Archives for Aston Martin


Paddock walk at the Autosport International Show 2014

 

 

Check out this video of our Paddock walk at the Autosport International show.

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Racing cars from Autosport International 2014

 

 

Check out this video of various racing cars at the Autosport International show.

To see the full length HD version, please view it here on my YouTube channel.

 

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Aston Martin Vantage

Aston-martin-v8-vantage-2008The Aston Martin Vantage is by far my favourite Aston in their range. A muscular but sleek looking machine. The sound of the racing engines at Silverstone this year were awesome.

The V8 Vantage was initially powered by a 4.3 L (4300 cc) quad-cam 32 valve V8 which produced 380 hp at 7,300 rpm and 302 lb·ft at 5,000 rpm. However models produced after 2008 had a 4.7 litre 420 hp V8. Though based loosely on Jaguar’s AJ-V8 engine architecture, this engine was unique to Aston Martin and featured race-style dry-sump lubrication, which enabled it to be mounted low in the chassis for an improved center of gravity. The cylinder block and heads, crankshaft, connecting rods, pistons, camshafts, inlet and exhaust manifolds, lubrication system, and engine management were all Aston Martin designs and the V8 engine was assembled by hand at the AM facility in Cologne, Germany, which also built the V12 engine for the DB9 and Vanquish.

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