Aston Martin is reviving DB4 GT with 25 new track-only cars

Darren Cassey

The iconic Aston Martin DB4 GT is set to be revived, with the UK manufacturer announcing a limited run of 'new' cars built to the original specification.

The car was originally launched in 1959 as an evolved version of the DB4. It was shorter, lighter and had a more powerful version of the standard car's 3.7-litre straight-six engine. Its supercar-worthy performance made the GT highly sought after, but its racing pedigree gave it legendary status – it won its debut race at Silverstone with Sir Stirling Moss driving.