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1969-1972 ASTON MARTIN DBS-V8 specifications


Two years after the 1967 launch of the DBS, the car finally gained the engine it had always been destined for; Tadek Marek’s sparkling new quad-cam fuel-injected 5340cc V8. However, the model’s size and weight made it more grand tourer than out-and-out sportscar. Externally, there was little difference to the DBS save for the alloy wheels – where the DBS had wires – and a front air dam. The Hillman Hunter rear lights remained the same, though, proving that even the most prestigious machines have some touches of the real world about them.

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Production

  • Production:
    402
  • Price at launch:
    £6,897
  • Price (excellent)
    £75,000
  • Price (good):
    £50,000
  • Price (average):
    £30,000
  • Price (project):
    £20,000

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    6.0secs
  • Top speed:
    162.0mph
  • Power:
    315.0bhp
  • Torque:
    400.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    12.0mpg

Engine

  • Configuration:
    V8
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    carburettor

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, coil springs
  • Suspension Rear:
    De Dion, coil springs
  • Steering:
    rack and pinion
  • Bodyframe:
    metal monocoque
  • Transmission:
    Five-speed manual/Three-speed automatic

Dimensions

  • Length:
    4585mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2610mm
  • Width:
    1823mm
  • Height:
    1328mm
  • Weight:
    1724kgs

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