The 1969 Aston Martin V8 is equipped with a 5.3-liter V8 engine that produces 315 horsepower and 320 lb-ft of torque. It features a ZF five-speed manual transmission and rear-wheel drive. The V8 engine has four overhead camshafts and a compression ratio of 10.5:1. The car weighs approximately 1,800 kg (3,968 lbs) and has a top speed of around 150 mph. It can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in around 6.4 seconds. The suspension consists of independent front suspension with coil springs and an anti-roll bar, and a rear live axle with Watt linkage and coil springs. The braking system consists of four-wheel disc brakes. The Aston Martin V8 was considered one of the most luxurious and powerful grand touring cars of its time, and it helped establish the brand as a manufacturer of high-performance luxury vehicles.