RE: First DB4 Zagato Continuation nears completion

RE: First DB4 Zagato Continuation nears completion

Monday 12th August 2019

First DB4 Zagato Continuation nears completion

Aston Martin Works is mixing tradition with technology to produce each 380hp Zagato



If you're one of the 19 buyers of the DB4 Zagato Continuation, you'll no doubt be intimately aware of the manufacturer's progress - because you don't just order Β£6.2 million-worth of Aston and forget about it. You'll already know that production of the newly-built two-door icon is now in full swing, with the first three customers (hopefully you're one of them) set to receive their new/old car in Q4 of this year, before the actually new DBS GT Zagatos also included in the asking price are then delivered.

For the rest of us, the brand's Heritage Division has been rather quiet since it confirmed in June that production of the DB4s was to begin. But the folks at Aston Martin Works have been busy hand shaping aluminium panels, mounting live axles and screwing plugs into 380hp straight-sixes. Although the traditional build techniques employed on the DB4s limit the pace of progress, Aston is making use of the latest manufacturing technology where appropriate to ensure accuracy. Rest assured there'll be no Friday builds in this batch.

The firm also revealed that for the first time the workshop can now build multiple continuation cars at the same time, meaning the order backlog for seven figure Astons should be cleared more efficiently in future. And rest assured there is an order backlog to clear, because Aston's DBZ Centenary Collection, of which the DB4 GT Zagato sits alongside the 'regular' DB4 GT and DB5 Goldfinger, is said to have proved immensely popular. Given the profit margins of such projects, it's unlikely the heritage department will quieten down anytime soon.


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sidesauce

Original Poster:

1,296 posts

173 months

Monday 12th August 2019
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Even though the cars themselves aren't my thing, to see one of them being built and delivered new is fascinating as a (half) glimpse into the past.

GT3hopeful

149 posts

72 months

Monday 12th August 2019
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Highlights how graceful old designs were compared to current more angular trend.

Dave Hedgehog

12,802 posts

159 months

Monday 12th August 2019
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GT3hopeful said:
Highlights how graceful old designs were compared to current more angular trend.
its one thing i applaud honda for on their new EVs, going away from this trend of every part of the car needing to have curves, creases, folds, vents or bits of trim stuck on it to a much cleaner smooth design

and giant stupid fking grills ...

dxg

5,735 posts

215 months

Monday 12th August 2019
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I wonder if they will have anything to distinguish them from the originals. Like a secret "number x of 6" squirrelled away under the carpets or a slightly different piece of trim for people to find in another 50 years...

GT3hopeful

149 posts

72 months

Monday 12th August 2019
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Dave Hedgehog said:
its one thing i applaud honda for on their new EVs, going away from this trend of every part of the car needing to have curves, creases, folds, vents or bits of trim stuck on it to a much cleaner smooth design

and giant stupid fking grills ...
I was referring to current Astons ? Hopefully Aston will never produce anything as ugly as current Civic.

smithyithy

4,815 posts

73 months

Monday 12th August 2019
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The rear 3/4 shot in the first photo cloud9

pppppppppppppppp

97 posts

77 months

Monday 12th August 2019
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Dave Hedgehog said:
and giant stupid fking grills ...
Well, you have to cook your sausages somewhere.

(agree with the sentiment though)

Nerdherder

1,674 posts

52 months

Monday 12th August 2019
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Fxxxing Stunning. I am in love.

blue al

215 posts

114 months

Monday 12th August 2019
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GT3hopeful said:
I was referring to current Astons ? Hopefully Aston will never produce anything as ugly as current Civic.
Or the Cygnet

Always worth a laugh to see what they are still priced at

oilit

1,105 posts

133 months

Monday 12th August 2019
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I agree, but according to howmany left 208 Cygnets were originally registered in the UK, and it looks like there are 156 currently sorned and or taxed, the low numbers will probably mean the prices stay stable.

There has been much talk about AM residuals - which invariably fuels the clamber for limited editions. This is of a different class though - extremely beautiful - and if only I could afford one.

V41LEY

2,507 posts

193 months

Wednesday 14th August 2019
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From an employee perspective, I imagine to chance to help with this project must be immensely satisfying.

Buster73

3,923 posts

108 months

Wednesday 14th August 2019
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V41LEY said:
From an employee perspective, I imagine to chance to help with this project must be immensely satisfying.
To be considered so highly skilled to be asked to join the team in the first place is a real feather in your cap.

f1ten

1,914 posts

108 months

Wednesday 14th August 2019
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Wonderful. Would love to see that being made.

Maldini35

2,429 posts

143 months

Wednesday 14th August 2019
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Beautiful cars.
Happy to see they are being so lovingly created.

ash73

17,917 posts

176 months

Wednesday 14th August 2019
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They aren’t road-legal, iirc? So completely pointless.