Aston Martin cars are undoubtedly most beautiful & elegant cars of James Bond history & Aston Martin DB4 is my favourite.
Aston Martin started work on the DB4 in 1956, at the same time as the DB Mark III. The key people involved in the development of the DB4 were General Manager John Wyer, Chassis Designer Harold Beach, and Engine Designer Tadek Marek. Every major component in the DB4 was new. The four-seater body was designed by Carrozzeria Touring of Milan, using their ‘Superleggera’ construction method in which aluminium panels are fixed to a tubular frame built onto a substantial platform chassis.
The DB4 is a sports car sold by Aston Martin from 1958 until 1963. Technically it was a development of the DB Mark III it replaced but with a completely new body. The DB4’s design formed the basis for later Aston Martin classics, such as the DB4 GT Zagato, the Lagonda Rapide 4-door saloon, it was eventually replaced by the Aston Martin DB5.
- Price New: £ 3,976 (Saloon), £ 4,194 (Convertible)
- Engine: DOHC Straight six, 3670 cc, 240 bhp @ 5000 rpm
- 240 lbs-ft @ 4200 rpm
- Transmission: 4-speed manual with optional overdrive or optional Borg-Warner 3-speed automatic
- Suspension: Front: Telescopic shock absorbers
- Rear: Lever arm shock absorbers
- Brakes: Dunlop Servo assisted brakes with front and rear solid discs
- Dimensions (LxWxH): 4480 x 1676 x 1321 mm (Saloon), 4480 x 1676 x 1323 mm (Convertible)
- Weight: 1308 kg
- Top Speed: 140 mph
- 0 – 60 mph: 9 sec