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Aston Martin V8

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Development Of Aston Martin's V8 Engine Began In 1963 As A Replacement For The 6 Cylinder Engines. In 1966 Design Work Began On A New Gt Model And Both Car And Engine Were To Be Unleashed On The Public In October 1967. With Barely Twelve Months To Complete The Car, Aston Martin Pulled It Off, And The Dbs Was Born. Unfortunately, the new V8 engine wouldn?t be ready for another two years and the DBS had to make do with the old fashioned Lagonda engine. Being heavier than the car it replaced, it was slower but in many ways more refined. When the V8 engine was finally ready for the DBS chassis, the resulting car was one of the fastest, safest and greatest cars of its generation. It would set the benchmark, not just for the next thirty years of Aston Martins, but also its competitors in the GT class. The last of the 5,016 V-8 powered cars, a Volente Special Edition, left the factory on 20October 2000, ending an era for Aston Martin. AUTHOR: Aston Martins have always been a passion of William Presland. Joining the owners club at just 14 years old, he has been a member ever since. When he was 18, he vowed to own an Aston Martin by the time he was thirty. At the age of twenty eight, he bought a DBS V8 which he continues to enjoy three years later. He decided to write this book because there were no others covering the entire production of the V8 range of cars. William lives in Leicester 360 colour photos