Aston Martin has revealed pretty much the final renderings of the upcoming DBS GT Zagato model that’s based on the DBS Superleggera we got to check out a couple months ago at Aston Martin Kuala Lumpur’s HQ.
The DBS GT Zagato will be paired with the DB4 GT Zagato Continuation to make up the DBZ Centenary Collection – where only 19 will be made and priced at six million pounds (approx. RM30 million) for each pair.
Aston Martin has spared all but two vital details about the car, and they simply baffle the mind! The DBS GT Zagato is fitted with a new active grille that’s made up of 108 individual diamond-shaped carbon fibre pieces – capable of projecting two totally different looks when it’s on the move and when it’s parked.
When stationary, the “flaps” remain flush but upon start-up, each of the 108 pieces open up like the gills on a fish – making the DBS GT Zagato seem as if it was coming to life.
Aston Martin Lagonda, CEO, Marek Reichman said, “This is a car that’s not only focused around beauty, but drama too. Our dynamic grille gives us an opportunity to provide the car with two very different identities.
He added, “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”.
The second most intriguing part of the DBS GT Zagato is the single-piece carbon fibre covering the entire rear windscreen. As such the cabin of the Zagato has been fitted with a camera-operated rear view mirror.
Pretty cool, but if you ask me, it’s somewhat a solution to a problem that shouldn’t exist. Funnily enough, Aston Martin actually said that the Zagato is treated to a pure and simple roofline “without any compromises to practicality”.
How is removing the entire rear windscreen, for the sake of aesthetic appeal, NOT compromising practicality though?
The DBS GT Zagato is set for production in 2020, joining each of the 19 DB4 GT Zagato cars set to be created at Aston Martin Works this year.