The production of the continuation build of the Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato is now in full flow, with 10 of the 19 cars planned under construction.
It’s almost a year since the Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato Continuation was announced as part of a double offering from Aston Martin – the other half being a DBS GT Zagato – in the process creating Aston’s most expensive offering to date at £6 million.
Just last month we got to see the first DB4 GT Zagato Continuation built as AML work towards delivering the full 19 cars promised, and we also got a rendering of the new DBZ too, although no photos of an actual car.
But it seems AML is now starting to make real progress with production of the DB4 Gt Zagato at least, with 10 of the gorgeous creations currently in one state of build or another at its Heritage Division in Newport Pagnell.
But building a ‘classic’ Aston Zagato isn’t like building a modern Aston, as each takes 4,500 hours of labour to create, many from craftsmen with skills you really struggle to find anywhere now.
Paul Spires, Aston Martin works President, 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.
It won’t be long now until the first customer DB4 GT Zagato cars start arriving with their owners, but those owners will have to wait another year for the companion DBS GT Zagato.