Milan, July 2013. Zagato Atelier pays tribute to Aston Martin’s 100th Anniversary with 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 COUPÉ ZAGATO CENTENNIAL
The Aston Martin DBS Coupé Zagato Centennial is an exotic cross of Aston Martin DNA with 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 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.
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 with soul and style in thegreat tradition of Aston Martin Zagato’s.
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Gaydon, Warwickshire, England
Chain Driven DOHC, 4 Valves per Cyl
Electronic Fuel Injection
5935 cc / 362.2 in³
89 mm / 3.5 in
79.5 mm / 3.1 in
380.3 kw / 510 bhp @ 6500 rpm
85.93 bhp per litre
320.96 bhp per tonne
569.44 nm / 420 ft lbs @ 5750 rpm
body / frame
Aluminium, Magnesium Alloy & Carbon-fibre composite body over Aluminum VH Structure