You know that Aston Martins have had plenty of adventures with James Bond, but that’s on screen. Do you ever wonder what an Aston Martin can do in real life? Race attendees at the 2019 24 Hours of Le Mans will find out just what Aston Martin is made of thanks to the first Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato Continuation.
Part of the Aston Martin DBZ Centenary Collection, the Zagato is a track-only sports car created at Aston Martin’s Heritage Division Headquarters in Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire. The new car features a larger capacity 4.7-liter straight six-cylinder engine capable of more than 390 braking horsepower. The engine is mated with a four-speed manual transmission and limited-slip differential that feeds the power to the rear wheels.
That much power has the Zagato living up to its original purpose—to compete with the likes of Ferrari. Finished in Rosso Maja red, the car doesn’t just look fast, it is fast.
On the inside, the car is completely decked out in Obsidian Black leather covering everything from the carbon fibre race seats to the door cards, headliner, and rear.
Just like the original run of cars built in the 1960s, only 19 of these recreations will be built. Getting your hands on one of these factory-built recreations will cost you around USD$7.6 million.