The DB9 Spyder Zagato Centennial was a special project of Zagato Atelier to celebrate Aston Martin’s 100th birthday. Together with the Aston Martin DBS Coupé Zagato, the car made the debut at Kensington Gardens in July 2013. Following their unveiling at Kensington Gardens, the DB9 Spyder traveled across the Atlantic to Pebble Beach, where it was shown on the concept lawn of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.

The DB9 Spyder began life as a standard U.S.-specification 2013 Aston Martin DB9 Volante (with V12 AM11 engine with 510bhp and a six-speed paddleshift transmission). It was purchased new by an American collector and immediately shipped to Zagato’s facilities in Italy to be fitted with custom one-off coachwork. The body is finished in traditional Aston Martin Racing Green with Sahara Tan leather interior.

The DB9 Zagato Spyder shares the same styling treatment as the DBS Zagato, although the double-bouble roof is lost, replaced by a folding soft-top. The styling was intended to recall iconic Aston Martins from the 1970s and 1980s, such as the DBS, V8 Vantage, and V8 Virage. The snub nose penned by Zagato’s designers (under lead of Norihiko Harada, Zagato’s Chief Designer) gives it a character all its own and a more aggressive personality, while still retaining an air of elegance, as any Aston Martin should. Its front-end design carries through to the rear, where Zagato fitted unique taillights that mimic the design of the headlights, as well as a similarly squared-off tail.

The interior remained largely unchanged, with the exception of stainless steel trim and a green stripe, mimicking the exterior color, down the center of the front and rear seats.

A nice detail is that during the design and production phase, nobody in Aston Martin had seen the design until it was revealed at the centenary in Kensington Gardens. However, the idea was discussed beforehand with the CEO of Aston Martin, Ulrich Bez. A proof of great trust and strong ties between both iconic companies.


Designed by:
Norihiko Harada

Based on:
Aston Martin DB9 Volante

Production years:

Units produced:

All-alloy, quad overhead camshaft, 48-valve, 5935cc V12

‘Touchtronic 2’ six-speed transmission with electronic shift-by-wire control system

Front suspension:
Independent double wishbone incorporating anti-dive geometry, coil springs, anti-roll bar and monotube adaptive dampers

Rear suspension:
Independent double wishbones with anti-squat and anti-lift geometry, dual-rate coil springs, anti-roll bar and monotube adaptive dampers

20” 20-spoke cast alloy with graphite finish

Front tyres:
Pirelli P Zero 245/35 ZR20

Rear tyres:
Pirelli P Zero 295/30 ZR20

Front brakes:
Ventilated carbon ceramic discs – 398 mm diameter with six-piston monobloc calipers

Rear brakes:
Ventilated carbon ceramic discs – 360 mm diameter with four-piston monobloc calipers


Max. power:
380 kW (517 PS/510 bhp) at 6500 rpm

Max. torque:
620 Nm (457 lb ft) at 5500 rpm

0-60 mph (97 km/h):
4,6 sec

0-100 mph (160 km/h):

Max speed:
183 mph (295 km/h)


2,741 mm

Max. Length:



Curb weight: