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Aston Martin V8

Aston Martin V8 (United Kingdom, 1972-1973)

Aston Martin > V8 > Gen.2 [II]
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History, Development and General Characteristics

Aston Martin launched the second series of the V8 model in 1972, which was when this car dropped the ‘DBS’ out of its previous ‘DBS V8’ model name. Overall, the Series 2 V8 featured almost no noticeable changes other than just some aesthetic adjustments.
By 1973, when the second series V8 would be replaced by the third one, 288 copies of the Series 2 model had been produced.



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Engine and Transmission

The Series 2 V8’s 5.3-liter V8 engine produces an estimated 315 hp, which allows this car to hit its top speed at approximately 160 mi/h (257 km/h). Relying on a front engine, rear-wheel drive arrangement, the Series 2 V8 accelerates from 0 to 60 mi/h (97 km/h) in 5.9 seconds.



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Body and Design

The second series Aston Martin V8 was only available with a 2-door coupe body style.



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Aston Martin was founded in 1914 by Lionel Martin and Robert Bamford and the brand’s name is a merging between the hill-climb circuit named Aston Hill and Lionel’s surname, Martin.

Before the company was born, Lionel Martin and Robert Bamford worked for the car company Singer and raced cars at hill climbing and racing events, such as the Aston Hill, in Aston Clinton, Buckinghamshire. Then, the duo decided it...  more

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