To the actual huge enlargement, it came - abundant belatedly - in 1958 when the real DB4 appeared. It had a new light metal six-cylinder with 3.7 liters displacement and an Italian body from just such a material. The time between 1957-1959 is probably the most successful racing time for the company, which is crowned by winning the world championship of brands.
1963 succeeded once again the victory over Ferrari in a race just in Italy. Then it's over, either because the opponents Ferrari and Porsche had become too powerful or because David Brown finally drew attention to the production. Instead of racing cars were manufactured four-seaters, the with automatic could be sold better in the United States.
You will be guessed that to such an endeavor a V8 naturally more fitted than an in-line six-cylinder. The was even created under the hands of Tadek Marek, who was already responsible for the latter. But too slow, which is why the very American-looking DBS first had to make do with six cylinders. Not long until he was called 'DBS V8'.
As I said, it all went well, as long as one could sell the tractors. But here took place a change until 1972 that not only tore in depth their factory, but also the companies Aston Martin and Lagonda. A group of investors took care of in the meantime accumulated debt. Although the 'DB' disappeared in the model name, David Brown was still working for the company.
However, two things let fail this construct. Firstly, the trade with real estate diminished and particularly the obtainable gain. Therewith the base was deprived for further investment. In addition, at the current models had also been altered almost too much, than that it could be covered by revenues. 12/15