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Aston Martin V8

Aston Martin V8 (United Kingdom, 1986-1989)

Aston Martin > V8 > Gen.5 [V]
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History, Development and General Characteristics

The fifth series of the Aston Martin V8 was launched at the 1986 New York International Auto Show. Aston Martin had built 405 units when production of the Series 5 V8 was shut down in 1989.



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Engine and Transmission

The series 5 Aston Martin V8 has got a front-mounted 5.3-liter, fuel-injected V8 engine with a 305 hp output. It goes from 0–60 mi/h in 6.7 seconds and goes on up until 149 mi/h (240 km/h).
A three-speed automatic transmission is fitted on this rear-wheel drive car.



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Chassis

Steel platform chassis.   Platform (no data)   Suspension Front double wishbones, coil springs, telescopic shock absorbers and anti-roll bar. Rear DeDion axle, coil springs, telescopic shock absorbers, transverse and longitudinal Watt's linkages.   Steering Power assisted rack-and-pinion.   Brakes Hydraulic disc brakes all around.



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Body and Design

The fifth series Aston Martin V8 is available with a 2-door coupe body only.



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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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