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’.