DS, Zagato and McLaren unveil new cars in Chantilly

  • AFP
  • Updated: Sep 09, 2014 13:06 IST

On September 7, at the first edition of the Concours Chantilly Arts & Elegance Richard Mille organized by Peter Auto, car enthusiasts were introduced to the new Divine DS concept, the Aston Martin Virage Shooting Brake by Zagato and the McLaren P1 GTR.

In the gardens of the Château de Chantilly, DS unveiled the Divine, a compact four-door model intended to embody the future of the brand. Among the concept's most notable features is a cabin with three interchangeable interior design configurations -- "Mâle," "Fatale Punk" and "Parisienne Chic" -- each with its own personality. The Divine DS was created in collaboration with the prestigious Parisian workshop Maison Lesage for the embroidery and with Swarovski for the crystal decorations.

The Aston Martin Virage Shooting Brake is a creation of the Italian body shop Zagato. Photo:AFP

Meanwhile, the Italian body shop Zagato presented an exceptional one-off car, the Aston Martin Virage Shooting Brake. The model completes the trilogy initiated by the brand in 2013 to celebrate its 100th anniversary, which also includes the DB9 Spider Zagato Centennial and the DBS Coupe Zagato Centennial.

Finally, McLaren took advantage of the event to stage the European premiere of the P1 GTR, the latest version of its track-focused supercar packing around 1000hp. The model made its first public appearance in August at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance (US).

The Aston Martin Virage Shooting Brake is a creation of the Italian body shop Zagato. Photo:AFP

The concours d'élégance also served as a showcase for the Citroën Cactus, the Peugeot Exalt, the Renault Twin'Z, the Lamborghini Parcour by Italdesign Giugiaro, the Alfa Romeo Disco Volante by Touring, the Maserati Alfieri, the Porsche 918 Spyder and the McLaren 650S.

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