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Aston Martin
DB 2/4 Mk III B
(1957)




Basic (general) data

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Marque (make)Image of Aston Martin DB 2/4 Mk III B
Aston Martin
SerieDB2
Model family
ModelDB 2/4 Mk III B
Model code
Issued from1957
Issued until
Country of originUK
Number made
Body construction
Body designation

Bodywork

 
Base platform
Bodywork typefixed-head coupé
Bodywork designer
Number of doors2
Number of seats2+2
Cargo capacity (volume) [l / cu ft / cu ft]
Max. cargo capacity (volume) [l / cu ft / cu ft]
Passenger space (volume) [l / cu ft / cu ft]

Dimensions & Weight

 
Wheelbase [mm / in / in]2515 / 99.0 / 99.0
Track front [mm / in / in]1372 / 54.0 / 54.0
Track rear [mm / in / in]1372 / 54.0 / 54.0
Length [mm / in / in]4356 / 171.5 / 171.5
Width [mm / in / in]1651 / 65.0 / 65.0
Height [mm / in / in]1360 / 53.5 / 53.5
Length/wheelbase ratio1.73
Ground clearance [mm / in / in]
Total (curb) weight [kg / lb / lb]1270 / 2800 / 2800
Dry weight [kg / lb / lb]
Load capacity [kg / lb / lb]
Gross (max.) weight [kg / lb / lb]
Towing weight [kg / lb / lb]
Weight distribution (front) [% / % / %]51.5 / 51.5 / 51.5
Fuel capacity [l / UK gal / US gal]

Aerodynamics

 
Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)
Frontal area (A) [m2 / sq ft / sq ft]1.91 / 20.5 / 20.5 (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A) [m2 / sq ft / sq ft]
Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph) [kW / hp / hp]

Engine

 
Engine Code
Engine ManufacturerAston Martin
Engine Typestraight (inline)
Engine Type Details
Sumpwet
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)
Fuel details
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)
Total number of cylinders6
Total number of valves12
Valves per cylinder2
Engine Main bearings
Engine construction
Bore [mm / in / in]83.0 / 3.27 / 3.27
Stroke [mm / in / in]90.0 / 3.54 / 3.54
Bore/Stroke ratio0.92
Engine displacement [cm3 / cu in / cu in]2922 / 178.3 / 178.3
Unitary capacity [cm3/cylinder / cu in/cylinder / cu in/cylinder]487.00 / 29.719 / 29.719
Compression ratio8.2
Fuel supply2 SU carbs
Aspirationnatural
Compressor typeN/A
Intercoolerno
Catalytic converterno
Max. output power [kW / hp / hp]120.8 / 162.0 / 162.0
Max. output power rpm [rpm / rpm / rpm]5500 / 5500 / 5500
Max. torque [N·m / lb·ft / lb·ft]244.0 / 180.0 / 180.0
Max. torque rpm [rpm / rpm / rpm]4000 / 4000 / 4000
Maximum rpm [rpm / rpm / rpm]
Coolantwater
Max. net output (power at the wheels) [kW / hp / hp]48.2 / 64.7 / 64.7 (est.)
Specific output [kW/l / bhp/cu in / bhp/cu in]41.3 / 0.908 / 0.908
Specific torque [N·m/l / lb·ft/cu in / lb·ft/cu in]83.5 / 0.73 / 0.73

Transmission

 
Transmission typemanual with overdrive
Number of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel drive
Top gear (drive) ratio2.9
Final gear (drive) ratio3.77

Performance

 
Power-to-weight ratio [kW/ton / bhp/ton / bhp/ton]127.6 / 96.6 / 96.6
Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h) [s / s / s]7.10 / 7.10 / 7.10
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h) [s / s / s]9.30 / 9.30 / 9.30
Acceleration 0-100 km/h [s / s / s]
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h) [s / s / s]31.00 / 31.00 / 31.00
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in top [s / s / s]
Standing ¼mile time [s / s / s]
Standing ¼mile speed [km/h / mph / mph]
Standing kilometer time [s / s / s]
Standing kilometer speed [km/h / mph / mph]
Top (maximal) speed [km/h / mph / mph]193 / 120 / 120
Fuel consumption, City (urban) [l/100km / mpg-UK / mpg-US]
Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban) [l/100km / mpg-UK / mpg-US]
Fuel consumption, Mixed (combined) [l/100km / mpg-UK / mpg-US]
Fuel consumption, Euro [l/100km / mpg-UK / mpg-US]
CO2 emissions [g/km / g/mi / g/mi]
Range [km / mi / mi]

Chassis

 
Engine locationfront
Engine alignmentlongitudinal
Steering
Steering details
Turns lock-to-lock2.5
Suspension frontIndependent, Trailing link, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)
Suspension rearLive axle,ParRadiusArms, Coil springs, Panhard rod
Wheels front
Wheels rear
Tyres front6.00-16
Tyres rear6.00-16
Brakes frontdisc
Brakes reardrum
Brakes detailsservo-assisted
Brake diameter front [mm / in / in]305 / 12.0 / 12.0
Brake diameter rear [mm / in / in]305 / 12.0 / 12.0
Braked area [cm2 / sq in / sq in]
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