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Aston Martin V8 Vantage Performance Parts
A number of kits will be released for the V8 Vantage. The performance kit increases engine power to 425 hp and 325 lb-ft of torque, reducing the carâ€™s 0-100 kmh time by 0.3 seconds to 4.7. The overall power curve is improved via an ECU remap.
This kit also comes with a specially modified exhaust with an electrically controlled exhaust valve. This valve has three possible settings: quiet, normal and sport. It stays closed in quiet mode to minimize noise, behaves as it would in a regular car in normal mode, and stays fully open in sport mode to maximize performance.
Prodrive also developed a new two-mode suspension system for the V8 Vantage. This system allows the driver to switch between a regular touring mode and a firm and planted sports mode with the flick of a switch.
The third Prodrive V8 Vantage offering is an aerodynamics kit consisting of a front lip and rear lid spoiler. In addition to the cosmetic benefits, these reduce lift by 45 percent. The carâ€™s appearance can be enhanced further with 19-inch wheels patterned after those used on the DBR9 GT1 race car.
The company says details and prices will be announced early next year. No word yet on if these kits will be available for Aston owners here in the States.
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