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Aston Martin DB4 GT

(1959 model)

Brief specs of 1959 Aston Martin DB4 GT

2-door 2-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 3670 cm3 / 224.0 cu in / 224.0 cu in, 225.2 kW / 302.0 hp / 302.0 hp @ 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm, 366.0 N·m / 269.9 lb·ft / 269.9 lb·ft @ 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 245 km/h / 152 mph / 152 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)Aston MartinIssued from1959
ModelDB4 GTIssued until
SerieDB4Number made75
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerAston Martin Lagonda Ltd.CountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typefixed-head coupéNumber of seats2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)4150 l / 146.56 cu ft / 146.56 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4353 mm / 171.4 in / 171.4 inTotal (curb) weight1227 kg / 2705 lb / 2705 lb
Width1676 mm / 66.0 in / 66.0 inDry weight
Height1321 mm / 52.0 in / 52.0 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2362 mm / 93.0 in / 93.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1372 mm / 54.0 in / 54.0 inTowing weight
Track rear1372 mm / 54.0 in / 54.0 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance159 mm / 6.3 in / 6.3 inFuel capacity86 l / 19.0 UK gal / 22.8 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.84  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.88 m2 / 20.3 sq ft / 20.3 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) (Inline, 6 cylinder)Total number of valves12
Engine ManufacturerAston MartinValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore92.0 mm / 3.62 in / 3.62 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke92.0 mm / 3.62 in / 3.62 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1
Fuel supply3 We carbsEngine displacement3670 cm3 / 224.0 cu in / 224.0 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity611.67 cm3/cylinder / 37.326 cu in/cylinder / 37.326 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio9.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power225.2 kW / 302.0 hp / 302.0 hp at 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque366.0 N·m / 269.9 lb·ft / 269.9 lb·ft at 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)69.5 kW / 93.2 hp / 93.2 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output61.4 kW/l / 1.348 bhp/cu in / 1.348 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque99.7 N·m/l / 0.87 lb·ft/cu in / 0.87 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.54

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)4.80 s / 4.80 s / 4.80 sTop (maximal) speed245 km/h / 152 mph / 152 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)6.40 s / 6.40 s / 6.40 sPower-to-weight ratio246.1 kW/ton / 186.5 bhp/ton / 186.5 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
Steeringrack & pinionSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock2.8Turning circle9.8 m / 32.2 ft / 32.2 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Coil springsSuspension rearLive axle, Coil springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front6.00-16Tyres rear6.00-16
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsservo-assistedBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Aston Martin DB4 GT

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