Aston Martin is building a new Zagato DB4 GT with a hammer. Like 60 years ago!

Aston Martin is building a new Zagato DB4 GT with a hammer. Like 60 years ago!

April 10, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

The company has manufactured a body for the first car of the collection series

Aston Martin manufactured the body for the first DB4 Zagato Continuation coupe from the “renewed” series of historic sports cars. By tradition, the specialists of the classic car section Heritage Division used thin sheet aluminum and the technology used to build original cars 60 years ago. For example, for finishing body panels use a hammer.

At the heart of the “renewed” Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato is a lightweight tubular frame. Body panels are made of sheets of aluminum with a thickness of 1.2 millimeters. The chassis, like the historical model, is optimized for the track. Under the hood of the sports car, a row “six” with two-spark ignition, developed by Polish engineer Tadeusz “Tadek” Marek for the original DB4, will be installed.

Engine returns will be about 385 horsepower. The thrust will be transmitted to the rear wheels through a four-speed manual transmission and a limited slip differential.

The classic Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato debuted in October 1960. The sports car was built on a shorter chassis DB4 GT and released only 19 copies instead of 25 planned. The model was equipped with a 318-horsepower engine, could accelerate to 60 miles per hour (97 kilometers per hour) in 6.1 seconds and develop 246 kilometers per hour.