Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Fastest Aston Is about to Hit the Road

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Fastest Aston Is about to Hit the Road

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Byline: Steve Hughes

FOLLOWING the introduction of the Aston Martin 4.7-litre V8 Vantage, owners of the original 4.3-litre V8 model are being offered the option of a retrospective-fit power enhancement and the addition of the Sports Pack.

With the addition of the power upgrade, peak power is raised by 20bhp to 400bhp and torque is increased by 10Nm to 420Nm, which raises the top speed to 177mph and reduces the 0-60mph time slightly.

The power upgrade is achieved through a revised induction system using technology from the DBS.

The Sports Pack option is now fitted to half of all 4.7-litre V8 Vantages produced and now 4.3-litre V8 Vantage owners can alter the handling characteristics of their car with the same package of dynamic enhancements.

The Sports Pack comprises uprated springs and Bilstein dampers plus lightweight forged aluminium five-spoke wheels.

Aston is also about to unveil the most powerful model in its 95-year history. The purveyor of some of the world's most luxurious ultra high-performance models says that the 190mph supercar is based on the V8 Vantage model. …

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