Startech’s Aston Martin Vantage Tune Doesn’t Mess With A Good Thing

After breathing new life into the Aston Martin DB11 last year, German tuner Startech has now turned its attention to the Vantage, aiming to bring a show car to Geneva tomorrow.

The Vantage is powered by a Mercedes-sourced 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine, which puts down 510 PS (503 HP) and 685 Nm (505 lb-ft) of torque when stock. Now, thanks to Startech’s PowerXtra SP 600 performance kit, those numbers fly to 600 PS (591 HP) and 775 Nm (571 lb-ft) of torque.

As a result, it can accelerate from zero to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 3.4 seconds, as opposed to 3.7 seconds, which is its factory sprint time. Meanwhile, top speed has been increased from 314 km/h (195 mph) to 320 km/h (199 mph) – a rounder, more respectable number among supercars.

Subtle exterior mods

As you can see, the Vantage’s elegant shape has endured, despite the add-ons. Two inserts have been places for the large intake up front, available as PUR variants or made from naked carbon with either a glossy or matte coating. The same composite material is also used on the air vents behind the front wheel arches, as well as for the side mirror caps.

At the rear, there’s a new diffuser which is also available as either a PUR-R-Rim or naked-carbon (the Geneva show car will rock the carbon variant). The diffuser has a four vertical fin design, and comes with a central LED backup light like in Formula 1. It also encompasses a pair of custom exhaust tips.

Last but not least are the Monostar M 21-inch alloy wheels, featuring a five dual-spoke aesthetic and a stylized center nut available black, silver, red or blue anodized.

Of course, customers looking for a more personalized approach with regards to the interior can rely on the tuner to tailor the upholstery to their exact requests with “utmost precision.”

*Gallery updated with live images from Geneva (3/7/2019)

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Live photos Guido ten Brink – SB Medien for

  • no25

    Okay, this looks really, really good!

  • TheBelltower

    When will someone come along and fix the monkfish grille? This car might be better than the Vantage it replaces, but is sure isn’t as sexy.

    • StrangerGP

      I’m hoping it’s their number 1 priority for the facelift.

  • donald seymour

    No, I like the original better.

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  • Finkployd

    I am loving this new miata

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  • Bo Hanan

    Still struggling with this cars styling. Give the new DBS front clip and that would help.

  • Infinite1

    I like it

  • Todun Olusola

    Tune is nice but I’d leave the original design. The exhausts can stay tho.

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