British company choses new Rhode Island concours to unveil DBS GT Zagato
The inaugural Audrain Newport Concours d’Elegance takes place this weekend in Rhode Island and the new event has been chosen by Aston Martin to unveil the first DBS GT Zagato, “modern twin to the DB4 GT Zagato Continuation,” Aston Martin said.
Aston Martin said the car features the first automotive application of “configurable carbon and metal 3D printed finishes,” and also confirmed that the 19 DBZ Centenary Collection versions of the DBS GT Zagato will come with twin-turbo V12 engines rated at 760 horsepower.
“The modern twin to the previously unveiled DB4 GT Zagato Continuation, DBS GT Zagato forms the contemporary half of this unique pairing and will pack 760bhp through its 5.2-litre twin-turbo V12 power unit,” Aston Martin said.
“This uniquely ambitious project, created to celebrate the centenary of the legendary Zagato signature, pays tribute to an icon of the past and creates a classic of the future.
“With a price tag of £6m ($7.4 million) — plus local taxes — each pair represents the most valuable new sports cars yet built by Aston Martin as the luxury British car maker celebrates its longstanding association with the world-renowned Italian coachbuilder and design house, Zagato.”
The company noted that the Supernova Red paint color has been developed exclusively for the centenary vehicles, which also have exposed carbon fiber accents and satin black and gold 3D machined wheels.
Aston Martin also said that all of the DB4 GT Zagato Continuation cars will be delivered to customers later this year. The DBS GT Zagatos are due a year later.