Aston Martin DB6

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Aston Martin DB6

The Aston Martin DB6 was launched in 1965 to replace the DB5. The DB6 shared the same running gear as its predecessor and was also quite similar in appearance, and although it was slightly heavier than the DB5, performance of the DB6 was actually slightly better due to improved aerodynamics. The DB6 was available as both sports saloon, and from 1966, as a convertible (Volante) which featured an electrically operated hood making it the first European drophead to feature a power operated roof. The higher performance Vantage specification was still offered on both models as it had been on the DB5 cars. It is also worth noting that there were six estate car or "shooting Brake" versions of the DB6 made, with the bodywork being fabricated by coachbuilding firm Radford. In September 1969 the revised Mark II DB6 was launched and this is easily recognisable by the slightly flared wheel arches incorporated into the bodywork design to accommodate the wider 6 inch wheel rims. Power steering was fitted as standard to all Mark II cars. Production of the Volante ended in October 1970, with the Saloon ending its production just two months later in December 1970.


 

Specifications

Model

DB6

DB6 Vantage

Years Produced

1965-1970

1965-1970

Body Type

2-door, 4-seater saloon or drophead coupe, all alloy bodywork

Length

15ft 2in

15ft 2in

Width

5ft 6in

5ft 6in

Weight

3416lb

3416lb

Engine

3995cc 6 cylinder inline

3995cc 6 cylinder inline

Power

282 bhp @ 5500 rpm

325 bhp @ 5500 rpm

Torque

280lb ft @ 4500 rpm

290lb ft @ 4500 rpm

Gearbox

5 speed manual, (early cars 4 speed) optional overdrive or automatic

Driven Wheels

Rear

Rear

Brakes

Disc front & rear, servo assisted

Discs front & rear, servo assisted

Front Suspension

Coil & Wishbone

Coil & Wishbone

Rear Suspension

Coil spring, live axle

Coil spring, live axle

 

Performance

Model

DB6

DB6 Vantage

Top Speed

144 mph

150 mph

0-60 mph

7.5 seconds

6.4 seconds

Fuel Consumption

14 mpg

13 mpg

 

Useful Links

Aston Martin Owners Club

Aston Martin.com

Aston Martin books at Amazon.co.uk

The Aston Workshop

Gallery