To mark Aston Martin’s 100th anniversary, Zagato Atelier completed two unique cars: the DBS Coupé Zagato Centennial and a DB9 Spyder Zagato Centennial. The owners of the one-of-a-kind Aston Martins include “a young and prestigious Japanese entrepreneur,” to whom the DBS Coupe was delivered, and American car collector Peter Read, who took ownership of the DB9.
The DBS Coupé Zagato Centennial sports an Italian touch highlighted by a ‘double bubble’ roof reminiscent of Zagato cars from the 1950s. “Redesigning the DBS was a difficult job,” said Norihiko Harada, Zagato’s chief designer. “Our challenge was to bring sporty styling together with a more Mediterranean luxury GT feel, all with typical Zagato quality.”
The DB9 has its roots in a collaboration that began in 2001 with a DB7 Zagato, which was inspired and financed by the Zagato team comprising of Andrea and Marella Zagato and Peter Read, a long time enthusiast and collector of Aston Martins. All 99 units of the DB7 Zagato were sold at the Paris Motor Show prior to production and with the approval and collaboration of Aston Martin, the same team created the one-off DB9 Spyder Zagato Centennial.
“The DB9 Spyder Zagato Centennial perfectly merges Aston Martin and Zagato’s DNA by combining the elegance of design, typical of Zagato, with the soul, power and prestige of Aston Martin, all developed over the last 100 years,” Read said.
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