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  Aston Martin DB2 Prototype
 

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Country of origin:Great Britain
Produced in:1949
Numbers built:3+1
Designed by:Frank Feeley
Successor:Aston Martin DB2 Team Car
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:June 23, 2016
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Engine
Configuration Straight 6
Location Front, longitudinally mounted
Construction cast-iron block and head
Displacement 2,580 cc / 157.4 cu in
Bore / Stroke 78.0 mm (3.1 in) / 90.0 mm (3.5 in)
Compression 6.5:1
Valvetrain 2 valves / cylinder, SOHC
Fuel feed 2 SU Carburettors
Aspiration Naturally Aspirated
Power 116 bhp / 87 KW @ 5,000 rpm
BHP/Liter 45 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Body alloy panels
Chassis steel tubular frame
Front suspension trailing parallel links, coil springs, Armstrong shock absorbers
Rear suspension rigid axle, radius arms, coil springs, Armstrong shock absorbers
Steering Marles cam and double roller
Brakes (fr/r) drums
Gearbox David Brown 4 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 1,100 kilo / 2,425 lbs
Length / Width / Height 4,299 mm (169.3 in) / 1,651 mm (65 in) / 1,359 mm (53.5 in)
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,515 mm (99 in) / 1,372 mm (54 in) / 1,372 mm (54 in)

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.11 bhp / kg

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  • Aston Martin, the Post-War Competition Cars, by Anthony Pritchard
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  Article Image gallery (49) Chassis (3) Specifications