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Aston Martin V8 Sport - 1970
The 1990 virage was aston martins first new car in 20 years its roots went back to the 1968 db6s straight-six power unit. In 1969 came the dbs v8, which redressed the balance, boosting top speed to 162 mph from the dbs 6s 140 mph a major improvement.
performance: Top speed of 160 mph
engine typedrivetrain: Water-cooled,
displacement 5,340 cc (5.34 l)
power rating 310 hp (268-275 hp for other us versions)
transmission 5-speed manual
chassis: Box-type platform; Front independent suspension by coil springs and wishbones; Rear suspension by de dion axle, parallel trailing arms and transverse watt linkage; 4-wheel disc brakes; 3,960 lbs.
price : $125,000 in 1985
Time of crisis
the seventies were a time of crisis for aston. With his tractor business in trouble, david brown, who had run the company since world war ii, was forced to sell out in late 1971 to company developments limited. The fuel crisis two years later brought aston martin to its knees, and the company was placed in receivership. It was subsequently and fortunately refinanced by an americancanadian consortium.
the 10,000th car
stability did not arrive until 1980, when victor gauntlett and peter livanos acquired aston martin. In 1984, aston, after more than 60 years of existence, built its 10,000th car a v8 appropriately registered am v8. in 1987, the company was acquired by ford perhaps the last decision authorized by heniy ford ii before his death and the new virage arrived three
years later. The v8 was produced at a rate of some four cars a week. Every engine carries the name of the craftsman who built it.
The aston martin vantage was the ultimate version.of the v8 line. Aston martin produces perhaps the last truly handhuilt cars.
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