aston martin DB7 transformed into a zagato
aston martin DB7 transformed into a zagato aston martin DB7 transformed into a zagato
may 22, 2012

aston martin DB7 transformed into a zagato

the ‘DB4 GT zagato evocation’ is actually a 1990’s/2000’s era DB7 car converted to resemble the iconic zagato all images © richard pardon

built by UK-based bespoke auto producers evanta motor company to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the aston martin zagato, the ‘DB4 GT zagato evocation’ is actually a modern, V12-engine DB7 car that has been converted to resemble the iconic zagato.

the one-off car features an ‘oxblood red hide’ interior with a vintage DB4 dashboard and seats, while retaining the modern conveniences of air-conditioning, airbags, remote controlled doors, and heated seats. its one-piece body shell is composed of carbon fiber and kevlar, finished in solent silver paint, with 16-inch wire wheels. evanta notes that any commissioned models of the ‘evocation’ will feature pedal lengths and other modifications custom-tailored to the client.

evanta posted an abbreviated photo journal of the making-of the ‘evocation’.

front view

3/4 side view at the junkyard photo shoot

3/4 front view

left: view from above with hood and driverside door open right: interior view

‘oxblood red hide’ interior with original DB4 seats

above: the original DB7 car that became the ‘evocation’ below: process photos

via jalopnik

  • The lines of the body don’t quite sit right for me, particularly the back, also not sure on that roof lining, the whole thing feels a bit too kit car for me. I think some things are best alone.

    Paul says:
  • the stern is odd, perhaps to gain sufficient boot space for a bespoke AM luggage set, and the exposed roof cross brace is just silly in an otherwise beautifully finished machine. Applause for the effort.

    Tom P says:
    For the mechanical comparison.

    The DB7 conversion is quite muscular compared to the original. The roll cage inside, I understand given the DB4 Zagato heritage. But then I’d go the whole way in race setup, not try and disguise it.

    Better to convert a DB7 than an original DB4. Nice to see the effort in blending the DB7 mechanically with the style cues of the DB4.

    Bob says:
  • It\’s simply stunning. I made an overlay with an original Zagato and the Evanta has more overhang at the back. It seems slightly longer, about 2 inches.

    marc says:
  • Oh, btw, the steeringwheel is horrible

    marc says:
  • Great effort, pretty close, actually, to the early Zagato version. But it\’s the extra thick lip on the rear wheel well that kills the lines on that fender… clashes horribly. The original didn\’t have that.
    I agree with Bob, better to convert a later DB than a vintage one. Interior doesn\’t bother me at all. I\’d drive it.

    Marc D. says:
  • Steering wheel and stick-shift/location are dead wrong altogether. When I think \”classic \’60s\”, I see wooden steering wheel with aluminum spokes and a stick shift that sits in a classic ergonomic configuration (not so far up on the dash)…

    Outer lines, although not perfect, are entirely suitable, if not absolutely authentic. Roll-cage should have been \”hidden\” using rectangular tubing sections and an insulated roof (broken into an \”X\” is not acceptable).

    Who really wants/needs power doors, heated seats, etc. in such a car, by the way? Kind of misses the whole point I think….

    Dr. Floyd says:
  • Nice evocation , very respectuous of the original DB4 Zagato…

    Damien S. says:
  • Actually I would like to apologise for my earlier comment, although I’m not a big fan of this conversion there must have been a heck of hard graft that went into this car and that should definitely be reconised/rewarded.

    Paul says:

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