Aston Martin DB4 GT Superleggera


This gobsmacking beauty has been sitting around in our image files for months now. Every now and then we’ve been firing up the Adobe Suite and opening the hi-res files and simply wasting a few minutes of valuable time taking in the spectacle. We haven’t really wanted to share, but on this midsummer weekend we cracked.

Only six of these lightweight versions of the already rare DB4 GT were ever made – and the ‘superleggera’ tag didn’t mean that the gentlemanly presence of Aston Martin was compromised. The fastback coachwork was designed by Touring, the carrozzeria in MIlan, and produced under licence at Newport Pagnal. The bulk of weight was struck off the ordinary GT by reducing the wheelbase – and the engine could produce in excess of 300 BHP.

This is a 1963 version that was auctioned by RM recently – and you can see more than a passion resemblance to the great Ferrari 250 SWB Berlinettas with which it was often seen in competition.

We love the SWB, but we think this Lightweight Aston pips it in the aesthetic stakes.

Images Courtesy RM Auctions



3 Responses to “Aston Martin DB4 GT Superleggera”

  1. George Fox

    My word. That is truly stunning. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Yargand

    Superb!  But I really wanted one and just couldn’t afford even the wheels, so with a couple of friends, we built one!!!!!
    Genuine Aston Martin title, genuine DB4 bodywork and genuine Aston chassis….Slightly modified from a later model….
    On the road for under £20,000!! 
     If I can add an image or two I will.
    If you want one too and have £250,000 to spare…. we can do.  New chassis, new bodywork, and 400bhp engine..options…12 plug head;;;Borranis  etc etc   Let us know.

  3. Michael

    Yargand: Looks great. We love this sort of story. Please drop me an email and we’d love to come and have a look at your amazing creation!

    [email protected]