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Audrain Concours coup: Aston Martin debuts Centenary car


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.

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Centennial pairing includes DBS GT Zagato (left) and DB4 GT Zagato Continuation

“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.

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Deliveries of DB4 GT Zagato Continuation will be done later this year while buyers must wait until late 2020 for DBS GT Zagatos to complete their sets

“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.

Larry Edsall
Larry Edsall
A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.


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