DB4 back from the dead at Silverstone

Riley Riley

Five lucky customers from across the globe got to drive their DB4 GT “Continuation” Astons this week at the home of British Motorsport, Silverstone.

In 2016, it was announced that 25 of the cars would be recreated, built to lightweight specification using modern day production methods.

Each car takes about 4500 man hours to build and you could say the finished product is better than the original.

The special series of 25 track-only Continuation cars were constructed by Aston Martin Works at Newport Pagnell,  the same site that the original DB4 GTs were built almost 60 years ago.

One of Aston Martin’s most illustrious competition models, the DB4 GT Continuation was fittingly built to be enjoyed on track.

In fact, Aston Martin Works has begun a two-year international track driving program to be held at many the world’s finest race tracks, the first being the Silverstone Circuit.

The ultimate arrive-and-drive experience, customers will also be able to take advantage of Aston Martin’s dedicated driver training team, comprised of expert instructors under the watchful eye of Aston Martin Racing’s three time Le Mans class winner (and Goodwood Revival regular) Darren Turner.

They will help customers master driving techniques from an era when track driving was more art than science.

Aston Martin Works president Paul Spires said the special series of 25 Continuation cars have, and continue to be built in the company’s recently refurbished, state-of-the-art facilities in Newport Pagnell.

“The result is a truly remarkable machine. One that offered 25 customers the opportunity to commission a classic, built to modern day standards and ready to be enjoyed in an international track driving programme, which we are excited to commence today,” he said.

The next outing for the DB4s will take place on June 21 at Europe’s fastest racing circuit, Rockingham Motor Speedway, and then at the world famous Le Mans Race Track on July 27.

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