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 byRichard Owen
typeSeries Production Car
production years1960 – 1961
built atEngland
coachbuilderCarrozzeria Touring
price $$ 9,770
price £/td>£3,976
engineInline-6
positionFront Longitudinal
aspirationNatural
block materialAll Aluminum
valvetrainDOHC
fuel feedSU Carburettors
displacement3670 cc / 224.0 in³
bore91.95 mm / 3.62 in
stroke91.9 mm / 3.62 in
compression8.25:1
engine designerTadek Marek
power179.0 kw / 240 bhp @ 5500 rpm
specific output65.4 bhp per litre
bhp/weight183.49 bhp per tonne
torque332.2 nm / 245.0 ft lbs @ 4000 rpm
body / frameAluminum Panels over Box-Section Steel & Tubular Steel Chassis
driven wheelsRWD
wheel typeWire Wheels
front brakesDunlop Discs
rear brakesDunlop Discs
front wheelsF 40.6 x 15.2 cm / 16.0 x 6.0 in
rear wheelsR 40.6 x 15.2 cm / 16.0 x 6.0 in
steeringRack & Pinion
f suspensionA-Arms w/Coil Springs, Anti-Roll Bar
r suspensionRigid Axle w/Watt Linkage, Coil Springs, Dampers
curb weight1308 kg / 2884 lbs
wheelbase2489 mm / 98.0 in
front track1372 mm / 54.0 in
rear track1359 mm / 53.5 in
length4489 mm / 176.7 in
width1676 mm / 66.0 in
height1321 mm / 52.0 in
transmission4-Speed Manual or 3-Speed Auto
gear ratios2.49:1, 1.74:1, 1.25:1, 1.00:1
final drive3.54:1
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 eu16.0 L/100 km or 14.70 mpg-us