Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato

The DB4GT made its premiere at the 1959 London Motor Show. The car was designed by Aston Martin and used the Superleggera body frame system - aluminium panels on tubular support frames - produced by Carrozzeria Touring of Milan. Although similar to the DB4, the differences added up to a very different motor car.

Five inches were chopped off the original DB4 wheelbase, making the GT easier to handle on a race track and reducing the overall weight; the engine was equipped with new twin-plug head and 45 DCO Webers, which increase power output to an impressive 302 bhp. The DB4GT was the first of many Aston Martin’s to use the cowled headlights.

Source: Aston Martin press

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