The Aston Martin DB2 arrived in 1950 after customers shunned Aston Martin’s first car under David Brown ownership, the four-cylinder 2-Liter Sports. While it was not officially called DB1, it took on that unofficial label when Aston’s next car was called DB2.
Attending Cavallino Classic should be considered mandatory for every Ferrari driver and anyone planning to become one. It should also be on the bucket list of every sports car enthusiast. The event, which is celebrating its 25th year, honors this great marque in an enjoyable, accessible way for owners, buffs and the general public.
The Islero delivered all the right ingredients for a high-end GT. Its 4.0-liter, 325-horsepower V12 was a four-cam, six-carburetor aluminum sculpture backed by a 5-speed manual transmission for a 150-plus mph top speed. The Islero name, which sounds almost musical, was borrowed from a bull that had killed a matador.