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Aston Martin DB1 (2-litre Sports) specifications

As the first car built under the leadership of David Brown, the 2-Litre Sports layed the groundwork for future Aston Martins to come


Retrospectively known as the DB1, the 2-Litre Sports was the first Aston Martin to come about after World War Two. Now under the ownership and direction of Sir David Brown, he resurrected the project known as ‘Atom’, which was abandoned due to the war effort. This prototype was the foundation for Aston’s entry into the Spa 24-hour race, which it subsequently won. The car was very advanced at the time, and featured all-round coil spring suspension, which set the precedent for future Aston Martins. Despite the overall ability of the DB1, it was a massive commercial failure, and a total of just 15 were sold.

Production

  • Production:
    15
  • Price at launch:
    £2,332

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    19.6secs
  • Top speed:
    100.0mph
  • Power:
    90.0bhp
  • Torque:
    108.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    18.0mpg

Engine

  • Configuration:
    in-line four
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    carburettor

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, coil springs
  • Suspension Rear:
    Beam Axle, coil springs
  • Steering:
    worm and roller
  • Bodyframe:
    spaceframe
  • Transmission:
    Four-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Length:
    4470mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2743mm
  • Width:
    1715mm
  • Weight:
    1016kgs

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