Another landmark in Aston Martin's Second Century Plan was achieved with production officially returning to the company's historic Newport Pagnell site.

It marks a uniquely significant moment in which history has come full circle with a special run of 25 DB4 GT Continuation cars being built at same site as the original DB4 GTs were made almost sixty years ago.

Since the move to purpose built headquarters and factory at Gaydon in 2003, Newport Pagnell has been home to Aston Martin Works - heritage sales, service, spares and restoration. Production of the Mk1 Vanquish ceased there in 2007.

With such a depth of knowledge and experience, Newport Pagnell was decreed perfect to build the DB4 GT Continuation cars.

The first of these track only, lightweight cars have already been delivered. With each car taking approximately 4,500 hours to build, the remaining cars will be completed and delivered during 2018.

Paul Spires, managing director, Aston Martin Works, said: "It's a source of enormous pride that our Tickford Street premises are once again building new cars. The DB4 GT Continuation is the perfect demonstration of the capabilities we have and testament to the timeless appeal of illustrious classics."