Aston Martin and Zagato “re-release” the classic DB4 GT and build a new sports carSeptember 19, 2018
In honor of the 100th anniversary of the Zagato studio, Aston Martin intends to present a special collection of cars called the DBZ Centenary Collection. It will include the “re-released” track sports car of the 1960s DB4 GT Zagato and the perfect new road model DBS GT Zagato.
In total, 19 cars will be collected, and they will not be sold separately. The price of a pair of collectors will be six million pounds sterling. The assembly of DB4 GT Zagato will be installed at the Aston plant in Newport Pagnell, the new DBS GT Zagato in Geidon. According to the company, the “re-released” DB4 will be as close as possible to the original sports cars.
At the heart of the DB9 GT Zagato of the 2019 model will also be an armored tubular frame on which body panels of aluminum are fastened. To ensure accurate fitting of the parts, Aston Martin engineers will use state-of-the-art digital scanning technology. The final work on the body, the topic no less, is planned to be done manually.
Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato will be equipped with one of the versions of the engine with a two-spark ignition, designed by Polish engineer Tadeusz “Tadeq” Marek for the original DB4. Probably, this will be a row “six” with a volume of 3.7 liters, the return of which will be 385 horsepower. The sports car will be equipped with a four-stage mechanics and a limited-slip differential.
The new sports car DBS GT Zagato will be built on the basis of the extreme DBS Superleggera. The model will receive a new body with a characteristic Zagato double-bubble roof, a special front end trim and a trimmed “tail” part.
The last joint work of Aston Martin and Zagato was the three-door wagon Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Shooting Brake. He became part of the whole family Vanquish Zagato, which included three more models. All cars got a body made of carbon fiber and tail lights in the style of the track supercar Vulcan.