Earlier today we told you about the Aston Martin centenary party in London and the unveiling of a pair of unique Zagato-built models. Now let’s take a closer look at these tributes that are based on the DB9 Volante and the DBS Coupe.
Zagato and Aston Martin have a long and fruitful history together, and these cars – even though they are both built for individual customers – are the Italian design house’s homage to the prestigious British car maker. The design of both cars has a whiff of the 70s and 80s about it, what with the stretched bonnet and trunk that end up in sharp angles. It seems like a blend of the DB7 and the old Vantage models. It is pretty good.
The DBS-based Zagato Coupe features the firm’s iconic double-bubble roof design which harks back to the 50s. This car is sold to a Japanese millionaire. The Volante model, based on the DB9, is the sexier of the two and has a stronger resemblance to the old DB7 – a car that went under the Zagato knife itself in its time. This one is on its way to America to spend the rest of its life in a lavish private collection.