Aston Martin and Zagato have released the first renderings of the DBS GT Zagato – one of the cars designed to mark Zagato’s centenary.

World-renowned Italian design house Zagato has released detailed renderings of the new DBS GT Zagato – the second half of the DBZ Centenary Collection. The collection is to be launched to celebrate the centenary of the legendary Zagato signature.

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The unique project is intended to pay tribute to an iconic car through the creation of a future classic.

Using Aston Martin’s acclaimed DBS Superleggera as a starting point, and inspired by the voluptuous shapes of the original DB4 GT Zagato, designers from Aston Martin and Zagato have worked together to create a similarly evocative design language.

When it comes to key design features, the fresh interpretation of the iconic double-bubble roof stands out. Its clean, sculptural form stretches the full length of the canopy, discarding the traditional rear windscreen for a purer roofline. The double bubble motif continues across the cars bonnet, complemented by a wide wrap around windscreen that removes any severe lines above the vehicle’s shoulder line.

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Adding to the striking effect are muscular rear haunches, a unique wheel design, headlamps, and – of course – the dramatic front grille: a key feature for all Aston Martin Zagato designs.

Speaking about the DBZ Zagato Collection, Marek Reichman, Aston Martin Lagonda’s executive vice president and chief creative officer, said: “In the DB4 GT Zagato Continuation we have one of the world’s most beautiful and instantly recognisable 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 added that both teams – Aston Martin and Zagato – have “risen to the task magnificently”, by taking the DBS Superleggera and creating a car “which retains its identity as an Aston Martin, but expresses itself as only a Zagato can”.

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“Sensational-looking and extremely rare, it is the modern incarnation of a timeless icon,” he finished.

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