Aston Martin Vantage 4.7L V8 Manual Service, Repairs & Tuning

About to service this gorgeous Aston Martin Vanatage at RamSpeed. Few big jobs to follow.


We look at wheels, brakes, exhaust and engine management. Replacing Clutch is also on the list.


These Aston Martin Vantage engines are hand built in England as per the above plaque. Engine layout and detail is very high.


Racing Sports Concepts exhaust adds deeper note and another few kw’s on top. Certainly a nice upgrade to this Aston Martin.


The 4.7L V8 is an improvement over the older and lower capacity V8. The car is very responsive and produces plenty of torque in the mid range.

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Replacing clutch on Aston Martin Vantage is not an easy task. A long torque tube requires precise and coordinated dismantling. On close inspection the pressure plate was badly worn and burned. New replacement part was sourced and installed.


the clutch plate friction material did not escape abuse on this powerful Vantage.



Pressure plate off the Gearbox is showing signs of excessive heat development




Below. Beautiful ADV1 wheels and a sports tuned suspension wrap up the package on this stunning Aston Martin Vantage at RamSpeed.


Aston Martin Vantage, Installation Of Special Edition 21″ ADV1 Wheels

The Aston Martin Vantage with the new Special Edition 21″ ADV1 wheels installed. The newly installed 21″ ADV1 wheels matched the vehicle perfectly, allowing the red Aston Martin calipers to stand out more.

Detailed view of the Special Edition 21″ ADV1 wheel installed on the Aston Martin Vantage.

Aston Martin Vantage with new 21″ ADV1 wheels installed, complete with ADV1 centre caps.

Rear view of the Aston Martin Vantage with rear tail lights custom painted. You can also see the newly installed 21″ ADV1 wheels.

Aston Martin Vanquish V12, Removal Of Rear Tail Lights For Tinting

Removal of rear tail lights on the Aston Martin Vanquish V12 for custom tinting. You can see the Aston Martin Vanquish on the hoist with its rear tail lights removed and our technician is making some minor adjustments to the exhaust system.

Aston Martin Vanquish’s rear tail light, removed for custom tinting.

Aston Martin Vanquish, Removal Of Centre Console For Carbon Modification

The centre console removed from the Aston Martin Vanquish V12 for carbon fibre modification. Various other interior components to also be modified, including ashtray and gearbox panel.

Ashtray removed from the Aston Martin Vanquish for carbon fibre upgrade.

Interior view of the Aston Martin Vanquish with centre console, ashtray and entire gearbox panel removed for modification.