ASTON MARTIN has pulled the wraps off its latest new car: a faithful replica of the DB4 GT Zagato that it originally launched nearly 60 years ago.
The latest in a slowly growing line of “Continuation” models inspired by Aston’s automotive back catalogue, the DB4 GT Zagato you see here is the first of the 19 recreation cars the British firm will hand build at its heritage works in Newport Pagnell.
Aston Martin claims nearly every aspect of the remade DB4 Zagatos will be nigh-on identical to the original cars that were produced between 1961 and 1963. Even the paintwork has been made as authentic as possible: Aston’s chief creative officer Marek Reichmann claims the pictured remake is finished in the same shade of red as the very first DB4 GT Zagato.
There are some 21st century concessions, however. Eagle-eyed readers will likely have noticed the cabin is replete with non-period items, such as the modern day-spec roll cage, the five-point racing harness and the carbon fibre-backed seats.
You’ll need a big bank balance if you fancy owning one of the 19 DB4 GT Zagato remakes, as Aston Martin is selling them for £6m each before taxes. To make that seven-figure sum a bit easier to swallow, the DB4 Zagato Continuation is also part of perhaps the car industry’s most extravagant buy-one-get-one-free deal to date: included in every purchase is a stunning, Zagato-styled variant of the DBS Superleggera grand tourer.