First of Aston Martin’s DB4 GT Zagato continuation vehicles to be unveiled at 2019 Le Mans

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Aston Martin is constructing 19 extra examples of the DB4 GT Zagato of the 1960s to mark this yr’s centennial of Italian design home Zagato, which has been serving to to design particular Aston Martins for the previous 60 years.

Every of the 19 vehicles might be paired with a brand new DBS GT Zagato supercar based mostly on the fashionable DBS Superleggera, with the vehicles to be offered collectively as a set often known as the DBZ Centenary Assortment. The going worth for the pair is a staggering $7.9 million.

Teaser for Aston Martin DBS GT Zagato and DB4 GT Zagato continuation automobile

Whereas the fashionable DBS GT Zagato remains to be a way out from its debut, Aston Martin on Tuesday confirmed that we’ll get our first have a look at one of many DB4 GT Zagato continuation vehicles on the 2019 24 Hours of Le Mans, which runs June 15-16. The automobile might be current at Aston Martin’s hospitality facility alongside Le Mans’ Circuit de la Sarthe.

The DB4 GT Zagato was a lighter, extra aerodynamic model of the DB4 GT developed for improved efficiency on the racetrack. Lots of the metal elements of the common DB4 GT have been changed with lighter aluminum items within the Zagato, together with physique panels that have been hammered and hand rolled into form. Those self same processes are getting used for the continuation fashions, with the work dealt with at Aston Martin’s heritage middle in Newport Pagnell, United Kingdom.

Production of bodies for Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato continuation models - April 2019

Manufacturing of our bodies for Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato continuation fashions – April 2019

The DB4 GT Zagato continuation automobile on show would be the first of the 19 new examples. It incorporates a purple exterior designed to match a coloration used on the unique DB4 GT Zagatos greater than half a century in the past. The inside is a mixture of outdated and new, with Wilton carpet, leather-based trim, and carbon fiber all featured. Continuation specification instrumentation and inside gear resembling a full FIA-approved roll cage are commonplace.

Below the hood sits a Four.7-liter inline-6 with two spark plugs per cylinder, similar to within the originals. The engine delivers greater than 390 horsepower to the rear wheels by way of a Four-speed guide transmission and limited-slip differential.

Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato continuation car

Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato continuation automobile

Patrons can anticipate to take supply of their DB4 GT Zagato continuation automobile within the fourth quarter of 2019. The DBS GT Zagato will begin supply a yr later. We must always level out that solely the DBS GT Zagato is street-legal, with the DB4 GT Zagato relegated to trace use solely, doubtless as a consequence of it not assembly fashionable rules.

The DB4 GT Zagato is not the one traditional Aston Martin convey introduced again to life. The automaker can also be constructing DB5s constructed to the identical spec because the automobile James Bond drove in 1964’s “Goldfinger.” And we’re not simply speaking manufacturing unit specs however a few of these by devised by Q.

 

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