Monday, December 7, 2009
Hamann Does the Aston Martin V8 Vantage
The Swabian tuners over at Hamann have developed a new sport package for the Aston Martin V8 Vantage Coupe and Roadster models that includes an aerodynamic kit and various mechanical upgrades. Customers can choose between fiberglass and optionally, matt carbon materials for the body components that comprise a two-piece front spoiler, side skirts, a three-part rear diffuser and a boot lid spoiler. Hamann also offers a functional roof scoop, but unless you’re going for a boy-racer look, we wouldn’t advise it. -Continued
The aero kit is accentuated by a new set of 21-inch three-piece alloy wheels with 245/30ZR21 tires at the front and 295/25ZR21 tires at the back along with a sport suspension that lowers the center of gravity of the V8 Vantage by 30 mm at the front axle and by 20 mm at the rear axle.
For those that would like to match the upgraded looks with more power under the hood, the German tuning firm has retuned the ECU giving the outgoing 2008 Vantage’s 4.3-liter V8 a 23 HP boost to 408 HP and the 2009 model’s 4.7-liter V8 a 30 HP increase to 450 HP. Hamann says that it has also developed new sports exhaust system that adds an extra 20 HP to the overall output of the 2009 model.