The Aston Martin V8 was built in several model generations from 1972 to 1989 and replaced the DB - series 6-cylinder models. In designing the Aston Martin V8, the in-house designer William Towns went new ways that corresponded more to the spirit of the times. While one can still speak of a classic Italian embossed body design in the DB series, citing the Aston Martin V8 design approaches classic muscle cars. Under the hood of the Aston Martin V8 is a 5.3 - liter eight-cylinder engine with 520 hp hides. Tadek Marek, the responsible engineer engine, equipped the V8 engine with a Bosch injection pump. With an acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h in just under 6 seconds and a top speed of over 255 km / h Aston Martin V8 was one of the fastest sports car of its time. For the U.S. market, the V8 engine with four Weber twin carburettors were fitted. The former emission regulations made this conversion necessary. In his production time of the British sports car including the Aston Martin V8 coupe, the convertible Aston Martin V8 Volante and the models with extra strong engine type Aston Martin V8 Vantage and V8 Vantage Volante was built in several body styles. Under the name of Aston Martin V8 Saloon the British launched a four-door version in 1974. Well-preserved specimens of the Aston Martin V8, especially the left-hand drive, apply as a desirable car with high stability.