DB4/DB4 GT 1958-1963
SPECIFICATION Engine 3670cc, in-line 6 Power 240bhp @ 5500rpm Torque 240lb ft @ 4250rpm 0-60mph 9.0sec Top speed 140mph
The definitive Aston shape was born with the DB4, the work of Italian design house Touring, its ‘superleggera’ aluminium bodywork being wrapped around a steel platform. The DB4 also introduced a new, Tadek Marek-designed all-alloy twin-cam straight-six, originally in 240bhp 3.7-litre form. In all there were five series of DB4S, each adding subtle refinements to the original formula. Vantage versions had 266bhp, and the short-wheelbase trackbiased GT a formidable 302bhp. Total production: 1210.