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Aston Martin V8 Vantage Volante

(1986 model)

Brief specs of 1986 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Volante

2-door 2-seater drophead coupé (convertible coupé), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 5341 cm3 / 325.9 cu in / 325.9 cu in, 298.3 kW / 400.0 hp / 400.0 hp @ 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm, 529.0 N·m / 390.2 lb·ft / 390.2 lb·ft @ 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 264 km/h / 164 mph / 164 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)Aston MartinIssued from1986
ModelV8 Vantage VolanteIssued until
SerieV8Number 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
Bodywork designerWilliam TownsCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4674 mm / 184.0 in / 184.0 inTotal (curb) weight
Width1880 mm / 74.0 in / 74.0 inDry weight
Height1341 mm / 52.8 in / 52.8 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2610 mm / 102.8 in / 102.8 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity98 l / 21.4 UK gal / 25.8 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.79  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.14 m2 / 23.1 sq ft / 23.1 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders8
Engine TypeV engine Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerAston-MartinValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore100.0 mm / 3.94 in / 3.94 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke85.0 mm / 3.35 in / 3.35 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.18
Fuel supply4 We carbsEngine displacement5341 cm3 / 325.9 cu in / 325.9 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity667.63 cm3/cylinder / 40.741 cu in/cylinder / 40.741 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio
SumpMax. output power298.3 kW / 400.0 hp / 400.0 hp at 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque529.0 N·m / 390.2 lb·ft / 390.2 lb·ft at 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)119.3 kW / 160.0 hp / 160.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output55.9 kW/l / 1.227 bhp/cu in / 1.227 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque99.0 N·m/l / 0.87 lb·ft/cu in / 0.87 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears5
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.54

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed264 km/h / 164 mph / 164 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)5.40 s / 5.40 s / 5.40 sPower-to-weight ratio
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 VPASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock2.9Turning circle11.6 m / 38.1 ft / 38.1 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Double wishbones, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearde Dion axle, Watt's linkage, Coil springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes rearventilated disc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsservo-assistedBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Aston Martin V8 Vantage Volante

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