Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato Continuation car taking shape
The first of 19 Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato Continuation cars, part of the DBZ Century Collection, is taking shape using a mix of 1960s handwork and modern technology.
The Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato Continuation car will be a mix of 1960s handmade skill and modern technology. The first of 19 cars is being built at Aston Martin’s Heritage Division headquarters in Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire.
In a statement, Aston Martin said, “Each of the 19 DB4 GT Zagato Continuation cars is being built at Aston Martin Works to the highest possible quality using a blend of Sir David Brown-era old world craftsmanship, with the sympathetic application of modern engineering advancements and performance enhancements.
“A digital body buck has, for instance, been created to allow Aston Martin engineers to examine minute details of the forthcoming Continuation cars in ways that were, clearly, unavailable to the original cars’ makers. Yet the hand-finished body panels of the new cars, each worked from flat sheets of 1.2 mm thick aluminium and representing hundreds of hours of world-class craftsmanship, are created using techniques that were commonplace almost 60 years ago.”
This latest continuation car follows the 25 DB4 GT Continuation models that sold in 2017, and precedes the Aston Martin DB5 Goldfinger Edition cars that will come to market in 2020.
Paul Spires, President of Aston Martin Works, said: “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 and authenticity of the original design.
“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.”
Paul added: “Paired with the new beauty that is the stunning DBS GT Zagato, the DB4 GT Zagato Continuation cars that are being handcrafted here at Aston Martin Works are a unique and fitting celebration of the brand’s 60-year love affair with this unmatched Italian automotive style icon.”