Aston Martin plan to celebrate the competition success of the DB4 GT Lightweight by manufacturing 25, track only “Continuation” cars.
The DB4 GT Prototype winning its first outing in 1959 at Silverstone in the hands of non-other than Sir Stirling Moss. The Lightweight factory car was a response to the success of the infamous Ferrari SWB 250 Berlinetta.
No doubt on the back of the success seen at Jaguar, building continuation Lightweight E-Types and more recently the stunning XKSS, Aston Martin similarly, will produce the DB4 GT taking advantage of their immensely talented in-house teams. Production of the DB4, to lightweight spec and will see a return to the company’s no state of the art facilities at Newport Pagnal, which has not see production since 2007.
Unfortunately, we won’t start seeing these cars until late 2017 when deliveries commence.
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.”
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