Aston Martin V8

The Aston Martin DB8 was manufactured by the Aston Martin Lagonda in between the years 1969-1989.

The DB8 is a two door saloon and the predecessor of Aston Martin DBS. It consists of 5.3 L V8 engine with a five speed manual transmission.

DBS V8
The DBS V8 was launched in the year 1972 and its production continued up to the year 1972. The body represents the traditional Aston Martin style and it features four headlights, air conditioner, large tyres, wire wheels, ventilated disc brakes and squared grills.

The DBS V8 consists of a 5.3 L V8 engine with a capacity of 5340 cc that delivers an output power of 315 hp. It reaches the speed of 60 mph in 5.9 seconds and the top speed is about 160 mph.

Aston Martin V8Aston Martin DBS V8 (foreground) and Aston Martin V8 Vantage (red)Photo by: Nrbelex, Creative Commons

V8
The V8 version was launched in the year 1972 when the DBS V6 was dropped.

Series 2
The V8 was later known as Series 2. A total of 288 cars have been manufactured in between 1972 and 1973. The major differences are mesh grille and dual quartz headlights.

Series 3
The Series 3 was launched in the year 1973 and its production continued up to 1978 where 967 units have been manufactured. The Series 3 consists of a 5.7 L engine with five speed manual and automatic transmission. The engine delivers an output power of 310 hp and it reaches the speed of 60 mph in 6.1 seconds.

Series 4
The series 4 was known as “Oscar India” and it was launched in the year 1978 and its production continued up to 1985 where 352 units have been manufactured. It consists of a three speed automatic transmission and the interiors are made of wood.

Series 5
The Series 5 was launched in the year 1986 and its production continued up to 1989 where 405 units have been manufactured.

Specifications

Vehicle Type: - 2-door coupe
Configuration: - Front Engine
Engine: - 5.3 L V8
Transmission: - 5-speed manual
Wheelbase: - 2610 mm
Width: - 1830 mm
Length: - 4585 mm
Height: - 1330 mm
Weight: - 4012 lb
Price: - $140,000

  • Terry

    Hi,
    There was no ‘DB8’. it was simply known as the ‘V8’.
    Also the DBS was originally a 4L straight six not a V6, and the V8 was a 5.3L (5340cc) not a 5.7L.
    ‘Oscar India’ in the phonetic alphabet stands for October Introduction’, which was when this version of the series 4 was introduced.