Aston Martin To Build 25 Brand New DB4 GTs Next Year

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British sports car manufacturer Aston Martin will build and sell 25 brand new classic DB4 GTs. The original model was powered by a 3.7-litre, 6 cylinder engine and Stirling Moss won in the same car at Silverstone in 1959.

Only 75 examples were built during 1959 to 1963 by the marque, and the value of each one surviving today is £3.7 million (Rs 31.5 Cr). The company has officially announced that it will hand-build 25 new DB4 GTs.

The car will be based on the same lightweight specification of the original DB4 GT, of which Aston made just 8. They will be track-only models and the prototype is slated to be finished in June of 2017.

The delivery will start by the end of 2017 and each one of this astonishing beauty will come with a price tag of £1.5 million (Rs 12.7 Cr). Also, the buyers will also receive a membership in a 2-year international track-driving program.

Andy Palmer, Aston Martin's President and CEO said, "It's a mark of Aston Martin's breadth of abilities that in the same year we launched the DB11 we can also embark on an adventure such as the DB4 GT Continuation."

The new model will feature a 340bhp, straight-6 engine with 2 spark plugs per cylinder. The powerplant will be mated to a 4-speed manual transmission and the car will also feature a limited-slip differential like the original DB4 GT.

The new DB4 GT will weigh just over 2,700 pounds (1,224 kg). It is also shorter, lighter, and sleeker than the old model, with a 2-seat interior and aluminium body.

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Story first published: Monday, December 12, 2016, 17:53 [IST]
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