Restored One-Off Aston Martin Bulldog Found Street Parked in London

Restored One-Off Aston Martin Bulldog Found Street Parked in London

The Bulldog sported a 5.3-liter Aston Martin V8 engine, pushed to its limits with twin Garrett turbochargers—a cutting edge setup for the time. Like so many early turbo engines, compression was low at just 7.5:1, though the engine ran a healthy 13 psi of boost. Early Bosch fuel injection replaced the Weber carburetors typically fitted to Aston Martin V8s at the time. Rumors talked of power figures reaching 700 horsepower, though the engine was typically run at a lower 600 horsepower figure for the sake of reliability. Weighing in at a hefty 1750 kg, the Bulldog didn't quite crest its 200 mph target in testing. An attempt in 1980 at the MIRA test track hit just 191 mph, reportedly running with only 400 hp at the time. Aston Martin had …
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