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Aston Martin Vantage 4.3-litre power boost

Following the launch of the new 4.7-litre V8 Vantage, Aston Martin has introduced a retrospective-fit power enhancement and Sports Pack option for owners of the original 4.3-litre Vantage.
Aston Martin V8 Vantage 4.3-litre power boost
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The power upgrade will see peak power rise by 15kW to 298kW, with a modest torque increase from 410Nm to 420Nm resulting in a higher top speed of 285km/h and an improved zero to 100km/h time.

The package has been developed by the Aston Martin engineering team and includes a revised induction system using technology previously introduced on the DBS.

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

Aston Martin V8 Vantage 4.3-litre power boost

Engine calibration has also been revised to optimise ignition timing and improve compatibility with higher octane fuels.

The Sports Pack was first introduced on the 4.7-litre V8 Vantage earlier this year, and is now fitted to half of all vehicles produced - leading Aston Martin to provide the popular option to previous owners to enhance the handling characteristics of the car.

The package comprises uprated springs and Bilstein dampers, and lightweight forged aluminium 5-spoke wheels which help reduce unsprung mass, further improving the precision handling of the V8 Vantage.

Both options are currently available through Aston Martin's global dealer network.