AN ASTON-MARTIN BRAKE TEST
READERS may recollect the AstonMartin road test which appeared in the January issue of MOTOR SPORT, in which we commented on the strange behaviour of the brakes. On a subsequent visit to the Feltham Works last month we learned that the linings on the car we had tested had been just on the point of wearing out, so we were
interested to test another car of the same type with these important organs in a better state of repair, though the owner informed us that they had not been adjusted for 5,000 miles. Tested at 40 m.p.h. on dry tarmac, they brought the car to rest each time in 51 feet without deviation from the straight, a very different figure from the 75 feet we
found necessary when braking during the road test, though not surprising in view of the large diameter of the brake-drums. From 30 m.p.h. we pulled up in 28 feet, and as both these figures are about the best possible on normal surfaces, the owner of an Aston-Martin has nothing to fear when called upon to make an emergency stop.
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