Aston Martin’s designers pen some of the most desirable cars on the planet. Even cars several years old are appealing to the eye. While its creations may not need any help in the appearance department, the British firm has been enlisting the services of famed coachbuilder and styling house Zagato for many decades. The latest creation from this collaboration is the Aston Martin DBS GT Zagato. The new car boasts a twin-turbocharged 5,2-litre V12 power unit that packs 567 kW. This project was created to celebrate the centenary of the legendary Zagato signature.

Click here to read more about the Aston Martin DBS Superleggera, which the GT Zagato is based on.

Continuing the tradition

The Aston Martin DBS GT Zagato is the modern twin to the previously unveiled DB4 GT Zagato Continuation. The bespoke is covered in Supernova Red – a paint colour exclusively reserved for the Aston Martin DBS GT Zagato ‘Centenary Specification’. Contrasting exposed carbon fibre accents and Satin Black and Gold 3D machined wheels highlight the striking colour even further. Solid 18-carat gold wings badges front and rear, black anodised active front grille and its gold anodised side strakes and centre lock wheel nuts are other stylistic highlights.

Inside, the DBS GT Zagato features Caithness Spicy Red leather, Zagato ‘Z’ seat quilting and satin twill exposed carbon fibre fitted to both the paddle shifts and steering wheel. If the Aston Martin DBS GT Zagato isn’t special enough for you, the firm’s customisation division ‘Q by Aston Martin’ can take customer’s requests a step further.

If you are in the market for a bespoke Aston Martin then you may be keen to know that it costs £6m – plus local taxes, making it the most valuable new sportscar yet built by Aston Martin.

In their own words

Aston Martin executive vice president and CEO Marek Reichman, said: “The design studio at Aston Martin has risen to the task magnificently, working alongside Andrea (Zagato) and his team. They have taken the already fabulous DBS Superleggera and shaped it into something which retains its Aston Martin identity, yet expresses itself as only a Zagato can. It is the modern expression of a timeless icon.”

Andrea Zagato, CEO of the design house, commented: “Aston Martin’s elegance, class and purity of style have always blended perfectly with our own rationalistic design language. Zagato’s Centenary represents a bridge between the past and the future, strengthened by the shared vision for an innovative approach to collectibles, recently coupled in pairs and twins with the aim to reach new standards of exclusivity in the world.