The Aston Martin V8 is a high-performance luxury car that was produced by the British manufacturer Aston Martin between 1969 and 1989. The car was designed to replace the aging DB6, and was the first car to be powered by a V8 engine.
The Aston Martin V8 was first introduced in 1969, with a 5.3-liter V8 engine that produced 320 horsepower. The car was designed by William Towns, who had also designed the DBS. The V8 was a larger and more powerful car than its predecessor, with a top speed of 160 miles per hour and a 0-60 mph time of just 6.7 seconds.
Over the years, the V8 received a number of updates and revisions. In 1972, the Series 2 V8 was introduced, which featured a new grille and a larger engine that produced 350 horsepower. In 1973, the Series 3 V8 was introduced, which featured a redesigned front end and a new Bosch fuel injection system that boosted power to 375 horsepower.
In 1976, the V8 was updated once again, with the introduction of the Series 4 V8. This version of the car featured a new front spoiler and rear bumper, as well as a revised interior. In 1986, the V8 was updated for the final time, with the introduction of the Series 5 V8. This version of the car featured a new digital dashboard and improved suspension.
Throughout its production run, the Aston Martin V8 was widely regarded as one of the world’s finest grand touring cars. The car’s combination of power, luxury, and style made it a favorite of celebrities and enthusiasts alike. Notable owners of the V8 included Prince Charles, Mick Jagger, and Rowan Atkinson (who famously crashed his V8 twice). In total, 4,021 V8s were produced between 1969 and 1989.