After producing six cylinder engined cars for around two decades, Aston Martin introduced the DBS V8 late in 1969. Under the DBS’ the long bonnet a new V8 engine was installed. Designed by long time Aston Martin engineer, Tadek Marek, the engine had made its public debut in the less than successful Lola T70 LeMans racer. The advanced engine featured double overhead camshafts and Bosch fuel injection. For various reasons production of the Tadek Marek V8-powered Aston Martins would continue for over three decades.