1960→1961 Aston Martin DB4 Series II


1960→1961 Aston Martin DB4 Series II

1960→1961 Aston Martin DB4 Series II

In January 1960, Aston Martin addressed overheating issues with a larger oil sump and optional front oil cooler. The Aston Martin Owner’s Club (AMOC) later determined this was sufficient to consider the larger-sump cars to be considered Series II

While Aston enlarged the sump, they also fitted larger front disc brakes and changed the hood to hinge from the front.

DB4 Series II production lasted from January 1960 to April 1961. This includes chassis DB4/251/L to DB4/600/R which should be around 350 cars.

In Detail

submitted by Richard Owen
type Series Production Car
production years 1960 – 1961
built at England
coachbuilder Carrozzeria Touring
price $ $ 9,770
price £/td> £3,976
engine Inline-6
position Front Longitudinal
aspiration Natural
block material All Aluminum
valvetrain DOHC
fuel feed SU Carburettors
displacement 3670 cc / 224.0 in³
bore 91.95 mm / 3.62 in
stroke 91.9 mm / 3.62 in
compression 8.25:1
engine designer Tadek Marek
power 179.0 kw / 240 bhp @ 5500 rpm
specific output 65.4 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 183.49 bhp per tonne
torque 332.2 nm / 245.0 ft lbs @ 4000 rpm
body / frame Aluminum Panels over Box-Section Steel & Tubular Steel Chassis
driven wheels RWD
wheel type Wire Wheels
front brakes Dunlop Discs
rear brakes Dunlop Discs
front wheels F 40.6 x 15.2 cm / 16.0 x 6.0 in
rear wheels R 40.6 x 15.2 cm / 16.0 x 6.0 in
steering Rack & Pinion
f suspension A-Arms w/Coil Springs, Anti-Roll Bar
r suspension Rigid Axle w/Watt Linkage, Coil Springs, Dampers
curb weight 1308 kg / 2884 lbs
wheelbase 2489 mm / 98.0 in
front track 1372 mm / 54.0 in
rear track 1359 mm / 53.5 in
length 4489 mm / 176.7 in
width 1676 mm / 66.0 in
height 1321 mm / 52.0 in
transmission 4-Speed Manual or 3-Speed Auto
gear ratios 2.49:1, 1.74:1, 1.25:1, 1.00:1
final drive 3.54:1
top speed ~225.6 kph / 140.2 mph
0 – 60 mph ~8.5 seconds
0 – 100 mph ~18.3 seconds
0 – 1/4 mile ~16.1 seconds
combined fuel econ eu 16.0 L/100 km or 14.70 mpg-us