This vin­tage whip has mod­ern verve

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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.

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