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The Aston Martin DB6 is a grand touring four-passenger car produced between September 1965 and January 1971. The first model, called the Mk I, was release at the London Motor Show in October 1965 and remained in production until 1969. From 1969 to 1971, the Mk II model took over, featuring standard power steering, flared wheel arches and an improved clutch. Compared to the DB4 and the DB5, the Aston Martin DB6 offers more inside room and improved aerodynamics thanks to the fastback styling. The brand left out the superleggera construction technique used on the previous models, for a more classic chassis using folding sheet metal frames. With its extended rear and longer wheelbase, the DB6 needed a stronger design. These changes added 17 pounds of weight over the DB5 but increased high-speed stability. Despite a number of design similarities with its predecessors, the split front and rear bumpers, as well as the Kammback tail rear end can be attributed to the DB6.
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The DB6 was made available with the Vantage engine option, which raised the horsepower to 325, instead of 282 hp for the standard engine. In 1967, Aston Martin launched the DBS, which showed a more modern design than the DB6. Aston Martin also came up with a Convertible body style, named the DB6 Volante, which was introduced at the 1966 London Motor Show. In 1969, Aston Martin released the DBS V8, a larger two-door saloon, which is commonly referred to as the Aston Martin V8.
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