1961 Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato by CMC in 1:18 Scale
Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato was and is today more than ever, an exclusive and highly sought-after sports car world. Gianni Zagato has succeeded with its soft design language and its famous curves to tailor a body that may just inspire you. Interestingly, the 19 built original vehicles differed more or less in details because Zagato often took regard to customer needs.
The aim of Aston Martin, it was to become more competitive in the race against the then dominant Ferrari 250 GT / SWB or to conquer all.
Zagato was famous for the extraordinary lightweight construction of its bodywork. He knew by clever choice of materials (eg thin aluminum sheets), the waiver of trim and unnecessary luxury, the DB4 GT slim down again by a further 100 kg. But even these "radical cure" did not result in the most recently occurred with 314 hp Astons bring the expected success in sports. Even the two Zagato coupe with the approval numbers "1 EV" and "2 EV" of the English racing team Essex Racing Stable, which in the 24 failed participated Hours of Le Mans in 1961 and could not break the dominance of Ferrari with the 250 GT / SC.
Even so famous drivers like Jim Clark, Roy Salvadori and Innes Ireland had to accept the dominance of Ferrari in subsequent races on DB4 GT Zagato AM.