Aston Martin DB2




Aston Martin DB2

Year of production 1950 - 1953

Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aston_Martin_DB2

Category: David Brown era

Aston Martin DB2

The Aston Martin DB2 followed the 2-litre sports chassis design in many ways but was 9 inches shorter in the wheelbase. The body itself was the work of designer Frank Feeley and was built around a square section tube frame on which an aluminium body was attached. The new Aston Martin DB2 engine was designed under the guidance of the great W.O.Bentley.

The Aston Martin DB2 was available in both Coupe and Drophead Coupe. The engine had twin overhead camshafts, hemispherical combustion chambers, a stroke of 90 mm and bore 78 mm giving a capacity of 2580 cc.

In standard form, power output was 105bhp. A 125bhp Vantage version was later offered. The Aston Martin DB2 is known for its superb chassis, great performance, and an immense amount of character.

Details of the Aston Martin DB2 were released to the Press on April 12, 1950 and was shown as a production car at the New York Motor Show on April 15-23.

Technical Specifications

  • Engine: dohc I-6, 2580 cc, 105 bhp @ 5000 rpm, 125 lbs-ft @ 3000 rpm (Vantage: 125 bhp @ 5000 rpm, 144 lbs-ft @2400 rpm)
  • Transmission: 4-speed manual
  • Suspension: Front: trailing arms, coil springs, anti-roll bar Rear: live axle, trailing links, Panhard rod, coil springs
  • Brakes: front/rear drums
  • Wheelbase: 8'3"
  • Weight: 1111kg
  • Top Speed: 117 mph
  • 0-60 mph: 11.2 sec.
  • Price New: £ 1,915 (Saloon), £ 1,598 (Drophead Coupe)
  • Production Dates: May 1950 - April 1953

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Model Year Document Language Size Pages
DB2 1952 db2 race bred.pdf English 633 KB 6
DB2 1950 - 1953 db2.pdf English 774 KB 4
DB2 1950 - 1953 aston martin db2 brochure.pdf English 1.69 MB 6
DB2 1950 - 1953 dj db2 dhc red.pdf English 16 MB 32
DB2 1950 - 1953 db2 peacock blue red.pdf English 7.49 MB 38
DB2 1950 db2 b.pdf English 1.44 MB 11

Engines


Year Engine code Fuel [ccm] Cylinders [kW] [Nm] No. of
valves
1950 1953 Drophead Coupe 2,6L (105hp) gasoline 2 580 6 / In-Line 78 kW 169 Nm 12
1950 1953 Drophead Coupe 2,6L (125hp) gasoline 2 580 6 / In-Line 93 kW 195 Nm 12
1952 1952 Drophead Coupe by Graber 2,6L (105hp) gasoline 2 580 6 / In-Line 78 kW 169 Nm 12
1950 1953 Saloon 2,6L (105hp) gasoline 2 580 6 / In-Line 78 kW 169 Nm 12
1950 1953 Saloon 2,6L (125hp) gasoline 2 580 6 / In-Line 93 kW 195 Nm 12

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