Aston Martin is building brand new DB4 GTs, which the enlightened among you will remember as the DB4 to end all DB4s – lightweight panels, a tuned 3.7-litre engine, shorter wheelbase and, in its day, the fastest passenger car in the world. Those that survived command values comfortably north of £3m today, which gave Aston an idea: build some more.
These 25 “continuation” models are built to better-than-new spec, with body panels rendered in CAD before being refinished by hand in the brand’s Newport Pagnell factory. The same factory that 75 of the old GTs were built in between 1959 and 1963, and home to the Aston Martin DB11 production line.
Yet, they’re billed to be considerably more expensive the brand’s current flagship, as insiders suggest a pricetag around £1m. Unlike the DB11, you won’t be able to drive it on the road – the 340bhp racer is a track-only thing.
Aston will take care of you, though, as its set up a two-year international track driving programme at locations like Yas Marina, and you’re offered a expert driving instructor to help whittle down your lap time.
Building new old cars seems to be the British manufacturer’s sideline of choice this year, as Jaguar announces that it’s recreating the stunning XKSS and Land Rover the original Defender.
But this might just be our favourite.