550 Aston Martin cars worth £1bn gather to celebrate 100th Anniversary: Zagato joins in with two new models
Kensington Gardens, London also saw the largest ever gathering of Aston Martin cars. The 550 cars that gathered, were amongst the finest AM cars ever built, and their total worth is around £1bn (INR 9,000 crores). These also included rare Aston Martin sportscars.
Aston Martin CEO Dr Ulrich Bez, said “The weekend was a fantastic celebration of all things Aston Martin and, I believe, shows why the brand retains such a special place in the hearts of so many owners and enthusiasts around the world. Exclusivity is a key part of the Aston Martin mystique – we have made only around 65,000 cars in our entire 100-year history to date – so to see so many of these rare beauties gathered together in London was a truly historic occasion.”
Speaking about the two unique Zagato Aston Martin models, restricted to just two units, the Aston Martin DBS Coupe and DB9 Spyder Zagato Centennial are in celebration of the company’s 100th anniversary. These two models custom built for exclusive customers, the Spyder adding to the collection of Peter Read, an American Aston Martin enthusiast while the Coupe is being presented to an unnamed Japanese entrepreneur. Scroll through the press release and image gallery on page 2.
Each of these two models, in keeping with Zagato tradition, is built largely based on demands of its two elite customers. They sport select features with the coupe sporting signature Zagato double roof and front end that is reflects designs seen in the late 60s or early 70s and the 1958 Dual Ghia 400. The coupe will also sport a distinctive rear end design.
Peter Read will receive his DB9 Spyder Zagato Centennial based on the Aston Martin DB9 Volante. It will sport the same massive front grille, flat tail and distinctive character lines. Both one off models are powered by DB9 510 hp, 5.9 liter V12 drivetrain engine. Live image credit: WorldCarFans.