On first glance,the DBS based Zagato bears some resemblance to both the Volvo P1800 and perhaps the Lancia Hyena yet it could not be described as either retro or dated. Typically, the DBS Zagato features a double-bubble roof profile, but this has been set off by a beautifully curved, one-piece polished aluminium strip that begins at the car’s beltline, across the top of the rear window and back down to the other side. The double-bubble roof curves continue over the rear screen and onto the bootlid.
The satin alloy grille will surely be a delight to fans of the 1960’s DBS. Just like the DBS, it extends almost the full width of bespoke the front of the car and also houses the interestingly styled projector headlight unit. At the rear, the car is neatly finished by new light clusters, an aggressive rear diffuser and curious trapezoidal exhaust pipes.
The 20 inch wheels are straight from the donor DBS V12 as is the running gear, ceramic brakes and 510 bhp spec AM08 engine. The interior of the car appear to have been unmodified from the regular car.
The car was also shown the following year at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show on the stand of the Italian car magazine, Quattroruote. By the time the public had been admitted to the show, the car had been surrounded by rather ugly metal barriers and giving a rather poor view of the most beautiful car at the show. A press release issued during the show confirmed the existence of a third Centennial Zagato, a Virage based Shooting Brake, which was eventually shown in late summer 2014.
The car has been commissioned by a young and prestigious Japanese entrepreneur who has preferred to remain anonymous. Apparently, their are no plans for the DBS Coupe Zagato into even limited production.