Aston Martin Works plans to build 25 new examples of one of its most iconic vintage racers, the DB4 G.T., in its Newport Pagnell facility, where the original cars were built.
The track-only continuation cars will authentically mirror the look and feel of the eight lightweight-spec racers originally built between 1959 and 1963 (a total 75 DB4 G.T.s were built in this period, but only eight were lightweight-spec).
These cars were shorter and lighter than the production DB4, and turned more power out of their 3.7-litre straight-six engines.
“Employing a blend of old-world craftsmanship and modern techniques, continuation cars benefit from improvements in engine performance, handling, braking and safety, with great care taken to ensure these enhancements build upon the original’s exceptional qualities while retaining its feel and character,” Aston Martin wrote in a release.
Like the original cars, the continuation cars will feature bodies made of thin-gauge aluminum, and be powered by a version of the same straight-six, tuned to put 340 horsepower to the wheels via a four-speed transmission.
They will be licenced only for the track, and to that end purchase will include participation in a two-year international track driving program.
The price of each car will be roughly $1.9 million, and deliveries will begin in the fall of 2017. —Who wants one?
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