Aston Martin launches performance pack for the 4.3 litre V8 Vantage

Article by Christian Andrei, on August 29, 2010

After the inauguration of the latest Aston Martin 4.7 V8 Vantage last summer, owners of the first 4.3 liter V8 Vantage are now provided the option of a retro-fitted power improvement and the largely admired Sports Pack selection. Currently offered via the dealer network, buyers will have the chance to upgrade their present 4.3 liter V8 unit to a more powerful variant of Aston Martin's already remarkable potent engine.

With the additional power uprate, top power is boosted by 20 hp to 400 hp and torque is likewise boosted by 10 Nm to 420 Nm, raising top speed to 177 mph (285 km/h) and offering a slight enhancement in the 0-60 mph sprint time.

Designed by the Aston Martin engineering crew, the energy uprate is attained via a modified induction system employing technology introduced previously on the DBS. The induction system comes with a couple of switching airbox-valves that open at 5,500 rpm enabling extra air into the powerhouse generating more potency in a regulated way.

The control unit of the engine has also been re-programmed with fresh software to optimize the timing of the ignition. Furthermore, the new calibration permits the engine to identify higher octane fuels, maximizing performance even further.

Because to the tremendously favorable response of buyers towards the latest Sports Pack option made available on the latest V8 Vantage early this year, which is currently installed on half of all V8 Vantages manufacture, the buyers of the 4.3 liter V8 Vantage can now change the handling attributes of their vehicle, with a similar dynamic enhancement package. Designed with the enthusiast particularly in mind, the Sports Pack consists of upgraded springs and Bilstein dampers adding to a better active response.

Lightweight forged aluminum 5-spoke rims assist in reducing unsprung weight even more therefore boosting the precision handling of the V8 Vantage. Both choices are offered through the global dealer network of Aston Martin; buyers should get in touch with their local dealers concerning prices and availability.

The V8 Vantage is produced at the Headquarters of Aston Martin at Gaydon, Warwickshire, UK, a plant that merges Aston Martin's well-known hand-built customized characteristics with the technology needed to produce the bonded aluminum VH construction.

Elegantly developed and detailed with a top of the class speed and performance, Vantage is a useable two-seater with an immense boot entrance offering access to 300 liters worth of luggage at its rear section. Along with the automated manual gearbox option, Aston Martin added the V8 Vantage Roadster and V8 Vantage N24 GT4 race car to the Vantage range in 2006.

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