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CMC M-132 Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato, 1961

SKU: M-132
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M-132 CMC Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato, 1961 Scale 1:18 What serves as a powerful reminder of Aston Martin? Simply put, the DB4 GT Zagato, which has become one of the most sought-after sports cars in...

M-132 CMC Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato, 1961 Scale 1:18

What serves as a powerful reminder of Aston Martin? Simply put, the DB4 GT Zagato, which has become one of the most sought-after sports cars in the world today. By adopting a soft design language that accentuates the styling of curves, Gianni Zagato succeeded in tailoring an imaginative body for the car. Interestingly all the nineteen original cars are a little different form each other, as Zagato graciously accommodated customer preferences in detailing the body of each car.
Aston Martin’s immediate goal was to compete against the dominant Ferrari 250 GT SWB and even outpace it. The DB4 GT Zagato was famous for its light-weight body. This was achieved by wise choice of materials (e.g. thin aluminium plates) and removal of body trimmings and unnecessary luxuries so that the weight of the DB4 GT was reduced by more than 100 kg. But even this radical “body slimming” and the maximum output of 314 hp were not enough to clinch the success that Aston Martin had hoped for. At the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1961, two Zagato’s from the Essex Racing Stable of Great Britain raced with the license plates “1 EV” and “2 EV,” but they failed to break the dominance of the Ferrari cars. Even seasoned pilots like Jim Clark, Roy Salvadori, and Innes Ireland had to concede to the Ferrari dominance in subsequent races, which saw them each drive a Zagato.
CMC based its replica on the 19 original Zagato’s and had it painted in “Aston Martin racing green.”

Model Description
-Hand-mounted precision metal model, composed of 1,800 single parts, of which 1,366 parts are made of metal
-Body design featuring the light-weight construction technology patented by Zagato
-Nicely-recreated front end with a characteristically Aston Martin grille, sophisticated head-lights and auxiliary lamps
-Finely-replicated wiper on the driver’s side with a real rubber blade
-Hinged engine hood with a functional support rod to keep the hood open
-Functional trunk-lid. In the trunk is a removable spare wheel, normally held in place by leather belts
-Functional doors
-Finely-recreated wheels with stainless steel spokes and nipples. Borrani central locking nuts with right- and left-hand thread (side-dependent).
-Twin fuel tank fillers situated in the right and left rear fenders with functional caps
-Highly-detailed 6-cylinder in-line engine with all aggregates, pipes and cabling
-A cockpit recreated true to the original. Seats are covered with real leather
-Wrinkle-finished dashboard with all instruments and control switches
-Elaborate replication of the under body with a detailed display of the exhaust pipe system
-Brilliant creamy white finish with red/green race stripes and black encircled starting numbers
-Red pit-stop light on the right rear fender (a Le Mans accessory), plus rear and lateral starting numbers with lighting units

Technical Data (Original Vehicle)
-Two-seater with an aluminium coupé body and space frame
-6-cylinder in-line engine, mounted behind the front axle with two overhead cam shafts
-Three Weber dual carburetors 45DC0E4; double ignition, two distributors
-Two overhead camshafts
-Construction period / quantity: Dec.1960 till June 1963 / 19 units
• Maximum output: 314 hp at 6,000rpm
• Displacement: 3,670 ccm
• Top speed: 246 km/hr
• 0 to 100 km/hr in: 6.2 seconds
• Bore x stroke: 92 x 92 mm
• Wheel base: 2,363 mm
• Track front / rear: 1,372 / 1,359 mm
• Vehicle width: 1,676 mm
• Vehicle height: 1,321 mm
• Vehicle length: 4,353 mm

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