This article, originally published March 25th, 2019, has been updated with additional info and photos from Aston Martin.
Disappointed you couldn't get an allocation for any one of Aston's trio of limited-production Vanquish Zagatos? Well, you're in luck, because the company has a new Zagato, this time based on the DBS Superleggera. The catch? You can only get it if you buy one of Aston Martin's DB4 GT Zagato continuation cars.
The car, called the DBS GT Zagato, sports a new look similar to the Vanquish models, with a massive grille, double-bubble roof, and a flat-bill rear end with vortex-like taillights. Aston released a handful of concept sketches of the car in March (shown above) and, now we get to see what the final product will look like (below). Because it's based on the DBS, it will get a version of that car's 5.2-liter twin-turbo V-12 engine, though Aston hasn't specified power output or any other specs.
According to Aston Martin, that massive grille puts on a show every time you fire up the car. From Aston's press release:
An unequivocal statement of luxury, exclusivity and purity, DBS GT Zagato delivers a commanding presence whether parked or in motion. At the car’s front, a newly created and unique “dynamic” grille allows the car’s frontal area to transform its appearance. When stationary, each of the 108-individual diamond-shaped carbon fiber pieces remain flush with the car’s beautiful formed exterior. However, upon start-up DBS GT Zagato will appear to flutter into life, as each piece opens to allow the car’s twin-turbo V-12 to breathe.
The company will build just 19 examples of the DBS GT Zagato—one to pair with each DB4 GT Zagato continuation. For the pair, Aston Martin will charge you £6 million (around $7.9 million at today's exchange rates. That's an incredibly steep number for any two cars, we know, but we bet Aston will have no trouble finding 19 well-off individuals willing to pay the price. Deliveries for the DB4 continuation are expected towards the end of 2019, while the DBS GT won't reach customers until late 2020.
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