The reincarnated DB4 GT will be built to lightweight spec by Aston Martin Works, and will be track-only. Aston plans to introduce its own one-make circuit driving programme for owners.
Aston Martin is the latest of several manufacturers to produce continuation versions of iconic models from the past. Most recently Jaguar announced it is reprising the XKSS. Like the DB4 GT, it is due to reach its first owners in 2017.
The 25 “new” cars will follow on from the last DB4 GT made – chassis 0202R – for what Aston says will be an unbroken bloodline. Between 1959 and ’63 Aston built 75 DB4 GTs at Newport Pagnell, eight of which were to lightweight specification.
The cars will stay faithful to the design of the shorter, lighter, sleeker, two-seat-only race version of the DB4, says Aston. Construction will be thin-gauge aluminium over a tubular frame like the original, but executed with digital precision for what the company calls “a blend of old world craftsmanship and modern techniques”.