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This Aston Martin runs with the engine of a Le Mans prototype!

A stunning version of a 1970 Aston Martin DBS has gone up for sale. It had an engine that was disproportionately powerful for the time.

L’Aston Martin DBS from the 1960s is one of the most emblematic models of the British manufacturer. It also marked a turning point in the history of this famous company. Some special versions of the DBS have also been created. This is the very surprising case of this DBS from 1970.

It actually works with a racing car engine. Initially, Aston Martin’s DBSs were fitted with a V6 engine, traditionally used at the time by the manufacturer. It already made it possible to obtain a power of 280 horsepower and a maximum speed of more than 220 km/h. But this special model benefits from even more advanced engineering.

An Aston Martin DBS prototype fitted with the engine of a Lola T70

Although efficient, the Aston Martin DBS stood out above all because of his style. She also became famous thanks to her appearance in the film series James Bond. The fact remains that the British manufacturer has also sought to optimize its speed and power.

Thus, in 1969, Aston Martin offered its customers a DBS equipped with a V8 engine. To go even further, it sought to develop a version of the DBS with the engine of a Lola T70. The latter is one of the racing cars used by the manufacturer to race in 24 hours of Le Mans in the 1970s.

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A DBS estimated at nearly 200,000 euros today

In 1970, Aston Martin was already marketing the four-seater car the fastest of the time. With its V8 engine, which followed the V6 engine of 1967, the DBS could reach speeds of almost 260 km/h. The manufacturer’s motivations for equipping its DBS with a Lola T70 engine are therefore unclear.

In any case, this project resulted in a particularly powerful Aston Martin DBS. Equipped with a motor normally designed to 24 hours of Le Mans, it displays a power of 460 horsepower. This is also a unique car. Fortunately, she did not disappear and is currently on sale from Historics Auctioneers. Its value is estimated at 160,000 pounds sterling, i.e. 187 000 euros.

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