Aston Martin DB5
Gran Turismo car
The Aston Martin DB5 is a Gran Turismo car produced from 1963 to 1965 by the British car manufacturer Aston Martin in collaboration with Carrozzeria Touring which used its proprietary Superleggera method.
The Aston Martin DB5 was born as the heir and evolution of the DB4 model, improving its performance and comfort.
Presented in September 1963 and has several changes to the design, technique and equipment compared to the previous model. The sedan and later the convertible went into production at the Newport Pagnell plant (Buckinghamshire), thus beginning its incredible history.
The bodywork of the DB5 is made by Carrozzeria Touring (or Touring Superleggera), an Italian body shop specialized in commissioned design, also active in the assembly of complete cars on behalf of other car manufacturers. The body shop founded in Milan in 1926 ceased operations in 1966.
The car has become famous since 1964 for being James Bond's personal car in various films of the saga, starting with Agent 007 - Goldfinger Mission.
In addition to its starring presence in the 007 saga (with some appearances in more recent films), the DB5 was highly coveted in the 1960s by many in the entertainment industry. Among these, Paul McCartney and George Harrison of the Beatles and Mick Jagger, frontman of the Rolling Stones. An exclusive car, an icon of its time and a status symbol given that production is limited to 887 sedans, 123 convertibles and 12 custom-made shooting brakes.
Dimensions: length 4570 × width 1680 × height 1340 mm.
6-cylinder in-line engine, crankcase and heads in light alloy, power: 282 HP DIN at 5500 rpm. / Torque: 39.8 Kgm DIN at 3850 rpm.
Displacement: bore x stroke╦É 96 x 92 mm, total 3995 cm³.
Distribution: double overhead camshaft controlled by chain, 2 valves per cylinder.
5-speed ZF manual gearbox and RM (before chassis 1340 4-speed DB gearbox with overdrive on the 4th optional), 3-speed Borg-Warner automatic gearbox, on request.