The first edition of Audrain’s Newport Concours & Motor Week held this weekend in Newport, Rhode Island, USA, provided the framework for the global presentation of the DBZ Centenary Collection designed by Aston Martin.
For those who have not yet discovered this DBZ Centenary Collection, created in honour of the centenary of Zagato (a long-time partner of the British manufacturer), it consists of two models: the DB4 GT Zagato Continuation and its modern interpretation, the DBS GT Zagato. Each purchaser of the DBZ Centenary Collection (sold at £6 million each) will be given the keys to these two models.
In Rhode Island, Aston Martin presented this DBZ Centenary Collection in its final version for the first time, with both models proudly posing with each other. We already knew the DB4 GT Zagato exhibited for the first time at Le Mans last June, but the DBS GT Zagato powered by a 5.2-litre twin-turbo V12 block with 770 hp had not yet been publicly presented.
This is now done with this first model made in a “Supernova Red” livery (colour which is reserved for this collection) enhanced with elements in raw carbon fibre, a roof in a glossy black finish, golden rims and Aston Martin markings in 18-carat gold, which houses on the passenger compartment side leather finishes in “Spicy Red” marked with Zagato’s “Z”, as well as elements made of exposed carbon fibre (steering wheel, palettes…).
All copies of the DB4 GT Zagato assembled in the Aston Martin Works workshops in Newport Pagnell will be delivered before the end of the year, while the 19 copies of the DBS GT Zagato will be delivered to their owners next year.