1948 Aston Martin 2-Litre (DB-1)

Dating back to 1913, British automaker Aston Martin has kept a low profile among ultraluxury cars in the U.S. market except for its spotlight in various James Bond films, including the two recent flicks starring Daniel Craig. Bond's top-of-the-line DBS and the lesser DB9 and V8 Vantage share a platform and follow the same formula: two doors, front engine and rear-wheel drive. This year Aston has added a four-door hatchback model called the Rapide. All of the two-door models are available as convertibles as well as hardtops. While some competitors have become heavy and switched to all-wheel drive, Aston Martins remain comparatively lightweight.Aston is headquartered in Gaydon, Warwickshire, England. After 13 years under Ford Motor Co., Aston Martin was purchased by a group of private investors in 2007.

• BODY / EXTERIOR DESIGN / DIMENSIONS

Body Type:Fixed-head coupe 2 doors / 2 seats
Weight:1016 Kg
Length:4470 mm
Height:n/a
Wheelbase:2743 mm
Front Track:n/a
Rear Track:n/a
Ground Clearance:n/a
Fuel Capacity:n/a

• ENGINE SPECIFICATIONS

Engine location:front
Engine alignment:longitudinal
Drive Wheels:Rear wheel drive
Steering:n/a
Fuel Supply System:2 SU carbs
Max Power:91HP (67 kW) @ 4750 rpm
Max Torque:n/a
CO2 Emissions:n/a
Engine Coolant:water
Displacement:1970 cc
Bore:82 mm
Stroke:92 mm
Cam Design:OHV - Overhead Valves
Cylinders:4 INLINE
Valves per cylinder:2
Total Valves:8
Compression Ratio:7.25:1
Aspiration:Normal

• CHASSIS / BRAKES / SUSPENSIONS

Front Brakes:n/a
Rear Brakes:n/a
Standard Wheels:n/a
Standard Tyres:n/a
Suspension Front:I.CS.
Suspension Rear:LA.CS.

• TRANSMISSION

Transmission:manual
Number of gears:4

• PERFORMANCE

Acceleration 0-100 Km/h:
Acceleration 80-120 Km/h:
Top Speed:n/a

• FUEL CONSUMPTION

City:22.5 l/100km
Road:10.6 l/100km
Mixt:15 l/100km

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