Saturday, July 16, 2011

Aston Martin DB4 GT,1959

Aston Martin DB4 GT,1959

The Aston Martin DB4 GT made its premiere at the 1959 London Motor Show. The car was designed by Aston Martin and used the Superleggera body frame system - aluminium panels on tubular support frames - produced by Carrozzeria Touring of Milan. Although similar to the Aston Martin DB4, the differences added up to a very different motor car.

Five inches were chopped off the original Aston Martin DB4 wheelbase, making the GT easier to handle on a race track and reducing the overall weight; the engine was equipped with new twin-plug head and 45 DCO Webers, which increase power output to an impressive 302 bhp. The Aston Martin DB4 GT was the first of many Aston Martin's to use the cowled headlights.

Technical Specifications

    * Engine: dohc I-6, 3670 cc; 302 bhp (Aston Martin DB4 GT) 314bhp (Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato) @ 6000 rpm, 240 lbs-ft @ 5000 rpm
    * Transmission: 4-speed manual DB
    * Suspension: Front: upper-and-lower A-arms, coil springs, anti-roll bar Rear: live axle, Watt linkage, trailing links, coil springs
    * Brakes: front/rear discs
    * Length: 14'4"
    * Width: 5'6"
    * Height: 4'4"
    * Wheelbase: 7'9"
    * Weight: 1269 kg (2798 Ibs)
    * Top Speed: 153 mph
    * 0-60 mph: 6.4 sec.
    * Price New: � 4534
    * Production: 75
    * Production Dates: 1959 - 1963

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