2013 Aston Martin DBS Coupé Zagato Centennial

2013 Aston Martin DBS Coupé Zagato Centennial

2013 Aston Martin DBS Coupé Zagato Centennial

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.


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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In Detail

submitted byRichard Owen
typeOne Of
built atGaydon, Warwickshire, England
engineAlloy V12
positionFront Longitudinal
block materialAluminum
valvetrainChain Driven DOHC, 4 Valves per Cyl
fuel feedElectronic Fuel Injection
displacement5935 cc / 362.2 in³
bore89 mm / 3.5 in
stroke79.5 mm / 3.1 in
power380.3 kw / 510 bhp @ 6500 rpm
specific output85.93 bhp per litre
bhp/weight320.96 bhp per tonne
torque569.44 nm / 420 ft lbs @ 5750 rpm
body / frameAluminium, Magnesium Alloy & Carbon-fibre composite body over Aluminum VH Structure
driven wheelsRWD w/LSD, DSC
wheel typeCast Alloy Wheels w/Graphite Finish
front tires245/35-20 Pirelli P Zero
rear tires295/30-20 Pirelli P Zero
front brakesVented Carbon Ceramic Discs w/6-Piston Calipers, ABS, EBD
rear brakesVented Carbon Ceramic Discs w/4-Piston Calipers, ABS, EBD
front wheelsF 50.8 x 21.6 cm / 20 x 8.5 in
rear wheelsR 50.8 x 27.9 cm / 20 x 11 in
steeringRack & Pinion w/Servotronic Speed-Sensitive Power Assist
f suspensionDouble Wishbones w/Coil Springs, Anti-Roll Bar, Active Dampers
r suspensionDouble Wishbones w/Coil Springs, Anti-Roll Bar, Active Dampers
curb weight1589 kg / 3500 lbs
weight distro43 % / 57 %
wheelbase2741 mm / 107.9 in
front track1585.0 mm / 62.4 in
rear track1582.4 mm / 62.3 in
length4721 mm / 185.9 in
width1905 mm / 75.0 in
height1280 mm / 50.4 in
transmission6-Speed Transaxle
gear ratios3.15:1, 1.95:1, 1.44:1, 1.15:1, 0.94:1, 0.76:1
final drive3.71:1
top speed~307.4 kph / 191 mph
0 – 60 mph~4.3 seconds
0 – 100 mph~9.2 seconds
0 – 1/4 mile~12.5 seconds
city fuel econ epa21 L/100 km or 11 mpg-us
hwy fuel econ epa14 L/100 km or 17 mpg-us
fuel capacity77.59 litres or 20.5 gal.