Zagata Atelier is celebrating Aston Martin’s 100th anniversary by creating two special projects: the DB9 Spyder Zagato Centennial and the DBS Coupe Zagato Centennial. The DB9 Volante is being created for well known American car collector Peter Read and the DBS is being delivered to a Japanese entrepreneur.
[quote align=”left” color=”#000000″]This car personifies the timelessness of the Aston Martin/Zagato marque.[/quote]
The DB9 Spyder Zagato Centennial is possible due to the approval of Aston Martin and success of the DB7 Zagato (all 99 DB7 units were sold at the Paris Motor Show prior to production). Peter Read best expressed the team’s vision for this historical car; “The DB9 Spyder Zagato Centennial perfectly merges Aston Martin and Zagato’s DNA by combining the elegance of design, typical of Zagato, with 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.”
The DBS Coupe Zagato Centennial crosses Aston Martin’s DNA with an Italian flair and Milanese inspiration. It features a smooth tail section and a ‘double bubble’ roof design, reminiscent of Zagato cars from the 1950’s. 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 with a more Mediterranean luxury GT feel, all with typical Zagato quality.” A project supported by Ennio Capasa, Creative Director of CoSTUME NATIONAL, whose creative influence is visible throughout the interior.
Performance numbers and exact details about these cars are unknown at the moment, but these cars will most likely make their appearance at this year’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.
(Photo credit: Aston Martin)