Aston Workshop are proud to offer this rare Aston Martin V8 modern classic from 2008, the 4.3 Vantage engineered by Prodrive, finished in Meteorite Silver Metallic with Obsidian Black leather and Silver stitching, covered only 35626 miles with excellent service history, factory option included are, High Spec Alarm, Bluetooth, Grey Brake Calipers, Cruise Control, Gun Metal Facia, HID Headlamps, Aston Martin Premium Audio, Garage Door Opener, Memory Seats & Mirrors, Powerful Mirrors, Satellite Navigation, Heated Front Seats.
At the time Prodrive ran the Aston Martin Racing team in partnership with Aston Martin. It used its experience of designing and developing DB9 and V8 Vantage-based race and rally cars to help create a range of performance enhancements for the road car.
This fine example of the Prodrive vantage in stock at Aston Workshop features the full compliment of enhancements including:
- High performance engine derivative (45bhp over standard)
- Bespoke lightweight forged wheels
- Driver adjustable suspension
- Bespoke exhaust system
- Carbon fibre aero spoilers
- Prodrive rear badging
Only a handful of cars exist with full compliment of Prodrive upgrades (rumoured online to be less than 5 cars)
This car features the most powerful iteration of the 4.3L V8 engine ever offered in the Vantage, adding a claimed 7mph to the standard car's top speed. Featuring a remapped ECU and a rev limit increased by 300 rpm sees the engine increase in power from 283 kW (380 bhp) to 317 kW (425 bhp), as well as usefully increasing peak torque from 410 Nm (302 lbft) to 440 Nm (325 lbft). The 4.3-litre V8 engine still likes to be revved to deliver its best and is genuinely thrilling to extend towards 8000rpm. The recalibrated ECU was specifically mapped for UK fuel, and in particular, 99 Octane. As well as increasing peak power and torque the Prodrive engineers made the engine more responsive throughout the rev range, and from a driving perspective this shows itself in two areas. First, acceleration in 6th from 70 - 100mph is considerably improved and a noticeably sharper power delivery right up to the (revised 'hard') rev limiter. Acceleration to 60mph (97kph) is improved to 4.3sec (standard V8 4.9sec), while 100mph comes up in 12.0sec, a reduction of 2.0sec over the regular production car. (Engine upgrade originally at a cost of £6259 inc VAT)
The modified exhaust system features a high flow, low back pressure sports catalyst and a driver-controlled switch to manually override the V8 Vantage’s exhaust valve. Quiet mode (valve is permanently closed) auto (as on the standard car, open at 4000rpm) and Sport mode (valve is permanently open)
The suspension upgrade brings firmer Eibach springs and switchable two-stage Bilstein dampers which offer huge dynamic advantages over the original setup on the 4.3. The driver-adjustable suspension operates using a switch in the cockpit allowing the driver to choose between normal and sports mode. (Suspension upgrade originally at a cost of £5581 inc VAT)
Prodrive also carried through the unique design of the wheels used on the Aston Martin DBR9 GT1 racing car to create special lightweight 14 spoke 19” forged wheels made by Prodrive Japan for this V8 Vantage. These almost 9 kilos lighter than the standard wheels and increase in width by half an inch at the rear up to 10in. (upgrade originally at a cost of £3995 inc VAT)
The V8 Vantage’s aerodynamics were analysed in the windtunnel to develop an aero package to reduce high speed lift. The result was a discreet Prodrive designed and manufactured carbon composite front lip and trunk spoiler, which are in keeping with the Vantage’s classic styling. Together, these reduce lift by 45 per cent, improving both high speed stability and grip. (Upgrade originally at a cost of £2937 inc VAT)
Originally nearly £19,000 was required for a full Prodrive performance package taking the original RRP of the car to over £100,000.
Included in the sale is a fresh service along with a full MOT, We anticipate a lot of interest in this much sought after rare model. For more information or to arrange a viewing, don't hesitate to get in touch with a member of our sales team on 01207 233525