Ercole Spada at Zagato transformed the DB4 GT into a smaller, more aerodynamic, super lightweight car. Many steel components were replaced by aluminium counterparts. Basically all non-essential elements disappeared, such as the bumpers. With the help of Perspex and aluminium components, more than 100 pounds (45 kg) was shed off the DB4 GT.

Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato
Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato
Overview
ManufacturerAston Martin
Production1960–1963
(25 produced, inc 4 Sanction II and 2 Sanction III)
DesignerErcole Spada at Zagato
Body and chassis
ClassGrand tourer
Body styleCoupe
RelatedAston Martin DB4
Powertrain
Enginestraight-6 DOHC 3670 cc
Transmission4-speed manual
Dimensions
Wheelbase2,362 mm (93.0 in)
Length4,267 mm (168.0 in)
Width1,557 mm (61.3 in)
Height1,270 mm (50.0 in)
Curb weigh1,225 kg (2,701 lb)
Chronology
SuccessorAston Martin V8 Zagato
Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato

The most prominent DB4 GT Zagatos, affectionately known by the registration plates they share, of '1 VEV' and '2 VEV' which were both raced under the John Ogier's Essex Racing Stable with assistance from the Aston Martin factory. Both the Zagatos raced in the 1961 24 Hours of Le Mans. However a repeat of the 1959 Le Mans victory was not to be, with both cars retiring. In July 1961 at a British Grand Prix Support race the Zagato had its first victory. With '2 VEV' taking the last lap lead from a Jaguar E Type.



Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato