Aston Martin V8 power hike

Time 13 years ago

ASTON Martin is offering owners of the 4.3-litre V8 Vantage a performance upgrade pack that hikes power to 400bhp.

Following the launch of the new Aston Martin 4.7-litre V8 Vantage this summer, owners of the original 4.3 litre model can now retro-fit the firm’s Sports Pack.

Available immediately through the dealer network, the upgrade raises power by 20bhp to 400bhp and torque by 10Nm to 420Nm.

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Top speed increases to 177mph and there’s a slight improvement in the 0-60mph time.

Developed by the Aston Martin engineering team, the power upgrade is realised through a revised induction system using technology previously introduced on the DBS.

The induction system has a pair of switching airbox-valves that open at 5,500rpm allowing additional air into the engine producing more power in a controlled manner.

Owing to the overwhelmingly positive response of customers towards the new Sports Pack option introduced on the new V8 Vantage earlier this year – now fitted to half of all V8 Vantages produced – 4.3 litre V8 Vantage customers can now alter the handling characteristics of their car, with the same package of dynamic enhancements.

Developed with the enthusiast in mind, the Sports Pack comprises of up-rated springs and Bilstein dampers. Lightweight forged aluminium five-spoke wheels help to reduce the un-sprung mass too.

Both options are available through Aston Martin’s dealer network now.

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