- Jul 6, 2008
- Northern Californialand
- '69 Mustang project, '92 Buick Retiree-gal
Autoweek said:Aston Martin and Italian design firm Zagato are joining forces to craft a modern car that recalls the iconic DB4GT Zagato from 50 years ago.
Aston Martin says the car is set to debut at the Villa D'Este Concours on Lake Como in Italy on May 21. A racing debut will happen later in the month at the 24-hour race at the N?rburgring in Germany. A production car will follow in 2012.
The Aston Martin and Zagato collaboration began in 1960, when Aston Martin was looking to remove weight from the DB4GT for a lighter, higher performance version of the car.
Elio and Gianni Zagato led a team that had a design ready in one week. The car debuted at the 1960 London motor show and was on the racetrack in 1961, piloted by greats such as Jim Clark and Roy Salvadori.
Aston Martin built 19 copies of the DB4GT Zagato--and all are still around.
The carmaker and Zagato would team up in 1985 to build the V8 Vantage Zagato and the V8 Zagato Volante soon after, and most recently, in 2002 to launch the DB7 Zagato.
"Now is the right time for a new Aston Martin Zagato," Aston Martin chief executive Ulrich Bez said. "And in combining our design intelligence, I think we can create something fitting of the iconic DB4GT Zagato."
More + Official Aston Martin Press Release
.....I liike this news. A lot.
/me sits and waits for the 21st