1978→1986 Aston Martin V8 Series 4

At the Birmingham Motor Show in October of 1978 Aston Martin thoroughly revised their V8 platform into the Series 4 or Oscar India specification. The updated car was more luxurious with a wooden dashboard standard 3-speed automatic transmission.

In 1987 a set of Series 4 V8s were used in the James Bond film The Living Daylights: a coupe and a convertible.

In Detail

submitted by Richard Owen
type Series Production Car
production years 1978 – 1986
built at England
price $ $ 33,950
engine V8
position Front, Longitudinal
aspiration Natural
valvetrain DOHC
fuel feed 4 Weber Carburetors
displacement 5340 cc / 325.9 in³
bore 100.08 mm / 3.94 in
stroke 85.1 mm / 3.35 in
compression 8.3:1
power 231.2 kw / 310 bhp @ 5600 rpm
specific output 58.05 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 166.49 bhp per tonne
body / frame Aluminum & Steel
driven wheels Front Engine / RWD
front tires 225/70VR-15
rear tires 225/70VR-15
front brakes Vented Discs w/Vacuum Assist
front wheels F 38.1 x 17.8 cm / 15.0 x 7.0 in
rear wheels R 38.1 x 17.8 cm / 15.0 x 7.0 in
steering Rack & Pinion
curb weight 1862 kg / 4105 lbs
wheelbase 2611 mm / 102.8 in
front track 1499 mm / 59.0 in
rear track 1499 mm / 59.0 in
length 4648 mm / 183.0 in
width 1829 mm / 72.0 in
height 1328 mm / 52.3 in
transmission 3-Speed Automatic or ZF 5-Speed Manual
gear ratios 2.90:1, 1.78:1, 1.22:1, 1.00:1, 0.85:1
top speed ~225.3 kph / 140.0 mph
0 – 60 mph ~7.4 seconds
0 – 100 mph ~19.6 seconds
0 – 1/4 mile ~15.7 seconds