DB9 Spyder Zagato Centennial
DB9 Spyder Zagato Centennial

DB9 Spyder Zagato Centennial

(2013)

Debuting alongside the hardtop DBS Zagato at the Centenary Celebration at Kensington Palace in July 2013, the DB9 Spyder Zagato Centennial also pays tribute to the 100th anniversary of Aston Martin. The car was designed by Zagato Atelier's Chief Designer, Norihiko Harada especially for the well known American car collector and long time Aston Martin enthusiast, Peter Read.  Read,  had previously been involved with both Aston Martin and the Zagato team back in 2002 in the creation of the DB7 Zagato and DB AR1.

DB9 Spyder Zagato Centennial

The open-top DB9 Zagato shares the same styling treatment as the DBS Zagato, although the curvaceous roof is lost, repalced by a folding soft-top. The Spyder, retains a new representation of Aston’s familiar side strake and vent, although this is absent from the coupe. This particular car has been based on a regular Gen4 DB9 Volante complete with the new V12 AM11 engine with 510bhp and a six-speed paddleshift transmission. It appears to have been finished in traditional Aston Martin Racing Green with Sahara Tan leather interior.

Following on from the Kensington Palace event, the Spyder recieved it’s US debut on the concept lawn during the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegence in August 2013.

A press release issued during the 2014 Geneva Salon confirmed the existence of a third Centennial Zagato, a Virage based Shooting Brake, due to be shown later in the year.

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