DB5/DB5 Volante 1963-1966

VANTAGE - - The Specialist 22gt Racing -

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.

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