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Zagato prepares DBS Coupe, DB9 Spyder Centennial models to mark Aston Martin’s centenary

As you may know already, Aston Martin is celebrating its centenary this year and the British auto manufacturer revealed the Vanquish Centenary Edition back in January. Still, this is not all, as Zagato is also preparing two new models in order to mark the 100th anniversary of the British carmaker. Moreover, Zagato also celebrates over 50 years of partnership with Aston Martin.

Zagato will be building two models, the DB9 Spyder Zagato Centennial and the DBS Coupe Zagato Centennial. The bad news is that the two cars are already sold: the convertible model went to American car collector Peter Read, known for its passion for Aston Martin cars, while the coupe went to a young entrepreneur based in Japan.

Both cars draw inspiration from the 2002 Aston martin DB7 Zagato, but looking at the photos we can say that the vehicles are quite impressive.

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Aston Martin DBS successor will mark firm’s 100th anniversary

Aston Martin will soon unveil a new vehicle that will replace the flagship line of DBS cars. According to Michael van der Sande, Aston Martin’s chief commercial officer, the carmaker will soon make an announcement about the new vehicle, which will start production at the end of the year.

Van der Sande teased that the prototype car that Aston Martin presented at Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este in Italy last month may provide a preview of "something that might be to come." 

According to van der Sande, the new vehicle is in celebration of the company’s 100th anniversary and spells Aston Martin’s new direction in terms of design and technology. Aston Martin will rely on its new models to be able to compete against rivals Lamborghini and Ferrari in luxury sports car sales.

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Aston Martin Vanquish returns as the DBS successor

As you may know already, Aston Martin showed at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este the Project AM 310, a concept car that previewed the next-generation DBS. Today, Car magazine managed to spy the next supercar and revealed the fact that the new vehicle will revive the Vanquish name.

For those who don’t know, the Aston Martin Vanquish was a major success for the British manufacturer and was sold from 2001 ‘till 2007.

The Vanquish was built under the leadership of Ulrich Bez, who was appointed as Aston Martin CEO back in 2000.

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Anderson does the Aston Martin DBS Casino Royale

Anderson has unveiled the "Casino Royale" Aston Martin DBS. The Aston Martin DBS first came out 35 years ago. But it was only one year ago that the model was introduced to cinema audiences in the James Bond movie. Anderson, which has its main office in Düsseldorf, modified the VIP automobile. The stock car comes with the added features of the Platinum Grey Edition.

It also got a power boost in the capital of North Rhein-Westphalia. From 517 hp, the vehicle now produces as high as 572 hp due to the installed exhaust system with catalyst, replacement pipes, manifold and software optimization. The "language center" of the exclusive engine has a black valve system with remote control that enables three different sound levels.

In addition, the complete exhaust system cut the weight by 21 kg. The complete matt gray paint on the sides is a contrast to the shiny gray of the perfectly selected parts that include the window borders, tailgates block and radiator case. The highlights of the lower set Aston Martin DBS by ANDERSON are a wheel and tires set of 21-inch shiny gray home-made ANDERSON rims with 255 tyres at the front and 295 at the rear.

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Before the new DBS by Aston Martin for 2013 arrives at the end of 2012, the automaker will build the last 100 units of the outgoing model to be special DBS Ultimate Editions. There won’t be any powertrain or suspension upgrades for the Ultimate Editions. However, sources say that to have an idea of what the Ultimate would be like, we only need to examine the DBS Carbon Black Special Edition.

The car uses bespoke paint, which needs 50 hours to complete its manual application. It also gets special wheels with some options being offered as standard.

It is available in both coupe and Volante convertible body styles. It’s likely that most or all of these styles would be used on the commemorative cars. But then, the Ultimate won’t be available with a manual.

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Aston Martin revealed today ahead of the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show two new Carbon Edition DBS sports cars. The new vehicles follow the success of the DBS Carbon Black introduced back in 2009 and will be available in two new colors: Flame Orange and Ceramic Grey, both colors joining the existing Carbon Black.

According to the manufacturer, each car will undergo firm’s unique paint process receiving seven layers of paint together with a 25 hour hand flat-and-polish finish resulting in a glass veneer normally the reserve of jewellery production.

Moreover, Aston Martin will offer the option to specify a satin lacquer paint finish, creating a silk-like texture. The design of the car will be completed by the 10-spoke gloss black diamond turned wheels featuring a reversed diamond turned or full gloss black finish as an option.

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Scheduled to be launched from late 2012 is Aston Martin’s lineup of revised DB9 supercars that will be spearheaded by the revamped Aston Martin DBS. The Aston Martin DBS prototype was seen in Germany, clearly showing that the new DB9 will feature a revised front grille and bumpers, fresh bodyside styling and a modified cockpit.

An all-new car is due to be launched only in 2015/2016. The carmaker made subtle revisions to the exterior of the DB9 and DBS but they will receive the first major changes on the platform.

What could be considered as surprising is the new grille, which deviates from the current curved shape inspired by the 1960s DB family to a single opening that’s more contemporary.

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After we showed you the Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano Comte Noir and the Aston Martin V8 Vantage Roadster Blanc de Blancs, Graf Weckerle Imperialwagen sent us the details and photos of their latest customization programme for the Aston Martin DBS.

As you can see from the photos, the car comes with a special matte metallic beige exterior paint with two-tone orange and white Graf Weckerle Coachline with integrated Graf Weckerle Imperialwagen brand logo.

Inside, we find brown leather, orange piping and orange Graf Weckerle-embossed leather ribbons in seats and door panels. Moreover, the seat and door inserts are covered in white Graf Weckerle high-tech Puroyale velvet with two-tone orange and brown Graf Weckerle Millefleurs-embroidery.

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Aston Martin could't keep it to itself and revealed today its 16th convertible in 95 years: the brand new DBS Volante a.k.a. Convertible. The new vehicle which is going to be revealed at this year's Geneva Motor Show is features the same engine found on the coupe version: the 6.0-litre V12 engine (found also on the V12 Vantage) capable to deliver an impressive 510 hp and 530 Nm of torque offering a sprint to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 4.3 seconds while the top speed achieved, with the soft top on, is 307 km/h (191 mph).

For those interested in buying this monster, Aston Martin is offering two gearbox choices: a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic which comes with stylish paddles.

The Volante comes with 20 inch wheels wrapped in Pirelli P Zero high performance tires but also with carbon ceramic brakes as standard (398 mm diameter with six-piston calipers on the front and 360 mm diameter with four-piston calipers on the rear)providing exceptional stopping power.

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For six months, Edo Competition engineers worked to develop a package that could transform a 2005 Aston Martin DB9 into an Aston Martin DBS. At their Ahlen, Germany workshop, these engineers came up with upgrades in engine output from 470 to 550hp (350 to 410 kW).

They fitted the vehicle with a high-performance exhaust with 70 mm butterfly valves, stainless steel pipes, and chrome exhaust tips.

The modified car, which rides on 20-inch wheels, has a top speed of 199 mph (320 km/h) making it 16 mph (25 km/h) faster. Its exterior enhancements consist of a new carbon fiber front fascia and a carbon rear diffuser.

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The Cyrus package presented by the tuners at Mansory is all about masculinity and power. Based on the Aston Martin DBS or the DB9, the Cyrus has a newly designed front skirt with enlarged air inlets, the carbon fiber wing extensions and the newly designed rear skirt with an integrated diffuser.

The function of the two slotted power domes on the carbon fiber bonnet is to send extra air into the 12-cylinder engine.

Other features added include the stainless steel tailpipes attached to the sonorous sport exhaust system. The car rides on large 9x20 front and 10.5x21 rear ultra-forged rims wrapped in 255/30ZR20 front and 295/25ZR21 rear Dunlop Sport Maxx tires. To improve road holding, the coilover suspension has been adjusted to lower the center of gravity.

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