Aston Martin V8 Vantage S 1The sale of the built since 2005 and last revised in the 2009 model year V8 Vantage Aston series of boss wants to boost with the special edition V8 Vantage S even more. With carbon fiber splitter and a modified diffuser approach the boy now wears the dress of the V12 Vantage on display. The Aero-fine-tuning will also improve the aerodynamic balance and reduce the lift on the front and rear axle. A total of three kilograms lighter 19-inch wheels, the ten-spoke design also reduces the unsprung masses. “For us is important: Evolution is better than revolution,” said Ulrich Bez, the erotic and hoarse voice of the 4.7-liter eight-cylinder Aston Martin V8 Vantage S raises a modified muffler out more passionately.

Moderate intervention with the engine electronics and a modified ignition breathe life into the V-engine with a classic 90-degree cylinder bank angle of the Aston Martin V8 Vantage S a bit more oomph. The moderate power boost to 436 hp at ten, however, is at 7 degrees, and weather in the Eifel near Malaga Ascari felt as good as the supposedly milder climate between olive trees and villas. But the Aston Martin V8 Vantage S goes without noticeably more aggressive, more punch to your work as his model soft relatives. Thanks to a direct translated Steering (15: 1 instead of 17: 1), 0.2 degrees more negative camber on the front and an inch wider tires parried the Aston steering commands as jagged as the bodyguard orders of Her Majesty.Aston Martin V8 Vantage S engineSeven-speed gearbox and sport-shift circuit
“At the front we take identical spring and damper rates as in the normal V8 with Sports Pack, at the rear we have the spring rates by ten percent softer tuned,” said the chief engineer for the Aston Martin V8 Vantage S, Paul Barritt. Thanks to a little more toe on the rear axle to the technicians achieve a more neutral handling. Responds to changes in load, the Aston Martin V8 Vantage S at the first fast laps in the wet with only a slight buckling rear. Significantly, however rustic kicks off the new seven-speed automatic transmissions by Graziano. Even if the new sports shift control box to turn around 20 percent faster than the previously known six-speed gearbox, the driver nods at every gear change slowly with his head. Emotionality or not – the noticeable shift interruptions are too strong. How about a double clutch?

Sporty S model is no lightweight
But for the former Porsche development chief Bez, who earlier in the eighties when most inhaled into the automotive industry in the atmosphere of the racing legends 962, the DCT-topic, is certain: “A double clutch is up to 50 kilograms heavier and costs up to 5,000 euros more – we therefore remain until times when sport-shift transmission. ” For number lovers: The seven-speed gearbox in the Aston Martin V8 Vantage S weighs 80 kg with about 24 pounds less than the previous automated Vantage controller with six stages. “By providing more efficient airflow under the vehicle, the new transmission is only air-cooled. The absence of oil, including oil cooling pump and cooling system saves weight,” explains developer Barritt.Aston Martin V8 Vantage S 2With weighs 1610 kg empty weight of the Aston Martin V8 Vantage S Although about 30 pounds less than the standard version – a lightweight but looks different. In order for the road model is around 300 pounds heavier than the example used in GT4 class race of the VLN-V8.
Good sound and a lot of technology in the V8 Vantage S “We would like to develop a light version of the Aston Martin V8 Vantage S to build the road. It will come someday,” says Dave Doody, chief developer of the new Virage series in the future. Until that first bite of the Aston Martin V8 Vantage to S and panting roar from curve to curve.

The brake system with 380 discs (base V8 Vantage: 355mm) at the front to speak with crisp tactile feedback than the standard model with a little doughy pedal feel. On the race track in southern Spain, the ABS from Continental Teves is fighting it with flying colors against the Nordschleife similar torrents. A new hydraulic brake assist system in the Aston Martin V8 Vantage S is to shorten the stopping distance during emergency braking. The first time in the Aston Martin used Hill-Start Assist Hill Start Assist () is less for racing fans and more interesting for underground parking as well as alpine enthusiasts. A detail that goes via Ulrich Bez studiously at the presentation.

It’s no surprise, as with sports car also comes to the Stuttgart native to the race-virus: “When I thunder down the fox tube, are shift paddles for the highest concentration driving perfectly,” muses the Aston boss on smiling. Also, the new Aston Martin V8 Vantage S course on board – and for magnesium.Aston Martin V8 Vantage S 3

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