Production of the Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato Continuation is now in full swing at the AM Works facility in Newport Pagnell, UK, with ten cars now going through the painstaking build process.
Many, many man hours...
Each DB4 GT ZC, which was revealed for the first time at Le Mans this year and which will form one half of the €6.5 million DBZ Century Collection with the DBS GT Zagato, is the result of around 4,500 hours of detailed labour and meticulous handcrafting, according to the team behind it. Paul Spires, president of Aston Martin Works, said: "It's a privilege for all of us here at Newport Pagnell, as part of the Aston Martin family, to work on these remarkable 'new old' cars. The Continuation programme we started here with the DB4 GT Continuation in 2017, that has now spawned the iconic DB4 GT Zagato Continuation, is truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for us to contribute to the rich history of this great British luxury sports car brand.
"Along with the craftsmen and women who built the all-conquering DBR1 and DB3S race cars; the iconic DB4, DB5 and DB6; and the remarkable William Towns Aston Martin Lagonda super-saloon, the staff here today are making their own mark on automotive history."
The original DB4 GT Zagato was built to race against Ferraris in the 1960s, with just 19 built in total. Aston Martin has already done a series of DB4 GT Continuation models in 2017, making 25 of those, but this latest Zagato recreation is a step up again - and, for 2020, again just 19 will be built.
Dr Andy Palmer, Aston Martin Lagonda's president and CEO, said: "I'm thrilled to see this ambitious Continuation project bear fruit in such an exceptional way. It took courage, vision and incredible dedication for all those involved to take this idea and make it the stunning reality it is today. The DB4 GT Zagato is one of the true jewels of Aston Martin's proud heritage and, paired with the new beauty that is the stunning DBS GT Zagato, the DB4 GT Zagato Continuation cars are a unique and fitting celebration of the brand's 60-year love affair with this unmatched Italian automotive style icon."