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Classic Cars 1988 Aston Martin V8 Volante
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01 June 2011

Based upon the six-cylinder DBS, the Aston Martin V8 sent the Newport Pagnell firm in a new direction.  These cars were big and brutish with plenty of muscle.  They mixed together the speed and acceleration of a thoroughbred supercar with the refinement of luxury grand tourer.

The DBS was developed during the mid to late sixties and was put into production in 1968 with the six-cylinder engine from the DB6 in place.  This was because the specially developed V8, designed by automotive genius Tadek Marek, was still undergoing tests to ensure complete reliability.  The engine eventually appeared in 1970 and gave the DBS the speed to match its style.  Over time this style evolved, most noticeably when the front changed from having quad-lights, to just two.

However by the mid-1980’s, it was clear that this range of cars was quickly becoming outdated.  The final Series 5 evolution of the range was launched at the 1986 New York International Auto Show and featured a compact Weber/Magnetti Marelli electronic fuel injection system.  

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The 1967 Aston Martin DBS Car A Beauty on Wheels
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19 December 2010

The original Aston Martin DBS or the 1967 Aston Martin was the first along the line of luxury cars manufactured by the Aston Martin Lagonda. The number 1967 signifies the year that the car was built in.

The DBS or the 1967 was succeeded by the Aston Martin DB6. The car has a stylish rear end and front protective metal grill and attractive steel veneer and wire wheels. The DBS also has a powerful 4.0 L DOHC I6 engine that gives a power of 283 bhp at 5500 rpm and 390.5 N-m torque at 3850 rpm.

The details of the car are as follows:

It is a 2-door coupe and the front engine has a configuration of 4.0 liters and DOHC I6. It boasts of a power of 283 bhp at 5500 rpm with a torque of 390.5 N-m torque at 3850 rpm. In addition, the transmission is manual at 5-speed. In terms of the dimensions, the car sits on top of the wheelbase at 2610 mm and has four wheel disc brakes which provide the car with a strong stopping power. The width of the car is 1830 mm, the length is 4585 mm. It is 1330 mm high and weighs approximately 3500 lbs.

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The Aston Martin Vanquish S
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22 June 2009

The Aston Martin Vanquish S

Aston Martin has a history of producing and releasing spectacular sports cars. A defining difference of the Aston Martin line, compared to other manufacturers, is the non-imposing, driver-friendly design of their high-end models. The cars are sleek and stylish, without looking like something out of a science fiction movie. The simplistic elegance mixed with pure power is a perfect marriage of ingenuity that has helped Aston Martin become one of the world's foremost makers of powerful sports cars. The best model of the AM line, the Vanquish S, is in a class all its own.

Vanquish is the fastest production model ever designed and released by Aston Martin. It's packed full of not only the charm and charisma the world has come to respect from the brand, but also a powerhouse engine that's built for one thing: Speed. The Vanquish S made its debut in September of 2004 at the Paris Motor Show. Show-goers were amazed by AM's addition to the show with their powerful model. Although it's not breaking any land speed records, the Vanquish still has a top speed of 200 mph, and is powered by a 520 horsepower 6.0-liter V12.

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Biography of Jim Clark F1 Driver
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23 March 2009

Biography of Jim Clark F1 Driver

Jim Clark was born on March 4, 1936 in Scotland. He was a former successful Formula One racing driver. He was a dominating force in his respective era, winning two Championships in an eight year span. When he died in April of 1968, his 25 Grand Prix wins and 33 Pole Positions were more than any other driver. He also won the coveted Indianapolis 500 in 1965. 25 wins in his 73 races is a staggering percentage, not to mention 32 podium finishes and 28 fastest laps recorded.

Jim Clark grew up on a farm in Scotland with four sisters. As the only son in the family, his initial dive into the racing world was met with criticism from the family. Nevertheless, he continued to pursue his dream, racing in local rallies and other events. He later joined a racing team led by Jock McBain called the Border Reivers. In one of these races, Clark matched the famed Colin Chapman while driving a Lotus Elite. Chapman was highly impressed by the young Clark's performance, and started to watch his future races.

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