Aston Martin announced a new collaboration with Zagato in the 50th anniversary year of the DB4GT Zagato. First outcome of the new collaboration will debut at the Villa D’Este concours in Italy from 21st May. Aston Martin and Zagato first collaborated on the DB4GT Zagato 50 years ago. That car debuted in race car form at Goodwood in 1961.
Aston Martin and Zagato have enjoyed a long and fruitful relationship since their first collaboration which culminated in the production of the now iconic DB4GT Zagato 50 years ago. Dr. Ulrich Bez, Chief Executive said:
The DNA of both Aston Martin and Zagato has combined successfully to make some of the world’s most desirable collector cars in the past and in this special anniversary year of the DB4GT Zagato it is appropriate to explore a modern collaboration. Now is the right time for a new Aston Martin Zagato and in combining our design intelligence I think we can create something fitting of the iconic DB4GT Zagato that has gone before and since established itself as one of the most famous Aston Martins of all time.
Work on the new Aston Martin Zagato collaboration is well under way with an initial 2011 Aston Martin Zagato concept to be presented at the Villa D’Este Concours in May to gauge initial customer reaction with a view to a production car following in 2012.