Aston Martin presents its DBZ Centenary Collection

25 March 2019 - 17:56 By AFP Relaxnews
The DBZ Centenary Collection from Aston Martin.
The DBZ Centenary Collection from Aston Martin.
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In preparation for Zagato's 100th anniversary this year, Aston Martin published detailed sketches of the DBS GT Zagato and the DB4 GT Zagato Continuation, the two models that comprise the DBZ Centenary Collection.

More than half of Italian design house Zagato's 100 years have been spent in partnership with Aston Martin, which, in honour of this milestone, will be building the specially designed vehicles – the track-only DB4 GT Zagato Continuation and the road-legal DBS GT Zagato.

The Aston Martin DBS GT Zagato.
The Aston Martin DBS GT Zagato.
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Since the project was announced in September 2018, we've only had a rough sketch of the DBS GT. Today, however, Aston Martin shared a collection of renderings that show the pair from almost every exterior angle.

The DBS GT started out as a DBS Sugerleggera and has been souped up using the original DB4 GT Zagato as design inspiration. Most significantly, the double-bubble roof of the first iteration is carried over into 2019. From the top of the wrap-around windshield, the roof continuously slopes downward until the end point of the rear.

The Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato Continuation.
The Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato Continuation.
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The DB4 GT, on the other hand, will "follow that same recipe" as the original, starting with a DBS Superleggera, as well. Aston Martin executive vice-president Marek Reichman describes the model as a "modern incarnation of a timeless icon".

The cars be available to buy as a pair for £6m, about $8m or R115m, and only 19 pairs will be made. Deliveries for the DB4 GT Zagato Continuation will begin in the fourth quarter of this year and deliveries for the DBS GT will begin in the fourth quarter of 2020.


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