Aston Martin DB3

The Aston Martin DB3 is a sports roadster, which was developed in 1951 at Aston Martin exclusively for racing. He replaced the three converted for racing use copies of the model DB2 that were last used in 1951 in Le Mans.


Like its predecessor, the DB3 a 6-cylinder in-line engine of Lagonda with two overhead camshafts and 2580 cc capacity. However, the engine developed here with three Weber carburetors 140 hp ( 103 kW) at 5200 rpm. In 1953, the model was discontinued.

From 1955 there was the Aston Martin DB3 / S. He, too, was designed as a pure race car and had a 6 cylinder DOHC engine with 2922 cc capacity. With the 3 Weber carburettors, the engine developed 180 bhp (132 kW); the version with three Solex carburetors had 210 bhp (154 kW). The body was smaller than that of the previous model.

1956 sparked the Aston Martin DBR1/300 from the DB3 / S. The back had slightly larger car the engine of its predecessor, which developed with three Weber carburetors 265 hp ( 195 kW).