Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Aston Martin One-77 And V12 Zagato Set For Debut
Aston Martin has confirmed the American debut of both the One-77 and V12 Zagato, as the world renowned British automotive brand plans a series of exclusive celebratory events around the famed automotive week in Monterey, California, from 17-21 August.
Aston Martin will commence the celebrations on the evening of Wednesday 17 August at McCall’s Motorworks Revival where the V12 Zagato will make its American debut. A truly bespoke and exclusive sports car, the V12 Zagato matches modern day technology with traditional craftsmanship.
The new Aston Martin V12 Zagato was originally unveiled as a concept car at the prestigious Villa D’Este Concours in Italy earlier this year, where the car won the award for Design in the Concepts and Prototypes class. Just weeks later the V12 Zagato went on to prove its durability with successful completion of the gruelling 39th ADAC Nürburgring 24 Hour race in Germany. Last month, following overwhelmingly encouraging interest from customers, the company confirmed a strictly limited production run of the V12 Zagato will commence in summer 2012.
As well as attendance at Quail: A Motorports Gathering and the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, Aston Martin will host guests from The Aston Martin Estate. This exquisite private venue, situated high above Carmel with panoramic views across the Monterey Bay, will provide the perfect backdrop for showcasing the ultimate Aston Martin; the One-77.
The One-77 epitomises everything Aston Martin; modern technology fused with traditional hand-craftsmanship and painstaking attention to detail. As a culmination of all the marque’s know-how, the One-77 delivers effortless beauty guaranteed to stir the senses with performance potential eclipsing any previous Aston Martin.
This grand estate will also serve as the location for a myriad of exclusive events including private viewings of the V12 Zagato and dynamic test drives in Aston Martin’s award-winning line-up of handcrafted high performance sports cars.
“Guests will be given the rare opportunity to test drive our latest model range, including the new Virage and Vantage S, as well as the four-door Rapide” commented Julian Jenkins, Vice President Aston Martin the Americas. "We are very excited about the program this year including the debut of the V12 Zagato, and we look forward to welcoming current owners, new customers and automotive enthusiasts to share our celebrations at The Aston Martin Estate.”
In addition to fine hospitality and exhilarating driving experiences, visitors will have the opportunity to interact with various partners including Emanuel Andrén, Far Niente, FlexJet, Lugano Diamonds, Louis Roederer, Thermal Motorsports Track & Club, Vizio, Worth Magazine and Zino Platinum Cigars.
The Aston Martin Estate will be open 18-20 August between 10:00am and 4:00pm daily.