During a recent conversation with Aston Martin it was casually remarked upon that a few days ago, five customers from across the globe drove their own DB4 G.T. Continuation cars at the home of British Motorsport, Silverstone Circuit. It doesn’t seem like five minutes since when in 2016, it was announced that the iconic model would be celebrated with a special series of 25 track-only Continuation cars built to lightweight specification by Aston Martin Works at Newport Pagnell.
Fittingly for a car created to celebrate one of Aston Martin’s most illustrious competition models, the DB4 G.T. Continuation was built to be enjoyed on track. Aston Martin Works have begun the two-year international track driving programme held at many the world’s finest race tracks, the first being Silverstone Circuit. The ultimate arrive-and-drive experience, customers will also take advantage of Aston Martin’s dedicated driver training team, comprised of expert instructors and 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. Darren Turner will be the guest of honor at the Silverstone DB4 G.T. Continuation customer track day, and will be able to provide customers with invaluable insight into the nature of their cars. Since Darren was heavily involved in the development and rigorous testing of the DB4 G.T. Continuation project, he has fantastic knowledge that will equip the customers with the ability to maximise their track experience.
Paul Spires, President, Aston Martin Works, shared with MotorMartin the following regarding the DB4 G.T. Continuation programme: “For over 60 years Aston Martin Works has devoted unrivalled skill and experience to preserving Aston Martin’s heritage. We are proud to have created something for the future, and to see the cars being driven by their owners on what is the most iconic race track in England, Silverstone.”
“This special series of 25 Continuation cars have, and continue to be built in our recently refurbished, state-of-the-art facilities in Newport Pagnell, hand built in the same location as its illustrious forebears.”
“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.”
The DB4 G.T. Continuation customers will next drive their cars on 21 June at Europe’s fastest racing circuit, Rockingham Motor Speedway, and then at the world famous Le Mans Race Track on 27 July.
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