ASTON MARTIN SALOON V8 1978 - Test drive in top gear - GoPro | SCC TV
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The Aston Martin V8 is a two-door coupé automobile manufactured in the United Kingdom from 1969 to 1989. As with all traditional Aston Martins, it was entirely handbuilt -- with each car requiring 1,200 manhours to finish.
Aston Martin&apos;s customers had been clamouring for an eight-cylinder car for years, so Aston Martin designed a larger two-door saloon for V8 applications. The engine was not ready, however, so in 1967 the company released the DBS with the straight-six Vantage engine from the DB6. Two years later, Tadek Marek&apos;s V8 was ready, and Aston released the DBS V8. With the demise of the straight-six Vantage in 1973, the DBS V8, now restyled and called simply the Aston Martin V8, became the company&apos;s mainstream car for nearly two decades. It was retired in favour of the Virage in 1989.
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