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Aston Martin V8 5.3 Vantage

(1987 model)

Brief specs of 1987 Aston Martin V8 5.3 Vantage

2-door 2-seater minivan (multi-purpose vehicle, MPV), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 5340 cm3 / 325.9 cu in / 325.9 cu in, 300.0 kW / 402.3 hp / 402.3 hp @ 6250 rpm / 6250 rpm / 6250 rpm, 551.0 N·m / 406.4 lb·ft / 406.4 lb·ft @ 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 270 km/h / 168 mph / 168 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)Aston MartinIssued from1987
ModelV8 5.3 VantageIssued until
SerieV8Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerAston Martin Lagonda Ltd.CountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typeminivan (multi-purpose vehicle, MPV)Number of seats2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)4770 l / 168.45 cu ft / 168.45 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4680 mm / 184.3 in / 184.3 inTotal (curb) weight1820 kg / 4012 lb / 4012 lb
Width1840 mm / 72.4 in / 72.4 inDry weight
Height1340 mm / 52.8 in / 52.8 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2620 mm / 103.1 in / 103.1 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity97 l / 21.3 UK gal / 25.6 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.79  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.10 m2 / 22.6 sq ft / 22.6 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 (V8)Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore100.1 mm / 3.94 in / 3.94 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke85.1 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 capacity669.71 cm3/cylinder / 40.868 cu in/cylinder / 40.868 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio
SumpMax. output power300.0 kW / 402.3 hp / 402.3 hp at 6250 rpm / 6250 rpm / 6250 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque551.0 N·m / 406.4 lb·ft / 406.4 lb·ft at 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)120.0 kW / 160.9 hp / 160.9 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output56.2 kW/l / 1.235 bhp/cu in / 1.235 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque103.2 N·m/l / 0.90 lb·ft/cu in / 0.90 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

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

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed270 km/h / 168 mph / 168 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio224.2 kW/ton / 169.9 bhp/ton / 169.9 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 alignment
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle12.0 m / 39.4 ft / 39.4 ft
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes rearventilated disc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Aston Martin V8 5.3 Vantage

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