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Country of origin:Great Britain
Produced from:1953 - 1957
Numbers built:31 (All versions)
Designed by:Frank Feeley for Aston Martin Lagonda
Predecessor:Aston Martin DB3 Spider
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:June 24, 2019
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Engine
Configuration Straight 6
Location Front, longitudinally mounted
Construction aluminium alloy block and head
Displacement 2,922 cc / 178.3 cu in
Bore / Stroke 83.0 mm (3.3 in) / 90.0 mm (3.5 in)
Valvetrain 2 valves / cylinder, DOHC
Fuel feed 3 Weber 45 DCO Carburettors
Ignition Twin Spark
Aspiration Naturally Aspirated
Power 225 bhp / 168 kW @ 6,000 rpm
BHP/Liter 77 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Body aluminium
Chassis steel tubular chassis
Front suspension trailing links, transverse torsion bars, anti-roll bar
Rear suspension DeDion axle, trailing links, transverse torsion bars, anti-roll bar
Steering rack-and-pinion
Brakes (fr/r) Girling discs
Gearbox David Brown 4 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 978 kilo / 2,156 lbs
Length / Width / Height 3,905 mm (153.7 in) / 1,492 mm (58.7 in) / 1,054 mm (41.5 in)
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,210 mm (87 in) / 1,244 mm (49 in) / 1,244 mm (49 in)

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.23 bhp / kg

Race history
Major wins
1953 Tourist Trophy (Peter Collins / Pat Griffith in DB3S/4)

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  Article Image gallery (145) Chassis (4) Specifications