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Aston Martin DB3

(1952 model)

Brief specs of 1952 Aston Martin DB3

2-seater, petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, 2922 cm3 / 178.3 cu in / 178.3 cu in, 103.0 kW / 138.1 hp / 138.1 hp @ 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm, 243.0 N·m / 179.2 lb·ft / 179.2 lb·ft @ 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)Aston MartinIssued from1952
ModelDB3Issued until
SerieDB3Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerAston Martin Lagonda Ltd.CountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors
Bodywork typeNumber of seats2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

LengthTotal (curb) weight1005 kg / 2216 lb / 2216 lb
Width1510 mm / 59.4 in / 59.4 inDry weight
HeightLoad capacity
WheelbaseGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)
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 ManufacturerValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio
Fuel supplyEngine displacement2922 cm3 / 178.3 cu in / 178.3 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity
Cam DesignCompression ratio
SumpMax. output power103.0 kW / 138.1 hp / 138.1 hp at 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm
AspirationMax. torque243.0 N·m / 179.2 lb·ft / 179.2 lb·ft at 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)41.2 kW / 55.3 hp / 55.3 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output35.2 kW/l / 0.775 bhp/cu in / 0.775 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque83.2 N·m/l / 0.73 lb·ft/cu in / 0.73 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeNumber of gears
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 ratio139.3 kW/ton / 105.5 bhp/ton / 105.5 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
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle11.0 m / 36.1 ft / 36.1 ft
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdrumBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Aston Martin DB3

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