1934 Aston Martin Ulster
In 1927 Aston Martin was taken over by race driver A. C. Bertelli. He designed a 1.5-litre, SOHC engine which would eventually power the LeMans-racing Ulster. Thoughout the years the engine was devloped to include dry sump lubrication.
The Aston Martin Ulster stands as one of the most respected pre-war racecars. It was largely based on the Mark II which came before it.
The Ulster had a breif two year race program. During this time they dominated the British Tourist Trophy at Goodwood. In 1934, Ulsters took first, second and third place. The best LeMans result was achieved in 1935. Chassis LM20 raced to third overall which put it first in the 1101 to 1500cc class.
After the race efforts, Aston Martin readied a production version of the LeMans cars. Twenty-One of these cars were built of which all are accounted for today.
|submitted by||Richard Owen|
|engine||Inline-4 w/Dry Sump|
|displacement||1495 cc / 91.2 in³|
|bore||69 mm / 2.72 in|
|stroke||99 mm / 3.9 in|
|power||59.7 kw / 80 bhp @ 5250 rpm|
|specific output||53.51 bhp per litre|
|bhp/weight||88.2 bhp per tonne|
|body / frame||Aluminum|
|front brakes||Steel Drums|
|rear brakes||Steel Drums|
|f suspension||Solid Axle w/Semi-Elliptic Springs, Friction Shock Absorbers|
|r suspension||Live Axle w/Semi-Elliptic Springs, Friction Shock Abosorbers|
|curb weight||907 kg / 2000 lbs|
|wheelbase||2616 mm / 103.0 in|
|front track||1321 mm / 52.0 in|
|rear track||1321 mm / 52.0 in|
|length||4216 mm / 166.0 in|
|width||1651 mm / 65.0 in|
|top speed||~164.2 kph / 102.0 mph|