SPECIFICATION Engine 2922cc, in-line 6 Power 140bhp Torque n/a 0-60mph 10.5sec Top speed 120mph
The ‘4’ tacked onto the end of the DB2’S title denotes the addition of two extra seats. The 2+2 seating was made more habitable by a higher rear roofline, and there was a handy ‘hatchback’ opening rear window. The extra weight slightly took the edge off the performance, so Aston boosted capacity to 2.9 litres in 1954, taking power to 140bhp. The mkii of 1955 incorporated a rear-end restyle, and there was also a rare ‘notchback’ hardtop version of the drophead. Around 750 DB2/4S were produced in total.