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 byRichard Owen
typeSeries Production Car
production years1978 – 1986
built atEngland
price $$ 33,950
engineV8
positionFront, Longitudinal
aspirationNatural
valvetrainDOHC
fuel feed4 Weber Carburetors
displacement5340 cc / 325.9 in³
bore100.08 mm / 3.94 in
stroke85.1 mm / 3.35 in
compression8.3:1
power231.2 kw / 310 bhp @ 5600 rpm
specific output58.05 bhp per litre
bhp/weight166.49 bhp per tonne
body / frameAluminum & Steel
driven wheelsFront Engine / RWD
front tires225/70VR-15
rear tires225/70VR-15
front brakesVented Discs w/Vacuum Assist
front wheelsF 38.1 x 17.8 cm / 15.0 x 7.0 in
rear wheelsR 38.1 x 17.8 cm / 15.0 x 7.0 in
steeringRack & Pinion
curb weight1862 kg / 4105 lbs
wheelbase2611 mm / 102.8 in
front track1499 mm / 59.0 in
rear track1499 mm / 59.0 in
length4648 mm / 183.0 in
width1829 mm / 72.0 in
height1328 mm / 52.3 in
transmission3-Speed Automatic or ZF 5-Speed Manual
gear ratios2.90:1, 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