A true supercar of its times, the Aston Martin DB4 G.T. will be celebrated by the automaker with limited production of 25 track-only special series continuation cars.
Aston Martin launched the DB4 G.T. in 1959 and was based on production DB4 at the time and soon after its launch the automaker scored its historic outright win in the Le Mans 24 Hours. Underneath its hood was the legendary 3.7-litre straight-six engine and this it not only the Britain’s fastest passenger sports car at the time but also made it a winner for Aston Martin. The DB4 G.T. had a shorter stature and with lighter and sleeker body.
Aston Martin went ahead with production of a total of 75 DB4 G.T.s between 1959 and 1963. Of these 75 DB4 G.T.s only eight were lightweight models and with most of them surviving today, each of them are valued at £3m each.
The supercar maker says that it will retain the design of those original eight factory lightweights for its continuation special series in a bid to provide its customers with Aston Martin’s unrivalled experience and exemplary attention.
The new 25 DB4 G.T.s will be manufactured by blending old world craftsmanship with touch of modern techniques to ensure that the cars are built upon original’s exceptional qualities while retaining its feel and character. The continuation cars will be blessed with improved engines, will offer superb handling, braking and safety system on top of all the other features that the original DB4 G.T.s offered. The new cars will feature the celebrated Tadek Marek-designed straight-six cylinder engine with two spark plugs per cylinder, transmitting its 340bhp to the rear wheels through a four-speed manual transmission and limited-slip differential, just as in the original DB4 G.T.
The new cars will also boast of VIN numbers that will continue from where the last DB4 G.T. stopped – Chassis 0202R – for an unbroken bloodline and impeccable Newport Pagnell-built pedigree spanning half a century.
Aston Martin points out that these new cars will be built for the track and not on the road. To ensure that customers of the new DB4 G.T.s car garner a complete and fulfilling experience from their supercars, Aston Martin Works has created a two-year international track driving programme held at a number of the world’s finest race tracks, including the spectacular Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi.
The ultimate arrive-and-drive experience, customers may also take advantage of Aston Martin’s dedicated driver training team. Comprised of expert instructors, including Aston Martin Racing’s multiple Le Mans class winner (and Goodwood Revival regular) Darren Turner, they will help customers master driving techniques from an era when track driving was more art than science. First deliveries of DB4 G.T. Continuation will commence in QTR 3 2017.