Aston Martin DB5
The Aston Martin DB5 was first introduced in late 1963, early 1964. Probably the most obvious aspect that set the car into its popularity is that it was the famous car was used in many of the James Bond movies. The car was featured in movies such as Golden Eye, Goldfinger, Casino Royale and Thunderball, among many others. The DB5 was an improved version of the DB4. There were many improvements and changes made, however, the most notable was the enlargement of the engine to a 4.0 liter from the 3.7 liter, plus the introduction of the new five speed transmission.
There were also many models of the DB5 to choose from. Perhaps the most prominent of all the models available was the DB5 Vantage, of which only 65 were produced. These cars were an improvement in performance for the DB5 original car. The DB5 convertible was also available, however, once again there were only a limited number of these produced. Around 123 convertibles were produced, one of which was used in the James Bond movies. There was also the DB5 Shooting Brake version. The main flaw with this is that due to high power, even when drivers put the car into a lower gear, they would find that the vehicle would be very hard to control, which meant that this version was not one of the most loved versions of the DB5.
The DB5 is considered one of the most beautiful Aston Martin's that were ever produced. In addition, besides the beauty of the vehicle, many loved the handling that the car had, as well as the luxury that the vehicle had. Luxuries such as electric windows, as well as Selectaride type Armstrong Dampers. There was also the luxuries such as carpeted floors and reclining seats included in the car. These were considered high luxury items for the time period that they were produced, however, because of the addition of these items it did decrease performance of the vehicle. But, this did not seem to deter the enthusiasts for the cars. The time that the vehicle took to get from zero to sixty was increased to a total time of 8.1 seconds, however, some people were able to cut this time down to 7.1 seconds. The top speed of the Aston Martin DB5 was around 143 miles per hour.
The DB line of cars that Aston Martin produced were given the DB name because of David Brown who purchased the Aston Martin line in 1947 and was the head of the company until 1972. There are many included in the DB line besides the DB5. However, the DB5 was only built from 1964 to 1965. The DB5 was a two door vehicle that included a back seat for additional passengers. However, after the end of the DB5 line, they started to introduce four door cars for the DB line.
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