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Ferrer 06-10-2013 02:54 PM

Aston Martin V8 1972-1989
 
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Not to be confused with the [URL="www.ultimatecarpage.com/forum/showthread.php?t=33257"]Lagonda 4-doors[/URL].

The Vantage is [URL="www.ultimatecarpage.com/forum/showthread.php?t=5136"]here[/URL].

Ferrer 06-10-2013 02:56 PM

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In April 1972, the DBS V8 became just the Aston Martin V8 as the six-cylinder DBS was dropped, leaving just this car and the Vantage in production. Although David Brown had left the company, he had overseen development of this model.

[B]AM V8[/B]

The V8 became known as the AM V8. Visual differences included twin quartz headlights and a mesh grille, a front design which was to last until the end of production in 1989. AM V8 cars, produced from 1972 through July 1973, used a similar engine to the DBS V8. Just 288 Series 2 cars were built.

[B]Series 3[/B]

The car switched back to carburetors for Series 3 in 1973. These cars are distinguished by a taller hood scoop to accommodate four twin-choke (two-barrel) Weber carbs. The car produced 310 hp (231 kW; 314 PS) and could reach 60 mph (97 km/h) in 6.1 seconds with an automatic transmission or 5.7 with a manual. Performance suffered with emissions regulations, falling to 288 hp (215 kW; 292 PS) in 1976. The next year, a more powerful "Stage 1" engine with new camshafts and exhaust brought it up to 305 hp (227 kW; 309 PS).

Production of Series 3 cars lasted from 1973 through October 1978, but was halted for all of 1975. 967 examples were produced in this time.

[B]Series 4 (Oscar India)[/B]

The "Oscar India" specification was introduced in October 1978 at the Birmingham International Motor Show. Visually, the former scoop on the bonnet gave way to a closed "power bulge", while a spoiler was integrated into the tail. Most Oscar India cars were equipped with a Chrysler "Torqueflite" three-speed automatic transmission, with wood trim fitted for the first time since the DB2/4 of the 1950s. Just 352 Oscar India models were built from 1978 through 1985. The power of the now de-smogged engines kept dropping on American market cars, down to a low of 245 hp (183 kW) in the early eighties

[B]Series 5[/B]

The fuel-injected Series 5 cars were introduced in 1986 at the New York International Auto Show. The compact Weber/Marelli system no longer needed the space of the previous carburetors, so the bonnet bulge was virtually eliminated. 405 Series 5 cars were built before production ceased in 1989.

[SIZE="1"]Source: wikipedia.org[/SIZE]

Ferrer 06-20-2013 06:05 AM

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Man of Steel 06-20-2013 06:25 AM

Great additions!

I would start going from Z and back if only I had more time ... :)

Ferrer 06-20-2013 06:48 AM

[quote=Man of Steel;997648]Great additions!

I would start going from Z and back if only I had more time ... :)[/quote]
I suspect it will take the rest of time to finish but it is satisfying... :p


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