Aston Martin has introduced the long-lasting DB4 GT again to life, revealing that the primary few continuation DB4 GTs are actually rolling off the manufacturing line at Newport Pagnell, over ten years because the final Aston was constructed on the agency’s Buckinghamshire base. The primary fortunate prospects recieved their vehicles late final yr
Between 1959 and 1963 a complete of 75 DB4 GTs have been constructed there, although solely eight of these have been light-weight fashions. In the present day these vehicles are valued at over £3m.
The brand new batch will include 25 examples utilizing continuation VIN numbers, and whereas they’ll be crafted trustworthy to the design of the unique eight lightweights, they’ll profit from extra highly effective engines, higher brakes, plus improved security options. Aston guarantees that the combination of conventional craftsmanship and fashionable methods will construct on the unique character of the lightweights moderately than change it although.
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Beneath the bonnet of the brand new DB4 GTs would be the similar Tadek Marek designed three.7-litre straight six, however the fashionable construct means they’ll be producing 340bhp – up from the 302bhp of the unique. Energy will probably be despatched to the rear wheels by way of a four-speed gearbox and a limited-slip differential.
The DB4 GT featured a shorter, snappier wheelbase than the common DB4 for competitors, and as such was a solely two seater. The automotive’s bodywork will comply with unique building strategies, utilizing a tubular body with thin-gauge aluminium panels, although computer systems will probably be used in the course of the construct course of to ensure the match and end is ideal.
The unique DB4 GT was a prolific racer, and Aston is eager for the continuation fashions to be loved on observe too. As such, a two-year worldwide track-driving programme will probably be provided alongside the reborn lightweights.
The programme will happen at prime circuits around the globe. Those that enroll will get instruction from a devoted group, who’ll train them the right way to drive their DB4 GTs in interval fashion.
Aston’s plan to revive the DB4 GT is an much more mouth-watering prospect given Jaguar has already produced a rival – In 2014, six model new E-Kind Lightweights have been produced to traditional specification.
The brand new E-Varieties gained’t be the one traditional Jaguars introduced again to life both. Final yr, Jaguar revealed the primary of 9 new XKSS D-Varieties, every set to promote for nicely over £1m.
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