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After two years of wait, during which the DBS was made available with the 6-cylinder engine, the Tadek Marek designed V8 engine was finally released. The result was the Aston Martin DBS V8, a four-seater two-door Grand Touring vehicle, capable of 160 mph. The output was estimated between 315 and 320 hp, over the 282 hp of the 6-cylinder engine. The transmission was either a ZF 5-speed unit or a Chrysler Toqueflite auto gearbox. Design-wise, the 1972 Aston Martin V8 is based on the DBS, with main differences being a wider front air dam and alloy wheels replacing the traditional Aston Martin wire wheels. The 1972 Aston Martin V8 was about 250 lbs heavier than the 6-cylinder version, not only because of the engine but also with the new ventilated brake discs, air-conditioning, fatter tires, and additional bodywork. At the time, it was a groundbreaking machine and also the fastest four-seat vehicle on the market! With these types of accolades, it is easy to understand why the V8 is considered highly collectible.
Looking to purchase a classic Aston Martin?
Buying a 1972 Aston Martin V8 is a very special experience. The research is exciting, sometimes frustrating, yet so rewarding when you finally spot your dream car. The Beverly Hills Car Club has a wide inventory of Aston Martin V8 models for sale, in all conditions, and from all around the country. If you’re having trouble finding the exact example you’re looking for, please don’t hesitate to call the team. Not only will they help you in the research process but also they will give you valuable insights as to what steps to follow prior to the purchase. The team will help you coordinate a pre-purchase inspection to make sure you know everything on the example, from verifying its authenticity to evaluating the cost of potential repairs that the car needs.
Visit The Beverly Hills Car Club’s website now and view the online inventory of classic Aston Martin available for sale. The team is just one phone call away, ready to answer any question you may have. Should you have any questions or would like t schedule a consultation regarding your specific needs, do not hesitate to call today!
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