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Aston Martin DB 4

Aston Martin DB 4 / GT Zagato
EngineIn-line six-cylinder
Displacement3670 cm³
Bore * stroke92 * 92 mm
Cylinder blockAluminum, wet-cylinder liners
Compression8,25/9,0 : 1
Cylinder headAluminum
Engine controlDOHC (chain)
Valves2 per cylinder, V-shaped (90°)
Mixture preparation2/3 SU-carburetors, 3 dual carburetor (Weber)
Performance176-196 / 222-231 kW (240-266 / 302-314 HP)
Rated speed5500-5750 / 6000 rpm
Drive trainFront engine with rear-wheel drive
TransmissionFour-speed, option overdrive or three-speed automatic (latest series)
Wheelbase2490/2360 mm
Suspension (front)Lateral arm, coil springs
Suspension (rear)Rigid axle, Watt-linkage, coil springs
Brakes f/rDiscs, brake servo
Length4480/4270 mm
Width1680/1660 mm
Height1310 mm
Weight1360/1220 kg + driver
Construction period1958-63 / 1960-63
PriceApprox. 4000 Pound
Maximum speedApprox. 225 - 250 km/h
VersionConvertible, four seats (since 1961)

The data do not reveal it so easily, but on this car is to find beside the dashboard much news. It starts at the six-cylinder all-aluminum from Tadek Marek, goes further with the framework design by Harold Beach and ends at a major partner, the body specialists of Touring in Milan. They design a very light body, where aluminum plate is drawing above a tubular structure. Still more important is the beauty of the body, still to see on the following models. A disadvantage of the beauty however is, that one must load the luggage space at the backseat. The picture above shows the body of the GT Zagato of the last series, the confusion can arise when the question is, what's now the more beautyful car.
There are actually origins that stated the DB 4 to have the best acceleration as a production cars of its time. The question is whether this information can be trusted, like the power rating, that is sometimes made by Aston Martin. It will give later models, one keep up with Rolls Royce and reveals the performance and maximum torque not at all. Almost unbelievable is the sporting success with victory at Le Mans in 1959 and so many more last to win the World Sports Car Championship.               Top of page               Index
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