Aston martin offers retro-fit upgrade package to 4.3-litre V8
12 December 2008

Owners of an Aston Martin V8 Vantage with the 4.3-litre engine can upgrade their cars with a new power upgrade that increases power from 380bhp to 400bhp and adds 7lb ft of torque.

The factory-developed upgrade improves the engine’s breathing with a new induction system based on the DBS’s, allowing more air in at over 5500rpm.

The V8 Vantage’s engine management system has also been retuned to work better with higher-octane fuels. Top speed goes up to 177mph, and there is a ‘slight improvement’ in the 0-60mph time – think a fraction of a second.

Aston Martin is also offering the Sports Pack option from the current 4.7-litre V8 as a retrofit for the 4.3-litre V8 Vantage. Uprated springs, Bilstein dampers and lighter forged wheels contribute to what Aston describes as a ‘superior dynamic response’.

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12 December 2008

No mention of the effect this has on fuel economy.

Aston should get to work developing a forced induction 6 cylinder engine...

12 December 2008

Going back to the Aston of old. What a sensible idea. An in house after market division which is capable of modifying their own cars to factory standards and specs.

Another string to their bow, especially in times of recession. If they're not selling cars, then why not sell accessories.



It's all about the twisties........

16 December 2008

"Aston should get to work developing a forced induction 6 cylinder engine..."

Like in the DB7...?

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