1970 Aston Martin DBS - Model Portfolio
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Posted: 29 Sep 2009
DBS (1967-1972) - Model Information provided by Aston Martin
Production Dates: October 1967 – May 1972
Unveiled at Blenheim Palace on September 25, 1967, the William Towns designed DBS was originally only intended for limited production.
In its original guise the DBS retained the six-cylinder, 3,995 cc engine employed in the DB6. However, after an announcement on 27 September, 1969 the DBS was also made available with a V8 engine, with the car being known as the DBSV8 – a four-seat grand touring car, capable of 160 mph.
Besides the engine differences, notable visual differences between the two variants included, on the DBSV8, the use of specially designed 15’’ light weight alloy wheels with ventilated brake discs for the first time on an Aston Martin production car (as opposed to the distinctive wire wheels employed on the DBS).
A distinguishing feature of both the DBS and DBSV8 are the four quartz iodine headlights set into an alternative version of the iconic Aston Martin grille.
The DBS and the DBSV8 were produced concurrently until May 1972.
Engine: Six cylinder, 3995cc
Power: 282 bhp @ 5,500 rpm
Top speed: 140 mph
0-60mph: 7.1 seconds
DBSV8 (in production from April 1970 – May 1972):
Engine: V8, 5340cc
Power: 320bhp @ 5,000 rpm
Top speed: 160 mph
0-60mph: 6.0 seconds
Transmission: ZF five-speed manual gearbox or Borg Warner automatic transmission. Limited slip differential.
Final drive ratio: 3.73:1 (manual) or 3:54:1 (automatic)
Length: 458 cm
Width: 183 cm
Wheelbase: 261 cm
Kerb weight: 1,588 kg (1,727 kg for DBSV8)
Price at launch: £4,473 (1967 – DBS) and £5,281 (1969 – DBSV8)
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From WikipediaThe modern Aston Martin DBS is a high performance GT sports car version of the DB9 from the UK manufacturer Aston Martin. Aston has used the DBS name once before on their 1967â€“72 grand tourer coupe. The modern car replaces the 2004 Vanquish S as the flagship of the marque. It was officially unveiled at the 2007 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance on 16 August 2007, which featured a brand new exterior colour, a graphite grey with a blue tint which has been dubbed "Casino Ice".
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