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 by Richard Owen
engine Twin Spark, Inline-6
position Front Longitudinal
aspiration Natural
valvetrain DOHC, 2 Valves per Cyl
displacement 3670 cc / 224.0 in³
bore 92 mm / 3.62 in
stroke 92 mm / 3.62 in
compression 9.1:1
power 225.2 kw / 302 bhp @ 6000 rpm
specific output 82.29 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 221.9 bhp per tonne
torque 366.07 nm / 270.0 ft lbs @ 5000 rpm
redline 6000
body / frame Steel over Steel Chassis
driven wheels RWD
front tires 6.00×16
rear tires 6.00×16
front brakes Unassisted Girling Discs
f brake size mm / in
rear brakes Unassisted Girling Discs
r brake size mm / in
steering Rack & Pinion
f suspension Double Wishbones w/Coil Springs, Damper Units, Anti-Roll Bar
r suspension Live Axle w/Coil Springs, Damper Units, Trailing Links, Watts Linkage
curb weight 1361 kg / 3000 lbs
wheelbase 2362 mm / 93.0 in
front track 1372 mm / 54.0 in
rear track 1372 mm / 54.0 in
transmission 4-Speed Manual
gear ratios 2.49:1, 1.74:1, 1.25:1, 1.00:1, :1
final drive 3.54:1
top speed ~233.4 kph / 145.0 mph
0 – 60 mph ~6.4 seconds