First pics of the revised DB4 GT Zagato have emerged
In Aston Martin’s Newport Pagnell factory, just north of London, something truly amazing is happening. This used to be the site where all Aston Martins were made, but since 2007 has been the home of Aston Martin Works – the maintenance side of the business, where the skilled staff can service and restore any Aston Martin from any era.
But it seems like the team needed a challenge, and instead of just creating a replacement part of two have switched to building entire cars. First came 25 recreations of the DB4 GT, a race-spec version of the DB4 built from 1959 to 1963. The new version followed the old plans exactly, with modern safety tweaks, and are built entirely by hand. Known as the Continuation line, these new DB4 GTs cost £1.5 million (AED7.2 million) each.
Now Aston Martin Works is building the DB4 GT Zagato Continuation, and has released images of the first body shell to be completed. In the 1960s, Aston Martin gave 19 DB4 GT models to Italian coachbuilders Zagato, who added their own tweaks. It’s regarded by enthusiasts as one of the most beautiful Aston Martins of all time, so there are sure to be fans and collectors eager for one of the new versions.
But there’s more – you can only buy the DB4 GT Zagato Continuation as part of a pair. To celebrate 100 years of Zagato, you will have to purchase the Aston Martin DBZ Centenary Collection, which features two cars, the DB4 GT Zagato Continuation and a modern DBS GT Zagato – both for £6 million (AED28.8 million).
Keeping with tradition, only 19 DB4 GT Zagato Continuation models will be built – the same as the number of the original cars they are based on. Hopefully, Aston Martin Works can get them built soon, as their next recreation is a replica of James Bond’s Aston Martin DB5 from Goldfinger, complete with pretend gadgets.