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Aston Martin DB3-S

(1956 model)

Brief specs of 1956 Aston Martin DB3-S

2-door 2-seater roadster, petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 2922 cm3 / 178.3 cu in / 178.3 cu in, 156.6 kW / 210.0 hp / 210.0 hp @ 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 233 km/h / 145 mph / 145 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)Aston MartinIssued from1956
ModelDB3-SIssued until
SerieDB3Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerAston Martin Lagonda Ltd.CountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typeroadsterNumber of seats2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length3912 mm / 154.0 in / 154.0 inTotal (curb) weight914 kg / 2015 lb / 2015 lb
Width1500 mm / 59.1 in / 59.1 inDry weight
Height1040 mm / 40.9 in / 40.9 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2210 mm / 87.0 in / 87.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.77  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.33 m2 / 14.3 sq ft / 14.3 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders6
Engine Typestraight (inline) Total number of valves12
Engine ManufacturerAston MartinValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore83.0 mm / 3.27 in / 3.27 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke90.0 mm / 3.54 in / 3.54 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.92
Fuel supply3 We carbsEngine displacement2922 cm3 / 178.3 cu in / 178.3 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity487.00 cm3/cylinder / 29.719 cu in/cylinder / 29.719 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio8.7 : 1
SumpMax. output power156.6 kW / 210.0 hp / 210.0 hp at 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque at
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)62.6 kW / 84.0 hp / 84.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output53.6 kW/l / 1.178 bhp/cu in / 1.178 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed233 km/h / 145 mph / 145 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio229.8 kW/ton / 174.1 bhp/ton / 174.1 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Aston Martin DB3-S

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