2006 Loder1899 V8 Vantage
Germany/Odelzhausen, 2006-11-17-The Bavarian design team at Loder1899 has successfully combined the comfort of a luxury vehicle with the dynamic power of a race car. The result is a fresh take on the Aston Martin Vantage V8, courtesy of a new high-end titanium suspension system.
The Vantage V8 normally comes with a non-adjustable suspension. But Loder1899 now offers a 4-way adjustable sport suspension system. This enables the driver to adjust vehicle height, gradient, pressure level and strut compression; thereby optimizing driving pleasure and cornering speeds without sacrificing comfort levels. This exclusive titanium suspension package – for the front and rear axles – is available for 9,320.
The sport exhaust system includes a sport catalytic converter and is completely assembled from stainless steel. At 4,000 rpm a special valve opens, allowing the 4.3 litre V8 better breathing. The result is an even more strident exhaust note, as well as a notable increase in horsepower (from 385 to 405-hp).
Additionally, Loder1899 has developed its own carbon-fiber parts, which discreetly add to the powerful elegance of the Aston Martin Vantage V8. These include a modified front lip, engine cover, a subtle rear diffuser and rear spoiler. These stylish accessories actually reduce the overall weight of the vehicle.
Loder1899 recently joined forces with the British wheel designer Afzal Kahn for the Aston Martin Vantage V8 portfolio. International wheel design has been strongly influenced by this British design icon, and his creations for exclusive high-performance and luxury vehicles underline the classic grace of this special breed of cars.
Loder1899 is one of the exclusive German distributor of the Kahn Design RS-V wheel line in 9×20 and 11×20 inch for Aston Martin V8, Aston Martin DB9, Bentley GT, Mercedes SL, VW Phaeton and Audi A8.
The so-called Baby Aston Martin Vantage V8 can also be equipped with the technically innovative 9×21 inch Hollowspoke wheel.
|submitted by||Richard Owen|
|engine||V8 w/Dry Sump Lubrication|
|valvetrain||4 Valves per Cyl w/Variable Inlet Camshaft Timing|
|displacement||4280 cc / 261.2 in³|
|bore||89 mm / 3.5 in|
|stroke||86 mm / 3.39 in|
|power||302.0 kw / 405 bhp @ 7000 rpm|
|specific output||94.63 bhp per litre|
|bhp/weight||257.96 bhp per tonne|
|torque||410 nm / 302.4 ft lbs @ 5000 rpm|
|body / frame||Aluminium Alloy, Steel, Composite & Magnesium Alloy Body over Bonded Aluminium Structure|
|driven wheels||RWD w/Traction Control|
|front tires||255/30 ZR 21|
|rear tires||295/25 ZR21|
|front brakes||Ventilated & Grooved Discs w/4-Piston Brembo Calipers|
|rear brakes||Ventilated & Grooved Discs w/4-Piston Brembo Calipers|
|front wheels||F 53.3 x 22.9 cm / 21 x 9 in|
|rear wheels||R 53.3 x 22.9 cm / 21 x 9 in|
|steering||Rack & Pinion w/Power Assist|
|f suspension||Double Aluminium Wishbones w/Coil Over Monotube Dampers, Anti-Rollo Bar|
|r suspension||Double Aluminium Wishbones w/Coil Over Monotube Dampers, Anti-Rollo Bar|
|curb weight||1570 kg / 3461 lbs|
|wheelbase||2600 mm / 102.4 in|
|front track||1568 mm / 61.7 in|
|rear track||1562 mm / 61.5 in|
|length||4683 mm / 184.4 in|
|width||1866 mm / 73.5 in|
|height||1255 mm / 49.4 in|
|transmission||Mid-Mounted 6-Speed Graziano Manual Gearbox|
|gear ratios||3.154:1, 1.974:1, 1.435:1, 1.148:1, 0.935:1, 0.775:1|
|top speed||~280 kph / 174.0 mph|
|0 – 100 mph||~4.8 seconds|