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Icon Working On DB4 GT Zagato Recreation


Icon's rendering of its DB4 GT Zagato Reformer

Icon's rendering of its DB4 GT Zagato Reformer

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If you’re not familiar with Icon 4x4, you probably should be. Perhaps best known for its stunning rebuilds of Toyota FJ Land Cruisers, Ford Broncos and early Jeep CJ models, Icon also builds rat-resto-rods under the “Derelict” name and true resto-rods under the “Reformers” brand.

It’s the Reformers product line that will see the latest creation proposed by Icon: a re-interpretation of the Aston-Martin DB4 GT Zagato, styled by none other than Ercole Spada. As Autoblog (via Hooniverse) tells us, Spada was the styling chief at Zagato when the original car was penned.

As with the other Reformer models, don’t expect the Icon DB4 GT Zagato to be a literal interpretation of the original. For starters, it’s a convertible, while the original was a coupe. Power will come from an Aston Martin engine, but it won’t be the period-correct straight-six engine used in the original DB4 GT Zagato coupe.

Instead, Icon plans to shoehorn a current Aston Martin 6.0-liter V-12, liberated from the V-12 Vantage, into the Art Morrison chassis that will underpin the roadster. That should be good for a minimum of 500 horsepower, which will prove entertaining in a lightweight, two-seat roadster.

As for the rest of the car, Icon tends to use nothing but the best components. Expect to find a modern suspension system, modern brakes and as much luxury as customers are willing to spend for.

As for the price, Icon isn’t saying just yet. Its Toyota FJ Land Cruiser rebuilds price in the low six-figures, so it’s a safe bet that the Reformer DB4 GT Zagato won’t be inexpensive. Still, given that an Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato continuation car recently sold for $1.9 million, we’re sure the price will seem like a bargain in comparison.
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