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Aston Martin DB2

(1956 model)

Brief specs of 1956 Aston Martin DB2

4-seater, petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, 2920 cm3 / 178.2 cu in / 178.2 cu in, 88.0 kW / 118.0 hp / 118.0 hp @ 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm, 240.0 N·m / 177.0 lb·ft / 177.0 lb·ft @ 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)Aston MartinIssued from1956
ModelDB2Issued until
SerieDB2Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerAston Martin Lagonda Ltd.CountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors
Bodywork typeNumber of seats4
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)4150 l / 146.56 cu ft / 146.56 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4310 mm / 169.7 in / 169.7 inTotal (curb) weight1175 kg / 2590 lb / 2590 lb
Width1660 mm / 65.4 in / 65.4 inDry weight
Height1370 mm / 53.9 in / 53.9 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2520 mm / 99.2 in / 99.2 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity86 l / 18.9 UK gal / 22.7 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.71  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.4Frontal area (A)1.93 m2 / 20.8 sq ft / 20.8 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.77 m2 / 8.3 sq ft / 8.3 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)19.2 kW / 25.8 hp / 25.8 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders6
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 6 cylinder)Total number of valves12
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio
Fuel supplyCarburettorEngine displacement2920 cm3 / 178.2 cu in / 178.2 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity
Cam DesignCompression ratio
SumpMax. output power88.0 kW / 118.0 hp / 118.0 hp at 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque240.0 N·m / 177.0 lb·ft / 177.0 lb·ft at 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)35.2 kW / 47.2 hp / 47.2 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output30.1 kW/l / 0.662 bhp/cu in / 0.662 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque82.2 N·m/l / 0.72 lb·ft/cu in / 0.72 lb·ft/cu in

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) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio102.1 kW/ton / 77.4 bhp/ton / 77.4 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 locationEngine alignment
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 DB2

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