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Aston Martin Lagonda V8 Automatic

(1978 model)

Brief specs of 1978 Aston Martin Lagonda V8 Automatic

5-seater, petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, 5340 cm3 / 325.9 cu in / 325.9 cu in, 213.0 kW / 285.6 hp / 285.6 hp @ 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm, 434.0 N·m / 320.1 lb·ft / 320.1 lb·ft @ 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm, automatic 3-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)Aston MartinIssued from1978
ModelLagonda V8 AutomaticIssued until
SerieLagondaNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerAston Martin Lagonda Ltd.CountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors
Bodywork typeNumber of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)5260 l / 185.76 cu ft / 185.76 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length5290 mm / 208.3 in / 208.3 inTotal (curb) weight2226 kg / 4907 lb / 4907 lb
Width1820 mm / 71.7 in / 71.7 inDry weight
Height1310 mm / 51.6 in / 51.6 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2920 mm / 115.0 in / 115.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance150 mm / 5.9 in / 5.9 inFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.81  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.5Frontal area (A)2.03 m2 / 21.8 sq ft / 21.8 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)1.01 m2 / 10.9 sq ft / 10.9 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)25.2 kW / 33.8 hp / 33.8 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders8
Engine TypeV engine (V8)Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerValves 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 supplyCarburettorEngine displacement5340 cm3 / 325.9 cu in / 325.9 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity667.59 cm3/cylinder / 40.739 cu in/cylinder / 40.739 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignCompression ratio
SumpMax. output power213.0 kW / 285.6 hp / 285.6 hp at 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque434.0 N·m / 320.1 lb·ft / 320.1 lb·ft at 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)85.2 kW / 114.3 hp / 114.3 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output39.9 kW/l / 0.877 bhp/cu in / 0.877 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque81.3 N·m/l / 0.71 lb·ft/cu in / 0.71 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears3
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 ratio130.3 kW/ton / 98.7 bhp/ton / 98.7 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
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle15.0 m / 49.2 ft / 49.2 ft
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front225/70-R15Tyres rear225/70-R15
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes rearventilated disc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Aston Martin Lagonda V8 Automatic

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