Aston Martin has started putting together the DB4 GT Zagato Continuation models that build on the heritage of the original cars and, just like them, are being made by hand.
The brand’s Heritage Division headquarters in Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire, UK, is responsible for completing the first body of the DB4 GT Zagato Continuation. Eighteen more will follow and all of them will use flat sheets of 1.2 mm (0.05 in) thick aluminum, created using techniques that were common nearly six decades ago, albeit with a modern twist.
Like the original cars, the reborn DB4 GT Zagato will be powered by an inline-six engine with two spark plugs per cylinder. The 380 horsepower produced will be channeled to the rear axle via a four-speed manual transmission and limited-slip differential.
“We are bringing all of our hand-craftsmanship and expertise to bear in building these nineteen Continuation cars, sympathetically incorporating the very latest engineering advancements and performance enhancements, but remaining true to the purity an authenticity of the original design”, said President of Aston Martin Works, Paul Spires. “After the unprecedented success of the DB4 GT Continuation cars, we are once again bringing to life in the 21st Century the stuff of Aston Martin folklore.”
Each of the DB4 GT Zagato Continuation cars will be offered with a new DBS GT Zagato as part of the DBZ Centenary Collection. The special DBS has a striking design and a powerful 5.2-liter V12 under the hood. It produces 725 PS (715 hp / 533 kW) and 900 Nm (664 lb-ft) of torque and is matched to an eight-speed automatic transmission. The DBS GT Zagato has a top speed of 339 km/h (211 mph) and sprints to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.4 seconds.
Deliveries of the DBS GT Zagato will kick off in Q4 of 2020, whereas the DB4 GT Zagato Continuation will be shipped from the fourth quarter of this year. Pricing for the “bundle” starts from £6 million ($7.9 million/€7 million) in the UK, before taxes.