Aston Martin upgrades power on outgoing V8 Vantage

Aston Martin upgrades power on outgoing V8 Vantage

Aston Martin V8

If you own a 2005-2008 Aston Martin V8 Vantage owner, you may have wished you’d waited for the 2009 model which benefits from an extra 0.4-liters of displacement (up from 4.3- to 4.7-litres) and gains an extra 40 hp and 45 lb-ft of torque, along with some revised suspension tuning. The crew at Aston Martin feels your pain and has begun offering a new performance package for the 4.3-litre model.

The kit includes a new induction system that was originally developed for the DBS and features a pair of toggling airbox valves that open at 5,500 rpm to suck more air into the engine. With the help of a revised ECU that coordinates ignition timing and recognises higher octane fuels, output increases by 20hp to 400 hp and torque grows to 307 lb-ft.

The new sports package developed for the 2009 model can also be retrofitted to the last generation Vantage and includes forged aluminum five-spoke wheels, upgraded springs and Bilstein dampers. Aston hasn’t released pricing for the new performance pack, but it has to be cheaper than trading in your old Vantage for the updated model.

Aston Martin V8

If you own a 2005-2008 Aston Martin V8 Vantage owner, you may have wished you’d waited for the 2009 model which benefits from an extra 0.4-liters of displacement (up from 4.3- to 4.7-litres) and gains an extra 40 hp and 45 lb-ft of torque, along with some revised suspension tuning. The crew at Aston Martin feels your pain and has begun offering a new performance package for the 4.3-litre model.

The kit includes a new induction system that was originally developed for the DBS and features a pair of toggling airbox valves that open at 5,500 rpm to suck more air into the engine. With the help of a revised ECU that coordinates ignition timing and recognises higher octane fuels, output increases by 20hp to 400 hp and torque grows to 307 lb-ft.

The new sports package developed for the 2009 model can also be retrofitted to the last generation Vantage and includes forged aluminum five-spoke wheels, upgraded springs and Bilstein dampers. Aston hasn’t released pricing for the new performance pack, but it has to be cheaper than trading in your old Vantage for the updated model.

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