The DB4 G.T. was launched in 1959 and is celebrated as one of the rarest Aston Martin models. Introduced in the same year that Aston Martin won the Le Mans 24 hours, the DB4 G.T. is one of the most iconic cars in history and was Britain's fastest passenger sports car. Originally it evolved from the production of the DB4 model, the G.T. offered a shorter, lighter, sleeker and a more powerful version of the 3.7-litre straight-six engine. The DB4 G.T. was highly successful on the track, it scored a debut race victory at Silverstone at the hands of Sir Stirling Moss. Between 1959 and 1963 there was a total 75 DB4 G.T.s built and only eight of the lightweight models, most of which survive today.
The DB4 G.T. Continuation will be built with the original design of the eight factory lightweights, they will explore a blend of old world craftmanship and modern techniques including improved engine performance, handling, braking and safety to enhance on the original character of the DB4 G.T. To make these vehicles even more authentic the VIN number will carry on from the last original DB4 G.T ordered, creating an unbroken line of models.
At the heart of the design will be a version of the celebrated Tadek Marek - who designed a straight-six cylinder engine with two spark plugs per cylinder, transmitting its 340bhp to the rear wheels through a four-speed manual transmission and limited-slip differential, just as in the original DB4 G.T.
To celebrate one of Aston Martin's most illustrious competition models, the DB4 G.T. Continuation is built to be enjoyed on the track. Aston Martin Works has created a two-year international track driving programme held at a number of the world's finest race tracks, including the Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi. It will be the ultimate arrive-and-drive experience, customers may also take advantage of Aston Martin's dedicated driving training team including Aston Martin Racing's multiple Le Mans class winner Darren Turner.
Dr Andy Palmer, Aston Martin President and CEO commented: "Aston Martin has a rich and vibrant heritage, as you'd expect from a company that has been building some of the world's finest sports car for 103-years. Of those the DB4 G.T. stands proud as one of the most coveted of all. It's a mark of Aston Martin's breadth of abilities that in the same year we launched the DB11 - our most advanced 'DB' production car ever - we can also embark on an adventure such as the DB4 G.T. Continuation. A project that taps into the unique passion and skills that exist within Aston Martin, I'm thrilled we have the imagination and capability to offer 25 enthusiasts the unique opportunity to commission their own piece of Aston Martin history."
First deliveries of DB4 G.T. Continuation will commence in July 2017. For more information please contact Aston Martin Chichester today.
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