DB5/DB5 Volante 1963-1966
SPECIFICATION Engine 3995cc, in-line 6 Power 282bhp @ 5500rpm Torque 288lb ft @ 3850rpm 0-60mph 8.0sec Top speed 145mph
Really another evolution of the DB4 (it would have been Series 6), the DB5 is now revered in its own right – and famous above all other Astons – wholly because of its role in the James Bond film franchise. In looks it was virtually identical to the DB4 Series 5 Vantage; the main change was the 4-litre engine and the option of a five-speed gearbox, which soon became standard. Regular DB5S had 282bhp, Vantage versions 314bhp, and there were now disc brakes on all four wheels. Total production reached 1023.