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Aston Martin V8 power hike

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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.

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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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