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Aston Martin DB6

Aston Martin DB6

The 1966 DB6 replaced the DB5 and was a much updated car. Underneath, out went the steel platform construction and in came a modern monocoque design with steel inner panels and floorpan covered with the aluminium body. Though longer by 3.7 inches (94mm) in the wheelbase, which gave a slightly better ride quality, the DB6 used the same suspension layout as the DB5 with double wishbones at the front and a Watts linkage/trailing arm live axle rear. The engine was also the DB5's, but slightly up in power especially in Vantage form which had 325bhp (242kW). While similar in the nose, the DB6 had a distinct cut-off rear which was accentuated by a raised rear lip which doubled as a spoiler. It made the car more aerodynamic, increasing downforce and high speed stability. The interior had Wilton carpet, leather seats, multiple gauges and a wood/aluminium wheel.

Aston Martin DB6 Specifications

Top speed:150 mph (240 km/h)
0-60 mph (0-95 km/h):6.7 sec
Engine type:In-line six
Displacement:244 ci (3,995 cc)
Transmission:5-speed manual
Max power:325 bhp (242 kW) @ 5,750 rpm
Max torque:290 lb ft (393 Nm) @ 4,500 rpm
Weight:3,417 lb (1,553 kg)
Economy:10.7 mpg (3.8 km/I)

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