1968 Aston Martin DB6

The Aston Martin DB6 is a true classic car. Aston Martin produced the DB6 for six years from 1965 to 1970. Only 1321 DB6 coupes were ever built offering today’s collectors limited opportunities to find the much coveted 1968 DB6.

The Aston Martin DB6 offered buyers a radical change from previous models. Consumers loved the DB4 and DB5 but criticized the limited leg room in both models. The company choose to increase the interior leg room on the DB6. This luxurious yet roomier version offered drivers more space while still being a a classic roadster.

Specifications on the Aston Martin DB6 allowed for increased head room and interior space. The chassis was expanded almost four inches and moved to the rear of the vehicle which allowed for added back seat seating space. The windshield was extended higher offering driver’s considerable more head room. Aston Martin removed the receding tail and gave the car a more refined look much like the Ferrari of those times.

The 1968 Aston Martin DB6 offered drivers a five speed manual transmission with the capability of reaching 150 mph. A four liter, six cylinder engine with horsepower of 282 made this vehicle a true roadster. Four wheel power assisted disc brakes and an independent front suspension with spring and shock absorbers were standard on the DB6. Optional features in the DB6 were power steering and air conditioning.

The changes in the Aston Martin DB6 offered drivers a more secure driving experience without losing the thrill of the speed and handling of a true roadster.

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Aston Martin Cygnet

When you are looking for the best in luxury, and a smaller commuter car for daily travel, the Aston Martin Cygnet is the perfect option to consider. Offering both luxury and practicality, the two door body, and smaller exterior, offers a 4 seater car for passengers. It offers a maximum power of 72 KW, or up to 6000 RPM, accelerates up to 100 KM/H (62 MPH), offers the best in fuel economy (at about 56.6 MPG), and has a 6-speed manual transmission. The small yet stylish Aston Martin also has a rear spoiler and diffuser blade, rear privacy glass, front fog lamps, and offers both upper and lower grilles to protect the front of the car.

The Aston Martin Cygnet features a 1.33 litre dual VVT-1 engine, a front mounted engine, front wheel drive, and a compression ratio of 11.5:1. It also offers optional continuous variable transmission (with an eco drive indicator), for those who are looking for optimal fuel efficiency on the longer drives. It offers a front ventilated brake disc system, anti lock brake system, traction and stability control, and an electronic brake force assist feature, to offer the optimal safety, even in the most difficult of driving conditions.

As far as the interior features in the Cygnet it offers 6 speakers, a 6 CD changer, radio, and a windows mp3 player feature built in. It offers portable satellite navigation ssytem and an integrated blue tooth system, allowing for mobile phone connection. The Cygnet also has auto climate control, interior leather seating and dash, comes base with a 4 piece floor mat that has leather binding, and a hand stitched leather gear shift knob, offering the most luxurious interior look that you are going to find in a “smart” car on the market today. It also offers keyless entry and start up, for those cold winter days so you can get off to work on time.

Although the Aston Martin Cygnet is a smaller car, it does offer great power and performance, a great deal of luxury, several standard features that would be considered luxury upgrades in most other model cars, and a great design style for a smart car. It also offers several base safety features, that most smaller cars do not come base with, and the best gas mileage, giving you the eco friendly car, that is still safe to get the family around.

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Aston Martin Virage

Aston Martin has announced the return of the infamous Virage. The Virage was cut from the line-up in 2000, after an eleven year run. This ride features an alloy, quad overhead cam 6.0 litre V12, which produces 490 horsepower. The Virage is capable of reaching a top speed of just over the 180 miles per hour mark. In addition, the car will take passengers from 0-62 miles per hour in 4.6 seconds, which is just a little slower than the Zagato.

The Virage features a rear, mid-mount transmission, which is the exact opposite of what people will find in the Zagato. Drivers will have access to a paddle shifter, when transferring the 490 horses to the ground. People will really like the appearance of the aggressively styled, 20 inch, five spoke wheels. The wheels are mounted inside of Pirelli P Zero tires, which allow drivers to enjoy a sporty feel when flying down the road. Inside of this Aston Martin, people will find hand stitched, leather bucket seats for four passengers, so even riders will feel like a race car driver. Passengers will be able to enjoy all of their favorite tunes, thanks to the Dolby, 700 watt, premium sound system, which holds up to six CDs and allows owners to connect an iPod. While the Virage is not quite as powerful as the Zagato, it will still provide owners with a lot of excitement. The car is priced at $210,000, which makes it $80,000 cheaper than the Zagato.

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