Launched in 1969, the Aston Martin V8 is based on the body of the DBS, which production started in 1967. Initially, the DBS was designed for the V8 engine, but as it wasn’t ready in time, the car inherited from the 6-cylinder engine. With the new engine, ventilated brake discs, air-conditioning, fatter tires, a new and stronger ZF gearbox as well as some additional bodywork, the Aston Martin V8 was about 250 lb heavier than its predecessor. However, the V8 engine produces an estimated 315 to 320 hp, which is significantly more than the 282 hp of the previous engine. With a capacity of 5.3 Liters and the mechanical fuel injection, the 1970 Aston Martin V8 was the fastest 4-seat vehicle in the early 1970’s. The Tadek-Marek designed engine was used as a base for all Aston Martin vehicles in the following 20 years.
From 1969 to 1972, the V8 engine Aston Martin was called DBS V8, characterized by the four headlights. After 1972, the car was renamed and was given a single headlamp. One main design difference with the previous Aston Martin models is the use of alloy wheels instead of the distinguished wire wheels. The reason for that change is that the new wheels were best suited to handle the increased torque of the new engine. At the start, the demand for the Aston Martin DBS V8 was so great that all cars were sold ahead of production. Therefore, the one drove by Roger Moore in the TV show called The Persuaders, was actually a DBS with the badges of the V8 to have the audience think the hero was driving the newer model. These are just a few key features of the 1970 Aston Martin V8, which make it highly desirable in today’s classic car market.
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