Aston Martin Works has allowed a rare look behind the scenes to show the amazing sight of no fewer than DB4 GT Zagato Continuation models undergoing builds. The Works HQ in Newport Pagnell was the home of Aston Martin production until 2007, and now with the DB4 GT and DB4 GT Zagato continuation cars, production has returned to the site.
Each Continuation car is the result of around 4500 hours of labour and handcrafting. Twenty-five of the DB4 GT Continuations were built, and 19 Zagatos will be made, using a blend of 1960s craftsmanship, with the sympathetic application of modern engineering advancements and performance enhancements. The engineering car is currently being tested, and the first production examples will be delivered to their new owners in the last quarter of 2019. After the Zagato comes the Aston Martin DB5 Goldfinger Edition cars, due to come to market in 2020.
The original DB4 GT Zagato was built to race against Ferrari in the 1960s. Just 19 were made, and they went down in history for their giant-killing race results in the hands of such legends as Stirling Moss and Jim Clark.
Dr Andy Palmer, Aston Martin Lagonda president and group CEO, said: “I’m thrilled to see this ambitious Continuation project bear fruit in such an exceptional way. It took courage, vision and incredible dedication for all those involved to take this idea and make it the stunning reality it is today. The DB4 GT Zagato is one of the true jewels of Aston Martin’s proud heritage and, paired with the new beauty that is the stunning DBS GT Zagato, the DB4 GT Zagato Continuation cars are a unique and fitting celebration of the brand’s 60-year love affair with this unmatched Italian automotive style icon.”
The DB4 GT Zagato Continuation will be sold as one half of the DBZ Century Collection, with the new DBS GT Zagato. The price for the two is £6m plus taxes.