Sports/su­per Sports 1920-1925

VANTAGE - - The Specialist 22gt Racing -

SPEC­I­FI­CA­TION En­gine 1.5-litre in-line 4 Power 55bhp Torque n/a 0-60mph n/a Top speed 90mph Although the first ‘As­ton Martin’ had been cre­ated in 1915, the Great War meant pro­duc­tion didn’t ac­tu­ally start un­til 1920. And be­cause the early years were all about motorsport, it wasn’t un­til 1923 that cars went on sale to the general public. The Sports was ad­vanced for its time, with four-wheel brakes and a fully float­ing rear axle, and in Su­per Sports form it got a twin-cam, 16-valve four with a lusty 55bhp. Busi­ness was tough, though, and af­ter around 60 cars had been sold, the com­pany went into re­ceiver­ship in 1925.

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