This 1:43 scale Aston Martin DB4 comes in a vibrant red with contrasting black interior, including the detailed instrument panel. This model is a fine replica of the DB4 GT which Aston Martin launched in September 1959 as a lightweight, high-performance version of the standard DB4. It featured enclosed headlights and a thinner aluminium skin for lighter weight. The wheelbase was also reduced in comparison with the standard car, which resulted in many cars coming without rear seats. Our model has all the features of the original, including detailed headlights with silver trim, wire wheels with red inserts and note too the front registration plate set above the distinctive radiator grille.
The engine was what made the GT special. Available in 3.7 L (3670 cc) and 3.8 L (3750 cc) versions, the engine had two sparkplugs per cylinder with two distributors and three twin-choke Weber carburettors. Modifications to the cylinder head brought compression to 9.0:1 and power output was 302 hp (225 kW). Maximum speed for the GT was 151 mph (243 km/h) with a 6.1 second sprint to 60 mph (97 km/h). It was the fastest road legal production car at the time. By Oxford Diecast