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 by Richard Owen
engine DP186 Inline-6
displacement 3996 cc / 243.9 in³
bore 96 mm / 3.78 in
stroke 92 mm / 3.62 in
compression 9.5:1
power 243.8 kw / 326.9 bhp @ 6000 rpm
specific output 81.81 bhp per litre
bhp/weight bhp per tonne
body / frame Magnesium Alloy
driven wheels Front Engine / RWD
front brakes Girling Discs
f brake size x 305 mm / x 12.0 in
rear brakes Girling Discs
r brake size x 290 mm / x 11.4 in
front wheels F 40.6 x 15.2 cm / 16.0 x 6.0 in
rear wheels R 40.6 x 16.5 cm / 16.0 x 6.5 in
steering Rack & Pinion
curb weight 978 kg / 2156 lbs
wheelbase 2388 mm / 94.0 in
front track 1372 mm / 54.0 in
rear track 1372 mm / 54.0 in
length 4420 mm / 174.0 in
width 1676 mm / 66.0 in
height 1270 mm / 50.0 in
transmission Borg & Beck 4-Speed Manual
gear ratios :1
top speed ~268.8 kph / 167.0 mph