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Aston Martin DB 1

Aston Martin DB 1
EngineIn-line four-cylinder
Displacement1970 cm³
Bore * stroke78/83 * 90 mm
Compression7,25 : 1
Engine controlOHV
Mixture preparation2 SU-carburetors
Torque183 Nm at 3000 rpm
Performance66 kW (90 HP)
Rated speed5000/5500 rpm
Motor developementClaude Hill
Drive trainFront engine with rear-wheel drive
Suspension (in front)Trailing link, coil springs
Suspension (rear)Rigid axle, coil springs
BrakesDrums, optional discs (in front)
Wheelbase2510 mm
Length4110 mm
Width1650 mm
Height1370 mm
Weight1143 kg
Maximum speedApprox. 155 km/h
Construction period1948 - 1950

Only 13 pieces are built of this version. Indeed, the car is called Aston Martin DB, and renamed upon the arrival of the DB 2, as DB 1. With its tubular frame it is based on the Atom, which had been developed shortly before the Second World War. Moreover, the model explains the origin of the Aston Martin radiator grill, still presented here with an austere geometry divided in three parts. The flap on the right fender may take up a spare wheel. A racing version of this model won the 24 hours of Spa Francorchamps, convincing Aston Martin to introduce a 'civilian' version of this vehicle shortly afterwards on the engine show in London. Unfortunately, the target group of customers (so called 'sportsmen') regarded the engine as too powerless and therefore the demand for this car was lacking.               Top of page               Index
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