After recent turbulent news, it’s refreshing to see the Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato Continuation programme is nearing the finish line giving the British marque a much-needed boost of confidence.
If you happen to be one of the 19 lucky recipients of Aston Martins beautiful DB4 GT Zagato Continuation cars, you’ll be ecstatic to learn the once-in-a-lifetime build programme is now in full swing with the handmade stunning creations heading rapidly towards the home straight.
Paul Spires, President of Aston Martin Works, said:
“It’s a privilege for all of us here at Newport Pagnell, as part of the Aston Martin family, to work on these remarkable ‘new old’ cars.
“The Continuation programme we started here with the DB4 GT Continuation in 2017, that has now spawned the iconic DB4 GT Zagato Continuation, is truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for us to contribute to the rich history of this great British luxury sports car brand.
“Along with the craftsmen and women who built the all-conquering DBR1 and DB3S race cars; the iconic DB4, DB5 and DB6; and the remarkable William Towns Aston Martin Lagonda super-saloon, the staff here today are making their own mark on automotive history.”
The first £6m Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato Continuation has already made its public debut this at the illustrious 24 Hours of Le Mans 2019 and was received with open arms by those who attended the event.
It’s reported a total of around 4,500 hours of artisan craftsmanship has been attributed to each production model of this previously track-only sports car. Created at Aston Martin’s globally renowned Heritage Division headquarters in Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire, the latest and first of the opulent Zagato’s is sure to attract full-blown attention later this week.
This latest continuation car follows the success of the 25 DB4 GT Continuation models that sold to enthusiast collectors in 2017 and precedes what will perhaps be the most ambitious continuation to date: the Aston Martin DB5 Goldfinger Edition cars that will come to market in 2020.
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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.”
Unapologetically dressed in bright Rosso Maja red paint, the car’s exterior colour has been matched to original masters created by Max Meyer & ICI, the paint suppliers for the original cars. Inside, the car is trimmed in Obsidian Black leather, which covers the pads in the carbon fibre race seats; door cards, headliner and rear environment. Black Wilton carpets bound in Obsidian Black leather trim cover the floor, stitched in matching Obsidian Black thread.