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Aston Martin's Most Expensive Car Enters Production

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Each car takes around 4,500 hours to meticulously build by hand.

Back in June, Aston Martin unveiled the first finished example of the DB4 Zagato Continuation as the brand’s most valuable new model. You can only buy it with the road-legal DBS GT Zagato for an eye-watering $7.2 million. It's extortionate, but each car will be limited to just 19 examples. Production of the limited-edition DB4 Zagato Continuation is now in full swing at the new Continuation build facilities at Aston Martin Works in Newport Pagnell, UK, with more than half of the cars slated for production are said to be in various stages of construction.

For the first time, multiple Continuation are being constructed alongside each other. This isn’t a conventional car production line, however, as each DB4 Zagato Continuation car takes around 4,500 hours to meticulously build by hand.

"It’s a privilege for all of us here at Newport Pagnell, as part of the Aston Martin family, to work on these remarkable ‘new old’ cars,” said Paul Spires, President of Aston Martin Works. "The Continuation program we started here with the DB4 GT Continuation in 2017, that has now spawned the iconic DB4 GT Zagato Continuation, is truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for us to contribute to the rich history of this great British luxury sports car brand.”

"Along with the craftsmen and women who built the all-conquering DBR1 and DB3S race cars; the iconic DB4, DB5 and DB6; and the remarkable William Towns Aston Martin Lagonda super-saloon, the staff here today are making their own mark on automotive history.”

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Originally, the DB4 GT Zagato was a thoroughbred racer built to fight Ferrari in the 1960s. Production was limited to 19 examples just like the Continuation car. Aston Martin is also building a limited run of DB5 Goldfinger Edition continuation cars that will launch in 2020 complete with working gadgets.

"I’m thrilled to see this ambitious Continuation project bear fruit in such an exceptional way. It took courage, vision and incredible dedication for all those involved to take this idea and make it the stunning reality it is today,” said Dr Andy Palmer, Aston Martin Lagonda President and Group CEO. "The DB4 GT Zagato is one of the true jewels of Aston Martin’s proud heritage and, paired with the new beauty that is the stunning DBS GT Zagato, the DB4 GT Zagato Continuation cars are a unique and fitting celebration of the brand’s 60-year love affair with this unmatched Italian automotive style icon.”

Customer deliveries for the Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato Continuation will start in Q4 2019 followed by the DBS GT Zagato in Q4 2020.