Aston Martin has announced a new collaboration with legendary Italian design house Zagato, with the two initially working on a project to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the DB4GT Zagato. Set to debut later this month at the 2011 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este in Italy, the new project is believed to be a bespoke race car based on the V12 Vantage platform and will be just the first outcome of the new collaboration.
Work on the project is well under way with only an initial concept to be presented in Villa D’Este as a way to gauge initial customer reaction with a view to a production car following in 2012. It will also be campaigned in endurance racing, commencing at the Nurburgring on May 28.
Apart from this official teaser, Aston Martin has described the new project as being a truly modern interpretation of the original DB4GT Zagato, which stays true to the car’s historical routes.
The 2011 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este kicks off on May 21 and will also see the reveal of a new coachbuilt Ferrari dubbed the Super America 45. Stay tuned for our full coverage of the event.
In the meantime, hit the next page for a brief history of the 50-year partnership between Aston Martin and Zagato.