59 years after its initial release in 1959, Aston Martin’s stunning DB4 G.T. is set to make its comeback. Strictly limited to just 25 track-only examples, production of a new special series recreation is set to honour one of Aston Martin’s most iconic cars.
From the moment that the first DB4 G.T. left the factory in Newport Pagnell, it began a career of both road and racing success that saw Stirling Moss take a race victory at Silverstone in its racing debut. A true supercar of the day, DB4 G.T. utilised a 3.7-litre straight-six engine and was hailed as Britain’s fastest passenger sports car.
Seeing a production run that lasted between 1959 and 1963, a total of just 75 DB4 G.T.s were created – of these, only eight were lightweight models. Now, some 59 years after that very first example left the factory, Aston Martin are bringing the DB4 G.T. back to life with a limited production of 25 DB4 G.T. lightweight track-only cars.
The build of each of these iconic DB4s will be carried out by Aston Martin Works at the historic production facility in Newport Pagnell. The official home of Aston Martin Works’ restoration, service and spares operation for the last 10 years, the site at Newport Pagnell ceased producing new vehicles in 2007 when production of the MK1 Vanquish ended and the business moved to the state-of-the-art facility in Gaydon.
All of the original DB4 G.T.s were produced at the Newport Pagnell factory, so it certainly seems fitting that, using a mixture of old-world craftsmanship and modern techniques, the highly skilled team employed by Aston Martin Works will be producing the Continuation models at the historic site.
Initially announced around a year ago, production of the 25 DB4 G.T. Continuation vehicles began instantly and the first example has already been delivered to its new home. According to Aston Martin, each car takes a total of 4,500 man hours to build and all of the beautiful new cars will be delivered this year.
We’re very excited to start seeing the pictures and videos that will appear as these stunning new Continuation cars are delivered to their proud owners and begin to take to the world’s racing tracks. What do you think of the new DB4 G.T. Continuation? We’d like to see your thoughts on Facebook, Instagram and Linkedin.