The Aston Martin DB4 Zagato is an Aston Martin product, with the design highlighted as one of the most attractive cars the British marque has ever made. Today they sell for millions of dollars, and Aston Martin has even decided to manufacture 19 recreation cars for those with the money. However, these Zagato continuation vehicles come with a free gift – a bespoke Aston Martin DBS GT Zagato.
Not to be mistaken for the handful of latest Zagato cars produced of late, this Aston Martin DBS GT Zagato showcases a unique design that serves as a modern-day homage to the DB4. Just 19 units will be constructed with it being impossible to get a brand-new GT Zagato without its similar DB4 Zagato recreation.
The car is a work between the Zagato design house located in Italy and Aston Martin’s design team in the UK, a combination that has led to a striking GT car. It hosts the typical Zagato design traits including a double-bubble roof, but also blends elements of new-age Aston into its unique shape.
While wholly redesigned inside and out, the new Aston Martin retains the similar underpinnings as the regular DBS. It will be functioned by a twin-turbocharged 5.2-liter V12 engine able of producing 715hp.
Marek Reichman, Aston Martin’s Executive Vice President and Chief Creative Officer, stated: “In the DB4 GT Zagato Continuation we have one of the world’s most beautiful and instantly recognizable pieces of car design. Creating a car fit to stand alongside it was always going to be a formidable challenge, but also a great motivation.”
He continued: “Sensational-looking and extremely rare, it is the modern incarnation of a timeless icon.”
The Aston Martin DB4 Zagato joins other continuation models including the DB4 GT and Goldfinger DB5 models. Each Zagato will showcase a 380hp motor with the model similar to the original car’s construction exactly. As such, the DB4 Zagato is a track-only vehicle as it will not satisfy modern-day road requirements.
The original DB4 Zagato was designed to go racing and take on Ferrari’s 250 GT, at first in the hands of racing legends Sir Stirling Moss. Unfortunately, the DB4 GT Zagato wasn’t a sales success, with the original planned run of 25 cars being scaled down to only 19 units. In today’s world these original cars are worth a fortune, one unit was selling for £10.1 million at Goodwood last year.
Called the DBZ Centenary Collection, each of the 19 pairs of vehicles comes with a price tag of almost $8 million plus local taxes. Deliveries of the DB4 Zagato recreations are set to start in 2019, with consumers collecting the keys to their DBS GT Zagatos in early next year.