1962 Aston Martin DP212

The DP212, as a project car, was a further developed DB4 GT. The car made a breif apperance at the 1962 Lemans in which it raced strong (167 mph). The car dropped out 79 laps into the race with piston failures.

In Detail

submitted byRichard Owen
engineDP186 Inline-6
displacement3996 cc / 243.9 in³
bore96 mm / 3.78 in
stroke92 mm / 3.62 in
compression9.5:1
power243.8 kw / 326.9 bhp @ 6000 rpm
specific output81.81 bhp per litre
bhp/weightbhp per tonne
body / frameMagnesium Alloy
driven wheelsFront Engine / RWD
front brakesGirling Discs
f brake sizex 305 mm / x 12.0 in
rear brakesGirling Discs
r brake sizex 290 mm / x 11.4 in
front wheelsF 40.6 x 15.2 cm / 16.0 x 6.0 in
rear wheelsR 40.6 x 16.5 cm / 16.0 x 6.5 in
steeringRack & Pinion
curb weight978 kg / 2156 lbs
wheelbase2388 mm / 94.0 in
front track1372 mm / 54.0 in
rear track1372 mm / 54.0 in
length4420 mm / 174.0 in
width1676 mm / 66.0 in
height1270 mm / 50.0 in
transmissionBorg & Beck 4-Speed Manual
gear ratios:1
top speed~268.8 kph / 167.0 mph