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  Aston Martin DP212
 

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Country of origin:Great Britain
Produced in:1962
Numbers built:One-Off
Successor:Aston Martin DP215
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:December 11, 2013
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Engine
Configuration Straight 6
Location Front, longitudinally mounted
Construction aluminium alloy block and head
Displacement 3,996 cc / 243.9 cu in
Bore / Stroke 96.0 mm (3.8 in) / 92.0 mm (3.6 in)
Compression 9.5:1
Valvetrain 2 valves / cylinder, DOHC
Fuel feed 3 Weber 50 DCO Carburettors
Aspiration Naturally Aspirated
Power 327 bhp / 244 KW @ 6,000 rpm
BHP/Liter 82 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Body magnesium-aluminium alloy
Chassis steel box section members with light alloy floor panels
Front suspension double wishbones, coil springs over dampers
Rear suspension DeDion axle, torsion bars, telescopic shock absorbers
Steering rack-and-pinion
Brakes (fr/r) Girling discs
Gearbox David Brown S532 5 speed Manual
Clutch Triple-plate
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 978 kilo / 2,156 lbs
Length / Width / Height 4,420 mm (174 in) / 1,676 mm (66 in) / 1,270 mm (50 in)
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,388 mm (94 in) / 1,372 mm (54 in) / 1,372 mm (54 in)
Wheels (fr/r) 6 x 15 / 6.5 x 16

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.33 bhp / kg

Resources
Suggested reading
  • Aston Martin, the Post-War Competition Cars, by Anthony Pritchard
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