Aston Martin keeps the tradition and builds the manual coupe DB4 Zagato Continuation

Aston Martin keeps the tradition and builds the manual coupe DB4 Zagato Continuation

April 11, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

The company is sensitive to its own history and tries to keep every piece of it. Therefore, the specialists of the department of classic cars Heritage Division used thin sheet aluminum and technology used to build original cars 60 years ago.

Aston Martin has a decent demand for “renewed” classic cars. Specialists of the special division Heritage Division do not sit without work. At the moment there is a production and release of the sports coupe Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato. The original model was introduced back in 1960. Then the company released a total of 19 cars out of 25 planned.

The modern version is built using modern experience, but using classical technologies, where the process does not affect safety. Thus, body panels are made of sheet aluminum with a thickness of 1.2 mm. Moreover, the elements are brought with the help of the classical tool of beaters – numerous hammers and mallets.

As a power unit will be used inline six-cylinder engine, mounted on the original model. Of course, the power unit will be finalized. The maximum power will be 385 horsepower (318 power from the original). Drive will only be rear. Together with the motor, the mechanical transmission will be installed in four stages and the limited slip differential.

The “renewed” Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato along with the DBS GT Zagato will be part of a collection called the DBZ Centenary Collection.