The Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato Continuation is a 1960 throwback and it made its public debut during the gruelling 24-hour Le Mans in France. Just 19 of these classic vehicles are in production, and each carries a £6 million price tag.
Originally built to race against the might of Ferrari in the 1960s, the DB4 GT Zagato was a thoroughbred machine. Drawing on the unrivalled knowledge and expertise of the team at Aston Martin Works, the 2019 DB4 GT Zagato Continuations stay true to the originals.
Finished in Rosso Maja red paint, the exterior colour matches the original vehicle. Inside, Obsidian Black leather trim covers the pads in the carbon fibre race seats, door cards, headliner and rear environment. Black Wilton carpets bound in Obsidian Black leather cover the floor, stitched in matching Obsidian Black thread.
The new model boasts a larger capacity 4.7-litre version of the straight-six cylinder petrol engine producing over 390 horsepower. This is transmitted to the rear wheels through a four-speed manual transmission and limited slip differential.
Further continuation specifications include a full FIA-approved roll cage, and Borrani silver painted wheels and polished lips. Thin-gauge aluminium body panels dress the lightweight tubular frame in a chassis optimised for track work.
Each car is being constructed to the highest possible quality using a blend of Sir David Brown-era old-world craftsmanship blended with modern engineering and performance enhancements.
A digital body buck has, for instance, been created to allow Aston Martin engineers to examine minute details of the continuation cars. In contrast, the hand-finished body panels are worked from flat sheets of 1.2 mm thick aluminium representing hundreds of hours of craftsmanship using techniques that were commonplace almost 60 years ago.
First deliveries of the Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato continuation commence in Q3, 2019 preceding what could become the most ambitious and popular continuation to date: the Aston Martin “Goldfinger” DB5 continuation car, made famous by the James Bond film of the same name. This one comes to market in 2020.