R106m Aston GT Zagato has some interesting design features

Aston Martin DBS GT Zagato Shows Off Its Stunning Final Form

Aston Martin DBS GT Zagato Shows Off Its Stunning Final Form

We'll remind you that the original DB4 GT Zagato was also built in a 19-car run, developed as a response to a need for a lighter version of the standard DB4 GT for racing.

At the front is a unique "dynamic" grille featuring 108-individual diamond-shaped carbon fiber pieces that remain closed when the auto is stationary and open when the vehicle roars to life, allowing the twin-turbo V12 to breathe.

However, upon start-up DBS GT Zagato will appear to flutter into life, as each piece opens. Our dynamic grille gives us an opportunity to provide the auto with two very different identities.

This is quite fitting considering that the voluptuous new DBS GT Zagato is heavily inspired by the DB4 GT Zagato, although being based on the DBS Volante, its underpinnings are completely modern. Sadly, the DBS's fascinating Airblade air spoiler system hasn't translated to the Zagato edition, but the photos appear to show a pretty aggressive underbody aerodynamics package clamshelling up from the rear that may include some diffusers to help with downforce.

Aston Martin has revealed the exterior design of the upcoming DBS GT Zagato in a series of official renders. "Only on start-up will the vehicle truly become alert and ready to perform, delivering both an aural and visual treat for onlookers".

The coupe features a digital rearview mirror linked to a camera to accommodate the full-length carbon roof, which covers the rear windshield area. Today's images showcase the final design for this large, single piece of carbon fibre covering where the rear windscreen would typically be placed. Aston Martin is offering it together with a continuation example of the 1960s-era DB4 GT Zagato in what is being labeled the DBZ Centenary Collection. Instead, DBS GT Zagato is treated to a pure and simple roofline without any compromises on practicality to the driver. Built to celebrate Zagato's 100th anniversary as a coachbuilder, and indeed almost 60 years of collaborations with Aston Martin, it's Zagato's excuse to bring a little distinctive Italian flair to bear on one of the best-looking British cars yet. "It was important to me and our teams to deliver something as handsome as the original DB4 GT Zagato and I feel that we have achieved that with this model and I can't wait to see it in the metal", Reichman added.

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