Aston Martin has an enormous portfolio of drop-dead gorgeous cars. In 1963, they transitioned from the DB4 to the DB5. Despite the new car, Aston Martin was having problems defeating Ferrari and their 250 GT. So they decided they needed to do something more drastic then create a race going version of the DB5 GT. They decided to build the stunning prototype sports racer, the DP214. It was a purpose-built sports racer to be used in the 1963 24 hours of Lemans.
Aston Martin shipped the chassis to Italy to have Zagato build the new design. Only two were built, and only one survives today.