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Back to the future for Aston Martin

Aston Martin DB4 GT Continuation at Newport Pagnell

Aston Martin has restarted production at its historic Newport Pagnell site in Buckinghamshire.

History has come full-circle, with a special run of 25 DB4 GT continuation cars being built at the same site where the original DB4s were made almost 60 years ago.

The luxury car maker moved to its purpose-built headquarters and state-of-the-art production facility at Gaydon in 2003. Meanwhile, a third plant is also under contruction at St Athan, Wales, where the new DBX crossover will be built.

Aston Martin President and CEO, Andy Palmer first announced the DB4 GT Continuation project less than a year ago, and the first of these track-only lightweight specification cars have already been delivered to their proud owners. With each car taking approximately 4,500 man hours to build, the remaining cars will be completed and delivered during the course of 2018.

“For more than half a century Newport Pagnell was the heart of Aston Martin,” said Mr Palmer. “Thanks to the efforts of those at Aston Martin Works it has since become the torchbearer for our Heritage division.

“It’s immensely satisfying and wholly appropriate that this historic, yet state-of-the-art facility should now form a key part of our expansion. Together with Gaydon and our all-new production facility at St Athan – which is progressing towards completion – it’s my pleasure to see production officially return to Newport Pagnell.”

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