Aston Martin DB3S




Aston Martin DB3S

Year of production 1953 - 1956

Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aston_Martin_DB3S

Category: Post-War Racing

Aston Martin DB3S

The Aston Martin DB3 and later Aston Martin DB3S were racing cars built in the 1950s. Although they used some Aston Martin DB2 parts, they were quite different, being designed especially for racing. The original modifications were done by ex-Auto Union engineer, Eberan von Eberhorst, though others handled the later Aston Martin DB3S work.

Aston Martin DB3

The DB3 was introduced in 1951 with a 133 hp (99 kW) 2.6 L Lagonda straight-6 engine from the DB2 Vantage. The car was unsuccessful, so a larger 2.9 L engine, producing 163 hp (122 kW), was introduced for 1952. The car went on to place 2nd, 3rd, and 4th at Silverstone that year behind a Jaguar C-Type. The cars were forced out of Le Mans, but did claim the 9-hour race at Goodwood.

Aston Martin DB3S

The Aston Martin DB3S was a lighter version of the car, introduced in 1953. It was somewhat more successful, and was produced until 1956. Two coupe versions were also built.

The Aston Martin DB3S was replaced in 1956 by the famed Aston Martin DBR1, which finally claimed Le Mans in 1959.

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Fixedhead Coupe
1954 - 1956

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Engines


Year Engine code Fuel [ccm] Cylinders [kW] [Nm] No. of
valves
1953 1956 Fixedhead Coupe 2.9 L (165hp) gasoline 2 922 6 / In-Line 123 kW 244 Nm 12
1954 1956 Fixedhead Coupe 2.9 L (210hp) gasoline 2 922 6 / In-Line 157 kW 12

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