Taking a leaf from Jaguar’s book, Aston Martin have decided to re-start production of the iconic Aston Martin DB4 GT. the continuation cars will be limited to 25 copies. None will be road models with Aston Martin Works carrying out the bespoke production work!
The Aston Martin DB4 GT was launched in 1959, the same year Aston Martin scored its historic win in the Le Mans 24 Hours (in the Aston Martin DBR1). A total of 75 DB4 G.T.s were built between 1959 and 1963 with just eight lightweight models.
The continuation DB4 GT will feature a continuation chassis number with chassis numbers following on from the very last original DB4 GT. The cars will be built to the original specification, save for performance, braking and safety improvements.
Under the bonnet, the continuation Aston Martin DB4 GT will get a 3.7 litre straight-six cylinder engine with two spark plugs per cylinder. Power will be routed to the rear wheels through a four-speed transmission and limited clip differential. In total, the DB4 GT will boast 340 bhp.
The DB4 GT was a strict two-seater, the continuation model conforms to this with original construction using thin-gauge aluminum panels fitted over a tubular frame. The panels will be produced using modern digital technology to improve accuracy and consistency.
Customers will be able to join a two-year international track driving programme. It is said to represent the ultimate arrive-and-drive experience. Customers will receive expert tuition from Aston Martin Racing drivers on some of the world’s most iconic tracks. First deliveries are expected to take place in the third quarter of 2017.
Dr Andy Palmer, Aston Martin President and CEO commented: “Aston Martin has a rich and vibrant heritage, as you’d expect from a company that has been building some of the world’s finest sports cars for 103-years. Of those the DB4 G.T. stands proud as one of the most coveted of all. It’s a mark of Aston Martin’s breadth of abilities that in the same year we launched the DB11 – our most advanced ‘DB’ production car ever – we can also embark on an adventure such as the DB4 G.T. Continuation. A project that taps into the unique passion and skills that exist within Aston Martin, I’m thrilled we have the imagination and capability to offer 25 enthusiasts the unique opportunity to commission their own piece of Aston Martin history.”
The question now is will Aston Martin secure enough buyers at $1.9 million per car…