The Aston Martin V8 was a grand tourer produced in the United Kingdom from 1969-1989. Like all traditional Aston Martin cars, it was entirely hand-built, with each car requiring 1,200 hours to complete. It was sold as a 2-door coupe and convertible and only 4,021 units were produced in total. We even got to see it in the James Bond film No Time to Die.

Aston Martin wanted to replace the DB6, but the engine wasn’t ready, so in 1967 the company released the DBS with the I6 engine from the DB6. Two years later, the V8 was ready and Aston Martin released the DBS V8. After the demise of the I6 engine, the Aston Martin V8 became the company’s flagship car for nearly two decades.

The Aston Martin DBS V8 was powered by a 5.3-litre V8 engine with 315 hp (235 kW), could accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 7.1 seconds and reach a speed of 242 km/h (242 mph). There was a choice of a 5-speed manual or 3-speed aic transmission. It was replaced by the Aston Martin Virage.