Aston Martin DB2 1950 posters

Aston Martin DB2

The iconic Aston Martin DB2 was released in 1950. It was based on the 2-litre sports chassis design but was 9 inches shorter in wheelbase. Its body was designed by the renowned Frank Feeley, built around a square section tube frame and completed with an aluminium body. The engine was masterminded by the great W.O. Bentley, equipped with twin overhead camshafts, hemispherical combustion chambers, 90 mm stroke and 78 mm bore. In standard form, power output was 105bhp. A 125bhp Vantage version was later made available. The DB2 was known for its great performance, confident chassis and character. It was available in both Coupe and Drophead Coupe versions, and had a capacity of 2580 cc. Details of the car were released to the press on April 12, 1950 and was shown as a production car at the New York Motor Show on April 15-23. Technical Specifications
  • Engine: dohc I-6, 2580 cc, 105 bhp @ 5000 rpm, 125 lbs-ft @ 3000 rpm (Vantage: 125 bhp @ 5000 rpm, 144 lbs-ft @2400 rpm)
  • Transmission: 4-speed manual
  • Suspension: Front: trailing arms, coil springs, anti-roll bar Rear: live axle, trailing links, Panhard rod, coil springs
  • Brakes: front/rear drums
  • Wheelbase: 8'3"
  • Weight: 1111kg
  • Top Speed: 117 mph
  • 0-60 mph: 11.2 sec.
  • Price New: £ 1,915 (Saloon), £ 1,598 (Drophead Coupe)
  • Production Dates: May 1950 - April 1953

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