Gallery: the fastest production cars ever
From Jag XK120 and Miura to Venom, meet the quickest road cars in history
Posted: 26 Feb 2014
1958 Aston-Martin DB4 - 141mph
Remember the Disco Volante from Sunday's show? Its outline was conceived by the same company that gave us the stunning DB4, Carrozzeria Touring. But despite the fact that the design and superleggera (tube chassis) construction was Italian, the DB4 was the first Aston to be built at Newport Pagnell.
When a test car was given to a British motoring rag in 1960, the DB4 beat the 300SL by just 1mph. That said, the Americans beat the Germans by a slimmer margin this week...