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Aston Martin’s making a £7m Zagato two-pack
The DB4 GT Zagato will be recreated alongside a new, DBS-based special
The continuations, um, continue. Aston Martin’s latest is the 1960s DB4 GT Zagato, perhaps its prettiest and most sought-after car ever. Aston’s going to make another 19, which will all roll out of the same Newport Pagnell plant that produced the originals.
Like Aston’s DB5 continuations, it’ll be track-only, presumably thanks to complex, fun-sponge safety regulations. But with its body made of “thin-gauge aluminium” panels and its straight-six pumping a very healthy 380bhp to the rear wheels via a four-speed manual, you might be thankful you’re only allowed to drive it at places designed to be safely crashed at. It’s going to take some mastering, this thing.
Aston’s making 19 more DB4 GTs to mark the centenary of Zagato, but it’s not stopping there. Buy one and like some sort of lottery win-level Hot Wheels multipack, it’ll also come alongside a modern take on the recipe, a road-legal DBS GT Zagato, based on the new, quite mad DBS Superleggera.
It’ll get the usual Zagato styling nods, with a double-bubble roof, truncated tail and a big grille. You can see a designer’s sketch above, which hints at something very dramatic indeed. If you want one, you have to buy it in tandem with the new-old DB4. And vice versa…
“As an engineer I would always say my favourite Aston Martin is the next one,” says Aston boss Andy Palmer, “but I have to say I’m struggling to think of a finer two-car garage than this”. As the man in charge of a company asking £7.2million for these cars, of course he’d say that.
Yep, you read that right. For this still slightly mysterious pair of cars – dubbed the DBZ Centenary Collection – Aston’s asking £6million plus taxes. You’ll be waiting a while, too; your DB4 will be delivered at the end of 2019, your DBS at the end of 2020.
If you could, would you?