" Forefroent of the mind this morning: the needs of a small family, and the need to love your daily drive. Tricky poles to reconcile. But, finding this lovely shot in our twitterbox this morning, it has become clear that nowhere "
Friday Car Crush #16
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 carrozeria 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.
We love the SWB, but we think this Lightweight Aston pips it in the aesthetic stakes.
Images Courtesy RM Auctions
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