Aston Martin has unveiled the DBS GT Zagato at the Newport Concours in Rhode Island and there is plenty to leave you wide-eyed about the stunning supercar not least its £3 million asking price – but perhaps the biggest shock to the system is the fact that you have to buy a DB4 Zagato Continuation with it for a total cost of £6 million… Wait, what?
You read that correctly, folks; Aston will build 19 sets of both cars (an ambitious project created to celebrate the centenary of the legendary Zagato signature) but if you want just the latest item, you’ll be disappointed - this is an all or nothing deal. Billionaires aren’t too interested in two for one offers (we think) but in this case, they will be.
Under the bonnet of the DBS GT Zagato - finished in a stunning Supernova Red paint with black anodized metal trim (along with gold anodized side strakes, Satin Black and Gold 3D machined wheels, turbine-look taillights oh and solid 18-carat gold wings badges front and rear but if you want more then Aston's Q customization service will hook you up…) - is a 760 horsepower 5.2-litre twin-turbo V12.
If you thought that was wild, the interior features the world’s first automotive application of configurable carbon and metal 3D printed finishes… Aston says the cabin is built using a technology called physical vapor deposition and it takes upwards of 100 hours of 3D printing to produce. Caithness Spicy Red leather covers the interior while the trim includes a mix of carbon fibre and plenty of textured gold elements.
“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,” said Chief Creative Officer Marek Reichman.
As for the DB4 GT Zagato Continuation, it gets a 4.7-litre inline-six making almost 400 horsepower mated to a four-speed manual transmission. Aston will build each one by hand to look exactly like the original – but they will have some updates such as carbon fibre seats.
The stunning cars will be delivered by the end of 2019.