Aston Martin DB4 Zagato is one of the key achievements of the constructor and the mechanic. The quintessence of the 1960s British sports car with the blow of pencil of one of the great of the golden age of the Italian bodywork. The idea of recreating a such icon in 2012, that more discoverable, is a priory a one-way to the disaster. Except that… it might on the contrary the Royal to a miracle way, taking the good end.
And in the view of the who’s who of the project, the chances of success increase seriously. The initiator is the Icon Co., Californians superb restorations/modernizations of 4 × 4 classics, Jeep CJ, Toyota FJ40 and Ford Bronco who quickly gained a reputation for perfectionism and perfect balance between the old and the modern. With this impressive know-how, Icon is launched in the re-creation of classic with a mechanical modern, as for example the English of Lynx and Eagle with the Jaguar.
The idea this time is to recreate from scratch an Aston Martin DB4 Zagato replica based on a mechanical and Aston Martin modern elements, in particular the V12 which team the range of the constructor of Gaydon. For corser challenge, Icon wants to make a roof version which has never existed originally.
The only way of decline in respecting the spirit is to ask the creator of the original car, and this is what made Icon using the Ercole Spada services the Aston Martin DB4 was the first project in Zagato. Spada later produced many essential drawings during his long and successful career, and is still active with his son Paolo in his Spadaconcept company. The old Ercole found pencils and the first cartoon published by Icon is very attractive. This is a project to monitor.