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Aston Martin DB5

(1963 model)

Brief specs of 1963 Aston Martin DB5

2-door 2+2-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 3996 cm3 / 243.9 cu in / 243.9 cu in, 210.3 kW / 282.0 hp / 282.0 hp @ 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm, 390.0 N·m / 287.6 lb·ft / 287.6 lb·ft @ 3850 rpm / 3850 rpm / 3850 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 229 km/h / 142 mph / 142 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)Aston MartinIssued from1963
ModelDB5Issued until
SerieDB5Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerAston Martin Lagonda Ltd.CountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typefixed-head coupéNumber of seats2+2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4572 mm / 180.0 in / 180.0 inTotal (curb) weight1465 kg / 3230 lb / 3230 lb
Width1676 mm / 66.0 in / 66.0 inDry weight
Height1346 mm / 53.0 in / 53.0 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2489 mm / 98.0 in / 98.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1372 mm / 54.0 in / 54.0 inTowing weight
Track rear1359 mm / 53.5 in / 53.5 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.84  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.92 m2 / 20.6 sq ft / 20.6 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 constructionBore96.0 mm / 3.78 in / 3.78 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke92.0 mm / 3.62 in / 3.62 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.04
Fuel supply3 SU carbsEngine displacement3996 cm3 / 243.9 cu in / 243.9 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity666.00 cm3/cylinder / 40.642 cu in/cylinder / 40.642 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio8.8 : 1
SumpMax. output power210.3 kW / 282.0 hp / 282.0 hp at 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque390.0 N·m / 287.6 lb·ft / 287.6 lb·ft at 3850 rpm / 3850 rpm / 3850 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)60.6 kW / 81.3 hp / 81.3 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output52.6 kW/l / 1.157 bhp/cu in / 1.157 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque97.6 N·m/l / 0.85 lb·ft/cu in / 0.85 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears5
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.83
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.77

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)6.40 s / 6.40 s / 6.40 sTop (maximal) speed229 km/h / 142 mph / 142 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)8.60 s / 8.60 s / 8.60 sPower-to-weight ratio192.5 kW/ton / 145.8 bhp/ton / 145.8 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 frontIndependent, Coil springsSuspension rearLive axle, Coil springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Aston Martin DB5

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