The Aston Martin DB6 is a luxury grand tourer produced by British car manufacturer Aston Martin from 1965 to 1970. It is considered to be one of the most iconic and beautiful cars ever produced by the company, and was the successor to the DB5.
The DB6 was introduced in 1965 as a replacement for the DB5, and was available in both coupe and convertible versions. The car was longer and wider than its predecessor, with a longer wheelbase that allowed for more interior space. The design of the car was similar to the DB5, with a classic front grille and sloping roofline.
Under the hood, the DB6 was powered by a 4.0-liter inline-six engine that produced 282 horsepower, giving it a top speed of 148 mph and a 0-60 mph time of 8 seconds. The engine was mated to a 5-speed manual transmission, with an optional Borg-Warner automatic transmission also available.
One of the most notable features of the DB6 was the addition of a “Kamm tail” or “spoiler” at the rear of the car. This was designed to improve the car’s aerodynamics and stability at high speeds, and is now considered a signature feature of the DB6.
In addition to its performance and design, the DB6 was also notable for its luxurious interior, which included leather seats, wood trim, and a high-end audio system. The car was also fitted with a variety of safety features for the time, including seat belts and a collapsible steering column.
The DB6 was produced in several different variants, including the standard coupe and convertible, as well as the Vantage and Volante models. The Vantage was a high-performance version of the DB6, with a more powerful engine and other performance upgrades. The Volante was a convertible version of the DB6, with a power-operated soft top.
The DB6 was a popular car among celebrities and high-profile individuals, including members of the British royal family. It also had a successful racing career, with the car competing in events such as the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the British Saloon Car Championship.