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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 by Richard Owen
type One Of
built at Gaydon, Warwickshire, England
production 1
engine Alloy V12
position Front Longitudinal
aspiration Natural
block material Aluminum
valvetrain Chain Driven DOHC, 4 Valves per Cyl
fuel feed Electronic Fuel Injection
displacement 5935 cc / 362.2 in³
bore 89 mm / 3.5 in
stroke 79.5 mm / 3.1 in
compression 10.9:1
power 380.3 kw / 510 bhp @ 6500 rpm
specific output 85.93 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 320.96 bhp per tonne
torque 569.44 nm / 420 ft lbs @ 5750 rpm
redline 6800
body / frame Aluminium, Magnesium Alloy & Carbon-fibre composite body over Aluminum VH Structure
driven wheels RWD w/LSD, DSC
wheel type Cast Alloy Wheels w/Graphite Finish
front tires 245/35-20 Pirelli P Zero
rear tires 295/30-20 Pirelli P Zero
front brakes Vented Carbon Ceramic Discs w/6-Piston Calipers, ABS, EBD
rear brakes Vented Carbon Ceramic Discs w/4-Piston Calipers, ABS, EBD
front wheels F 50.8 x 21.6 cm / 20 x 8.5 in
rear wheels R 50.8 x 27.9 cm / 20 x 11 in
steering Rack & Pinion w/Servotronic Speed-Sensitive Power Assist
f suspension Double Wishbones w/Coil Springs, Anti-Roll Bar, Active Dampers
r suspension Double Wishbones w/Coil Springs, Anti-Roll Bar, Active Dampers
curb weight 1589 kg / 3500 lbs
weight distro 43 % / 57 %
wheelbase 2741 mm / 107.9 in
front track 1585.0 mm / 62.4 in
rear track 1582.4 mm / 62.3 in
length 4721 mm / 185.9 in
width 1905 mm / 75.0 in
height 1280 mm / 50.4 in
transmission 6-Speed Transaxle
gear ratios 3.15:1, 1.95:1, 1.44:1, 1.15:1, 0.94:1, 0.76:1
final drive 3.71:1
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 epa 21 L/100 km or 11 mpg-us
hwy fuel econ epa 14 L/100 km or 17 mpg-us
fuel capacity 77.59 litres or 20.5 gal.