2006 Loder1899 V8 Vantage


2006 Loder1899 V8 Vantage

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.

In Detail

submitted by Richard Owen
engine V8 w/Dry Sump Lubrication
position Front Longitudinal
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
wheel type Hollowspoke
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
final drive 3.909:1
top speed ~280 kph / 174.0 mph
0 – 100 mph ~4.8 seconds