The First Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato Continuation Will Be Shown at Le Mans

Daniel Golson
Photo credit: Aston Martin

From Car and Driver

  • The first Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato Continuation has been built, and it will be on display at the 24 Hours of Le Mans this weekend.
  • It's painted in Rosso Maja, a color used by the paint suppliers for the original DB4s.
  • The DB4 GT Zagato is sold as part of the DBZ Centenary Collection, which also includes the upcoming DBS GT Zagato.

Last year, Aston Martin announced the DBZ Centenary Collection, which would see the resurrection of the DB4 GT Zagato as a "Continuation" car, like what Aston did with the DB4 GT. The first Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato out of the 19-car production run has now been built, and Aston has detailed it in a set of photos taken at the brand's Heritage Division headquarters in England.

Photo credit: Aston Martin

The first DB4 GT Zagato has been painted in a striking Rosso Maja red paint, which Aston says was "matched to original masters" by the paint suppliers for the original DB4s. The interior has Obsidian Black leather covering the carbon-fiber seats, the door cards, the headliner, and the rear of the interior, while the Black Wilton carpets have Obsidian Black stitching and edges.

Every DB4 GT Zagato has a 4.7-liter inline-six engine with close to 400 horsepower, which is mated to a four-speed manual transmission. Each one also has a limited-slip differential, an FIA-approved roll cage, and classic Borrani wire wheels. Aston says the car is the result of 4500 hours of craftsmanship, and each one is hand-built to the owner's desired spec.

Photo credit: Aston Martin

This red DB4 will make its public debut at the 24 Hours of Le Mans this weekend, where it will be on display at Aston's VIP hospitality suite next to the race track. We're still waiting with bated breath to see the other half of the DBZ Centenary Collection, the DBS GT Zagato, which has yet to be detailed beyond some sketches. Aston says that while delivery of the DB4 GT Zagatos will begin in the third quarter of 2019, the DBS GT Zagato won't start to be delivered until the end of 2020, so we might still be waiting a while before it's revealed.

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