2014 Aston Martin DB9 Spyder Zagato Centennial
Aston Martin had an overwhelming presence in last night’s Motorworks Revival. Besides the actual production designs on hand, as well as the actual new Vanquish Volante and V12 Vantage S, the actual British manufacturer introduced a One-77 and held the actual reside debut from the DB9 Spyder Zagato Centennial. This was one among 2 one-offs commissioned by Italian design home Zagato, in honor of Aston’s year-long, hundredth birthday celebrations.
One of these models is called the DB9 Spyder Zagato Centennial, a special model based on the 2013 DB9 Volante convertible . Looking completely different from what we’ve come to know about the modern DB9 Volante, the DB9 Spyder Zagato Centennial does carry plenty of design inspiration, most notably from the 1994-2003 DB7 Zagato .
Equally fascinating is the way Aston Martin and Zagato went to giving the one-off model unique tastes of both companies. From Zagato’s double-bubble roof to Aston Martin’s unmistakable, albeit larger, grille and fender vents, the DB9 Spyder Zagato Centennial really does represent the best of both worlds.
One thing that did throw us for a little loop is the design of the round headlights, which does harken us back to the V8 Zagato of the 80’s but comes as a little out of place when built into the sharper and more streamlined look of the current DB9 Volante.
In any case, the DB9 Spyder Zagato Centennial is still a treat to look at and noted American collector and Aston Martin enthusiast Peter Read is a pretty lucky man to being the recipient of this one-off ride.