Aston Martin - Aston Martin DBS V8

The new look Aston Martin DBS was introduced in 1967, and although the last model to use the Tadek Marek 4 litre engine, the car was deigned to take the V8 engine from the outset. By 1969 the 5.3 litre V8 engine made its way into the DBS to make the DBS V8, which was built from late 1969 through to 1972. One obvious external change was the use of stronger alloy wheels as standard over the wire wheels used on the 6 cylinder version. Production of the DBS V8 model ended by mid 1972, after which the cars produced were simply called the Aston Martin V8.

For tyres, the DBS V8 left the factory with radial tyre size GR70VR15 , which at that time would have encompassed cross ply tyre sizes 8.00x15 and 8.25x15 , which in Aston Martin language covers what the later DB6 Mk2 had and what the DBS had. Some like to say this is the 205R15 size, but it's also very 215/70R15 size also. Of the two choices of big 15" tyres, we would fit the Blockley 215/70VR15 size, the same as what a Ferrai Daytona has, only because it's a better tyre with a 12mm lower tread sidewall - these Aston Martins are heavy cars, the DBS V8 being yet another 1cwt. heavier than a DBS,  with plenty of urge, and if you want to use these cars remember that the laws of physics haven't changed since the DBS V8 first saw the light in 1969.

Blockley Products for Aston Martin Aston Martin DBS V8

650/700Lx15 Race Valved Tube

Blockley Race Valved Inner Tube

£39.00 (£46.80 inc. VAT)


Radial Tyre

£198.00 (£237.60 inc. VAT)