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  Aston Martin V8 Volante
 

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Country of origin:Great Britain
Produced from:1978 - 1989
Numbers built:439 (Series 1)
217(Series 2)
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:Before December 1st, 2004
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Engine
Configuration 90º V8
Location Front, longitudinally mounted
Construction cast-iron block, alloy head
Displacement 5,340 cc / 325.9 cu in
Bore / Stroke 100.0 mm (3.9 in) / 85.0 mm (3.3 in)
Compression 9.0:1
Valvetrain 2 valves / cylinder, DOHC
Fuel feed Weber Fuel Injection
Aspiration Naturally Aspirated
Power 305 bhp / 228 KW @ 5,000 rpm
Torque 434 Nm / 320 ft lbs @ 3,000 rpm
BHP/Liter 57 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Chassis aluminium body on steel platform chassis
Front suspension double wishbones, coil springs, telescopic shock absorbers, anti-roll bar
Rear suspension DeDion axle, coil springs, telescopic shock absorbers, transverse and longitudinal Watt's linkages
Steering rack-and-pinion, power assisted
Brakes hydraulic discs, all-round
Gearbox Chrysler TorqueFlite 3 speed Automatic
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 1,780 kilo / 3,924 lbs
Length / Width / Height 4,674 mm (184 in) / 1,829 mm (72 in) / 1,346 mm (53 in)
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,610 mm (102.8 in) / 1,500 mm (59.1 in) / 1,500 mm (59.1 in)

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.17 bhp / kg
Top Speed 240 km/h (149 mph)
0-60 mph 6.7 s

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