Two centennial models to be made for Aston Martin

July 23, 2013 12:00 AM

When an iconic brand like Aston Martin reaches its 100th anniversary, it's time for a celebration. That's why the luxury automaker is being honored on its centennial celebration by Zagato Atelier, which will create two specialty models of the vehicle - a DBS Coupe and a DB9 Spyder. Each of the products was designed especially for a specific driver, with the former going to a Japanese entrepreneur and the latter heading to the garage of an American car collector. 

The DBS will feature a cross between the traditional feel of the car and some special touches, including a double-bubble roof design that dates back to the 1950s, Motorward reports. Similarly, the DB9 Spyder will undergo some auto repair to enhance a few of its special elements, all the while combining the look of Aston Martin with the personality of Zagato Atelier. 

"Redesigning the DBS was a difficult job," said Norihiko Harada, Zagato's chief designer. "The DBS is already one of the most beautiful modern sports cars around. Our challenge was to bring sporty styling together with a more Mediterranean luxury GT feel, all with the typical Zagato quality." 

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