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Aston Martin DB6 Volante Mk II

(1969 model)

Brief specs of 1969 Aston Martin DB6 Volante Mk II

2-door 2+2-seater drophead coupé (convertible 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, 370.0 N·m / 272.9 lb·ft / 272.9 lb·ft @ 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)Aston MartinIssued from1969
ModelDB6 Volante Mk IIIssued until
SerieDB6Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerAston Martin Lagonda Ltd.CountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typedrophead coupé (convertible coupé)Number of seats2+2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)4330 l / 152.91 cu ft / 152.91 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4623 mm / 182.0 in / 182.0 inTotal (curb) weight1466 kg / 3232 lb / 3232 lb
Width1676 mm / 66.0 in / 66.0 inDry weight
Height1359 mm / 53.5 in / 53.5 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2584 mm / 101.7 in / 101.7 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1384 mm / 54.5 in / 54.5 inTowing weight
Track rear1384 mm / 54.5 in / 54.5 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance158 mm / 6.2 in / 6.2 inFuel capacity86 l / 19.0 UK gal / 22.8 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.79  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.5Frontal area (A)1.94 m2 / 20.8 sq ft / 20.8 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.97 m2 / 10.4 sq ft / 10.4 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)24.1 kW / 32.3 hp / 32.3 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders6
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 6 cylinder)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 bearings7Unitary capacity666.00 cm3/cylinder / 40.642 cu in/cylinder / 40.642 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio8.9 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power210.3 kW / 282.0 hp / 282.0 hp at 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque370.0 N·m / 272.9 lb·ft / 272.9 lb·ft at 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)84.1 kW / 112.8 hp / 112.8 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output52.6 kW/l / 1.157 bhp/cu in / 1.157 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque92.6 N·m/l / 0.81 lb·ft/cu in / 0.81 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears5
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.8
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.73

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio195.0 kW/ton / 147.7 bhp/ton / 147.7 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 & pinion PASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock3.25Turning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm), Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearLive axle, Trailing arm, Watt's linkage, Coil springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front8.15-15Tyres rear8.15-15
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsservo-assistedBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Aston Martin DB6 Volante Mk II

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