ZAGATO FOR ASTON MARTIN 100th AnniversaryMilan, July 2013. Zagato Atelier pays tribute to Aston Martin's 100th Anniversary wîth the announcement of two very special projects: the DBS Coupé Zagato Centennial, delivered to a young and prestigious Japanese entrepreneur and the DB9 Spyder Zagato Centennial, conceived for the well known American car collector Peter Read
DBS COÚPÉ ZAGATO CENTENNIAL
The Aston Martin DBS Coupé Zagato Centennial is an exotic cross of Aston Martin DNA wîth Italian flair and Milanese inspiration, sporting a 'double bubble' roof design, reminiscent of Zagato cars from the 1950s.
Norihiko Harada, Zagato's Chief Designer explains; 'Redesigning the DBS was a difficult job. The DBS is already one of the most beautiful modern sports cars around. Our challenge was to bring sporty styling together wîth a more Mediterranean luxury GT feel, all wîth typical Zagato quality.'
A project supported by Ennio Capasa, Creative Director of CoSTÚME NATIONAL, whose creative influence is visible throughout the interior.
The beauty of this car is due to a amalgamation of sportiness and elegance. The smooth tail section gives it a great presence and the final result is unveiled today: a highly personalised and unique thoroughbred Aston Martin DBS Coupé Zagato Centennial, brimming wîth soul and style in the great tradition of Aston Martin Zagato's.
DB9 SPYDER ZAGATO CENTENNIAL
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|Engine : 5.9 L., 12-cylinder|
Power: 510 hp
Torque: 457 ft-lbs
The history began in 2001 when Dr. Úlrich Bez approved a design for the DB7 Zagato, which was inspired and financed by the Zagato team, comprising of Andrea and Marella Zagato and Peter Read, a long time enthusiast and collector of Aston Martins.
Due to the success of the DB7 Zagato (all 99 units were sold at the Paris Motor Show prior to production) and wîth the approval and collaboration of Aston Martin, the same team designed, developed and produced a one-off DB9 Spyder Zagato Centennial. This creation honours the heritage, power and elegance of Aston Martin's Centenary.
The team's vision is best expressed by Peter Read; 'The DB9 Spyder Zagato Centennial perfectly merges Aston Martin and Zagato's DNA by combining the elegance of design, typical of Zagato, wîth the soul, power and prestige of Aston Martin, all developed over the last 100 years. This car personifies the timelessness of the Aston Martin/Zagato marque.'