Aston Martin has revealed the exterior design of the upcoming DBS GT Zagato in a series of official renders.
Based on the DBS Superleggera, the company’s latest limited-edition supercar showcases the latest evolution in the Aston Martin Zagato design language.
How limited you ask? Well, in order to get your hands on one of the DBS GT Zagatos, you’ll have to also get a DB4 GT Zagato Continuation. The £6 million ($7.48 million) pair forms what Aston calls the DBZ Centenary Collection, with only 19 examples of each set to be made.
One of the biggest visual highlights of the new Aston Martin DBS GT Zagato can be found in its traditionally massive grille; this is actually an active item, meaning that each of the 108-individual diamond-shaped carbon fibre pieces remain flush with the bodywork when the supercar is parked and then open upon start-up to enable the twin-turbo 6.0-liter V12 to breathe.
“This is a car that is not only focused around beauty, but drama too,” said Marek Reichman, Chief Creative Officer, Aston Martin Lagonda. “Our dynamic grille gives us an opportunity to provide the car with two very different identities. When parked, DBS GT Zagato will almost look like it’s resting, but with the rear of the car still appearing muscular and primed for action. Only on start-up will the car truly become alert and ready to perform, delivering both an aural and visual treat for onlookers”.
In addition, the full length carbon-fiber roof will make it into production, giving the DBS GT Zagato an even more muscular appearance. This large piece of carbon fiber also means that there’s also no rear window, but Aston Martin solved the issue with a camera-operated central mirror.
“Form and function are constantly in battle with one another, but this is a great example of where we have been able to utilize modern technologies to ensure no concession has been made on either side,” added Reichman.
Production of the new Aston Martin DBS GT Zagato will start in 2020, with the first deliveries scheduled for the fourth quarter of the same year.