The DB4 is a grand tourer, produced from 1958-1963. The DB designation is from the initials of David Brown, who built Aston Martin from 1947. Its design formed the basis for later models such as the DB4 GT Zagato, the 4-door Lagonda Rapide sedan. It was the first Aston Martin built in England. It caused a sensation when it was unveiled at the 1958 London Motor Show . A total of 1204 units were produced.

The DB4 GT was a special lightweight, high-performance version of the DB4 introduced in September 1959. There were 2 engines available in 3.7-/3.8-liter versions with output of 302 hp (225 kW). The car was able to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in about 6.3 seconds and to a speed of 243 km/h. At the time, it was the fastest road legal production car.