Following in the footsteps of the DB4 and the DB5, Aston Martin’s successor arrived in late 1965.
For the DB6, Aston Martin’s designers and engineers attempted to improve comfort and practicality over the DB5 while also maintaining the performance that Aston Martin’s clients had become accustomed to. The chassis was stretched by 3.75 inches, and the rear axle was relocated in order to create additional cabin space for two rear seats.
Despite those modifications, the DB6 only weighed 18 pounds more than the DB5 and was able to retain the DB5’s performance, just as Aston Martin had promised.
In fact, designers took time to consider the DB6’s aerodynamic stability at high speeds, so they crafted a Kamm-style tail at the rear in an effort to provide additional downforce, and as a result, the DB6 had an increased top speed over its predecessor.
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