DBS/DBS V8 1967-1972

VANTAGE - - The Specialist | Chicane -

SPEC­I­FI­CA­TION En­gine 3995cc, in-line 6 Power 282bhp @ 5500rpm Torque 288lb ft @ 3850rpm 0-60mph 8.4sec Top speed 140mph The DBS ush­ered in a whole new look for As­ton, its mod­ern lines the work of English­man Wil­liam Towns. It was also sup­posed to in­tro­duce Tadek Marek’s all-new 5.3-litre V8 en­gine, but that wasn’t ready in time, so the DBS was launched with the fa­mil­iar straight-six from the DB6 (the two mod­els ran con­cur­rently for three years). The 310bhp V8 was fi­nally avail­able from 1970, but the six-cylin­der con­tin­ued un­til 1972 as the en­try-level As­ton. Some 787 six-cylin­der DBSS were pro­duced, and 402 V8s. Buy­ing guide, Van­tage is­sue 2.

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