1960 Aston Martin DB4 Bertone “Jet”

0201L, the last DB4 chassis, was given to the Italian coachbuilder Bertone to receive a custom body. After completion, the car was shown with a light-green paint job at the 1961 Geneva Auto Show.

Working for Bertone, Giorgetto Giugiaro was peronally responsible for styling the Jet. His result was distinctly different than any other DB4. Only one other Aston has been designed by Giugiaro, the 2001 Italdesign/Aston Martin 20/20.

Unlike it’s DB4 cousins, the Jet was bodied in steel. As such, the car is 200 lbs heavier than the standard DB4 GT.

In Detail

submitted byRichard Owen
engineTwin Spark, Inline-6
positionFront Longitudinal
aspirationNatural
valvetrainDOHC, 2 Valves per Cyl
displacement3670 cc / 224.0 in³
bore92 mm / 3.62 in
stroke92 mm / 3.62 in
compression9.1:1
power225.2 kw / 302 bhp @ 6000 rpm
specific output82.29 bhp per litre
bhp/weight221.9 bhp per tonne
torque366.07 nm / 270.0 ft lbs @ 5000 rpm
redline6000
body / frameSteel over Steel Chassis
driven wheelsRWD
front tires6.00×16
rear tires6.00×16
front brakesUnassisted Girling Discs
f brake sizemm / in
rear brakesUnassisted Girling Discs
r brake sizemm / in
steeringRack & Pinion
f suspensionDouble Wishbones w/Coil Springs, Damper Units, Anti-Roll Bar
r suspensionLive Axle w/Coil Springs, Damper Units, Trailing Links, Watts Linkage
curb weight1361 kg / 3000 lbs
wheelbase2362 mm / 93.0 in
front track1372 mm / 54.0 in
rear track1372 mm / 54.0 in
transmission4-Speed Manual
gear ratios2.49:1, 1.74:1, 1.25:1, 1.00:1, :1
final drive3.54:1
top speed~233.4 kph / 145.0 mph
0 – 60 mph~6.4 seconds