Gaydon, Warwickshire - Aston Martin has revealed the DBS GT Zagato in its final ‘on-sale’ form, although we'll use that word with some caution here as only 19 of them will ever be produced.
There is another catch. Buyers can only acquire one as part of the £6-million (R106m) DBZ Centenary Collection, which also includes a DB4 GT Zagato ‘continuation’ model as per the accompanying pictures.
This is quite fitting considering that the voluptuous new DBS GT Zagato is heavily inspired by the DB4 GT Zagato, although being based on the DBS Volante, its underpinnings are completely modern.
The modern model also has some rather interesting design details, such as a moving grille and a full-length carbon fibre roof with no rear window - instead drivers rely on a camera and screen to see behind them.
Upfront, that ‘dynamic’ grille is big enough to make a BMW designer blush, but the real talking point here is that its 108 individual diamond shaped carbon fibre pieces are movable. The grille forms flush with the rest of the exterior when the car is stationary, but then 'flutters' into life when the driver hits the start button.