This vintage whip has modern verve
IN THE EARLY 1960S, ASTON MARTIN BUILT JUST 75 OF ITS dapper DB4GT racecars. Constructed largely by hand in a tractor factory, the cars were winners on the track but also imperfect products of the era. Using modern modeling and assembly methods to correct the quirks of the past, engineers at present-day Aston knew they could reincarnate the iconic machine and make it even better than it was. During a yearlong development process, they 3D-scanned eight original cars to create a digital model from which they would replicate and perfect every piece of the roaring coupe. Here are some of the tweaks the company made on its Bond-worthy whip.