Aston Martin DB4 GT — DB4 GT is undoubtedly the most iconic car Aston Martin ever made. 75 examples were built from 1959 to 1963. And finally, after more than fifty years, the British Automaker officially confirmed that the production of the iconic car would be resumed.
Among the 75 cars in the original lineup, eight were special edition lightweight models and the 25 modern continuations will be built based on that lightweight model. The company stated that the body would be made out of the tubular frame and thin-gauge aluminum.
Aston Martin DB4 GT Continuation Specifications
Modern DB4 GT race car will only be offered as a coupe. And the design will be pretty much identical to the original. As a result, we can expect the signature curvy body lines, large headlights and gaping grille. However, since modern DB4 GT is designed to be a track-focused car, consequently the car will be up for some track-focus modifications such as shorter wheelbase. Moreover, it is reported that the back seats will be eliminated as well.
In terms of performance, unlike the design, the modern DB4 G.T. race car 2017 will undergo many changes and improvement especially in its braking, handling and safety equipment. Up to this day, the company has not spilled many details regarding the performance.
However, it is reported that the power will be upgraded to 340 HP (from original 302 HP) courtesy of 3.7 L straight engine equipped with carburetors and twin spark system. Just like the original model, the 4-speed manual transmission will send power exclusively to the rear wheels through a limited slip differential.
For your information, contrary to the original model, the modern continuation will not be street legal. As a matter of fact, Aston Martin has prepared a 2-years track driving program for the 25 lucky buyers. This program will send the owners of modern DB4 GT to hit some of the best and most popular circuits in the world.
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To make racing more exciting, some of the world’s best racer, like Le Mans class winner Darren Turner, for example, are ready to give some guidance to new DB4 GT’s owners on how to safely cruising on the track with this car. That advice and guidance will help the owners big time since DB4GT will stay true to its roots and will not be equipped with modern race driving assistance.
The 25 modern cars will continue the VIN numbers of the original lineup. The car will be built in Newport Pagnell center. That’s place where the originals were developed, and it will be released in the third quarter of 2017.
|Name||New Aston Martin DB4 GT|
|Release Date||third quarter of 2017|
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