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Classic Cars 1988 Aston Martin V8 Volante
casino blog
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However by the mid-1980’s, it was clear that this range of cars was quickly becoming outdated.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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