Aston Martin

The V8 Vantage story – AM05 engine

After having moved the vehicle manufacturing plant to Gaydon's modern factory, which produced 5,000 cars a year, the capacity and technology of the old engine division still based in Newport Pagnell was utterly insufficient. In order to meet the new requirements, Aston Martin moved in October 2004 its engine design and manufacturing plant to Cologne,… Sigue leyendo The V8 Vantage story – AM05 engine

Engines

Engine Technology: Exhaust

It is usually understood that the less restrictive the exhaust system is, the better performance it will provide. Unfortunately there are many factors that come into play. The design of an exhaust system not only influences the engine performance and noise volume, depending in the design choice it will also provide very different exhaust tones.… Sigue leyendo Engine Technology: Exhaust

Aston Martin

The V8 Vantage story – VH platform

The aluminium chassis, cornerstone of the Gaydon era Aston Martin range, was used for the first time in 2003. This allowed the brand to secure its future and greatly reduce costs by developing all its models based on the same platform. Aston Martin has named this chassis "Vertical Horizontal Platform (VH)". In spite of what… Sigue leyendo The V8 Vantage story – VH platform

Chassis engineering, English

Chassis engineering: Polar moment of inertia

Inertia is the resistance of an object to change its rest or motion status. This property is clearly described in Newton's First Law, which states that an object will remain at rest or in uniform motion in a straight line unless acted upon by an external force. The polar moment of inertia is the measure… Sigue leyendo Chassis engineering: Polar moment of inertia

Aston Martin, English

The V8 Vantage story – AMV8 prototype

Thanks to the financial support of a large automotive group such as Ford Motor Co. and under the direction of Dr. Ulrich Bez, Aston Martin set out to expand the range of models to reach a wider audience. The development project of a new sports car was aimed at settling in the market niche reserved… Sigue leyendo The V8 Vantage story – AMV8 prototype