Aston Martin is going to bring one of the most iconic and classic cars, the DB4 GT back to life and it will be an extremely limited edition model.
Just 25 of these cars will be built and sold. They will be track only and even if you manage to afford it, it’s not possible to take it on the road and show off.
The lightweight DB4 GT will follow the specification at Newport Pagnell. The original DB4 is one of the fastest cars of the time but the new GT edition made it faster than its predecessor. The feat was achieved by making the DB4 GT lighter, shorter and it was powered by a 3.7-liter straight six engine. It was easily the fastest sports car in the British era. While the auto manufacturer built about 75 cars between the period 1959 and 1963, only 8 of those cars were the GT edition with a lightweight body. Aston Martin probably feels like they missed to focus on the amazing car that they are commemorating it now.
In their announcement, the auto brand confirmed that they will give utmost attention to preserve the originality of the 8 DB4 GT cars built in the past. “Bringing the best of old craftmanship work, braking, safety and style,” is what Aston Martin Works, the team dedicated to building the cars aim to achieve. They have even decided to use the original vehicle identification number so as to continue the series. Under the hood, the car will be powered by a 3.7-liter straight six modern engine capable of delivering up to 340 horsepower.
With a shorter wheelbase, the car is designed to be a two seater and is constructed on an aluminum body. While it sticks to all the traditional components and bodywork, the designers will implement some modern day technology to make the Aston Martin DB4 GT more relevant to modern day buyers. The car can only be driven in tracks and not in public roads. The company has signed a deal with different tracks around the globe so that customers can instantly bring their car to the track to experience the mind blowing speed it has to offer.
“By tapping into the power of Aston Martin that spans through decades, we offer 25 enthusiasts to own a piece of our art and store history in their own garage. The project commenced in a year when the DB11, our most advanced DB car yet has found its way to the stores. Bringing the DB4 GT back to life is a continuation,” said Andy Palmer, head of Aston Martin.