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    Re: Aston Martin Vantage Roadster... or 997S Cabrio

    Not tuned, the 4.3 AM and Carrera S have the same torque and hp, but the AM is 160kg heavier. Hard to see as much difference as you say, especially at high speed where weight matters less.

    And you can easily factory tune the 4.3...


    Re: Aston Martin Vantage Roadster... or 997S Cabrio

    1. I don't think that the AMV8 has the claimed horsepower.

    2. The Carrera S has it for sure ... we drove the cars back to back and took performancebox data for acceleration 100-200 km/h ... it was close to 10 seconds for the 997s ... but only around 12 seconds for the AMV8 ... you can see the difference on the street quite clearly.

    3. Since we have the Autobahn in germany, we have lot's of experience in high-speed driving, i.e i guess i can judge how two cars perform at higher speeds, since i simply have the chance to go out and try ... each and every day ;.) Where does your observation come from?

    Cheers

    Tom


    Re: Aston Martin Vantage Roadster... or 997S Cabrio

    It has been mentionned before the pre 08 4.3l might not make the claimed HP... And I had found the stock 4.3l to be lacking a bit, which is why I got the powerkit and exhaust...


    Re: Aston Martin Vantage Roadster... or 997S Cabrio

    Scifrog I had the factory tuned 405hp. There is NO WAY my car had the claimed hp. It was way too slow even for 300hp. To me its a combination of; - very long gearing - antiquated engine design with really BAD torque delivery and ridiculously narrow power band for an 200x model car. - heavy weight (probably heavier than claimed) - VERY optimistic power rating. This car feels closer to 250hp than 405 hp. The truth is probably somewhere in the middle but for like 1000rmp range at 6k-7k. Overall a total disappointment in the performance dept. To be honest I was furious AM calls this a sports car. They made such a gorgeous looking car and completely messed up the heart of it- THE ENGINE.

    Re: Aston Martin Vantage Roadster... or 997S Cabrio

    What year was yours? Maybe the later ones were better...


    Re: Aston Martin Vantage Roadster... or 997S Cabrio

     What about the 4.7 engine?


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    Re: Aston Martin Vantage Roadster... or 997S Cabrio

     mine was a 08/2008 N400 special nordschiefe edition. Ie the cream of the cream of the 4.3lt models. 

    The new 4.7lt is allegedly better but I struggle to imagine that it can bridge the huge gap of the 4.3lt reality vs what it should have been just to be close to the competition.

     


    Re: Aston Martin Vantage Roadster... or 997S Cabrio

     Top Gear test AMV8 vs M6 vs 997S. 997s is 6 seconds faster, M6 and AMV8 same time. So a 385HP AMV8 as fast as a 500HP M6, not so bad. 997S is in a league of it's own I guess..

     

     

     


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    Re: Aston Martin Vantage Roadster... or 997S Cabrio

     Hey 993Targa, is that a Boesch in your profile pic?


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    Re: Aston Martin Vantage Roadster... or 997S Cabrio

    DaveGordon:

     Hey 993Targa, is that a Boesch in your profile pic?

     Yes it is, can't wait to take it out. Hopefully next weekend! Smiley


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    Re: Aston Martin Vantage Roadster... or 997S Cabrio

    993Targa:
    DaveGordon:

     Hey 993Targa, is that a Boesch in your profile pic?

     Yes it is, can't wait to take it out. Hopefully next weekend! Smiley


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     That looks great, now that you've posted this i say you go for the AMV8 Smiley. definitely suits you better to get out of an AM and into this at the marina.  the 997 goes better with a hatteras or a Bertram. Smiley 


    Re: Aston Martin Vantage Roadster... or 997S Cabrio

     cant wait for the season to start !P1060505.JPG


    Re: Aston Martin Vantage Roadster... or 997S Cabrio

     Very nice.. a 590?  A friend of mine also had a 590+993.. popular combo :-)  I'll hopefully get to spend some time on it on the lake again this year.. 

    [apologies - didn't mean to turn it into a boat thread! ]


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    Re: Aston Martin Vantage Roadster... or 997S Cabrio

    DaveGordon:

    [apologies - didn't mean to turn it into a boat thread! ]


    Go on... Smiley
     


    Re: Aston Martin Vantage Roadster... or 997S Cabrio

    Ferdie:
    DaveGordon:

    [apologies - didn't mean to turn it into a boat thread! ]


    Go on... Smiley
     

    Aston Martin Roadster or Boat , same thing.


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    Re: Aston Martin Vantage Roadster... or 997S Cabrio

     Aston Martin Roadster or Boat , same thing.


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    Re: Aston Martin Vantage Roadster... or 997S Cabrio

    DaveGordon:

     Very nice.. a 590?  A friend of mine also had a 590+993.. popular combo :-)  I'll hopefully get to spend some time on it on the lake again this year.. 

    [apologies - didn't mean to turn it into a boat thread! ]

    Yes it is a 590, weather permitting I will take it out next weekend. 

    Smiley

     


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    Re: Aston Martin Vantage Roadster... or 997S Cabrio

    BjoernB:

     cant wait for the season to start !P1060505.JPG

    Wake board ? wake surf or wake skate ? I now mainly do the latest  Smiley
     


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    Re: Aston Martin Vantage Roadster... or 997S Cabrio

    Wakeboard,Mono, and Sky-ski mostly - trying wakesurf but somehow coult not let the rope go - have to try more weight....


    Re: Aston Martin Vantage Roadster... or 997S Cabrio

     Had a look today at an AMV8 roadster. Car looked stunning, but was shocked by the small luggage space.. Requirement is that there is sufficient space for luggage for a long weekend. Will go back wit the bare minimum on luggage and see if it fits. Hopefully some smaller soft bags will work.


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    Re: Aston Martin Vantage Roadster... or 997S Cabrio

    check out the DB9's used - neighbor has one and it;s considerable bigger....


    Re: Aston Martin Vantage Roadster... or 997S Cabrio

    Caution: 991 (997 successor) is just around the corner...another year or so.

    The AM Vantage Roadster sounds great but it isn't as involving (driving) as the 997 CS Cabrio. Try both, you'll know which one you'll like more.


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    Re: Aston Martin Vantage Roadster... or 997S Cabrio

    DB9 Volante chassis is very soft IMHO...


    Re: Aston Martin Vantage Roadster... or 997S Cabrio

    RC:

    Caution: 991 (997 successor) is just around the corner...another year or so.

     That would be one argument for the AM roadster. If I would get a 997 it would be a 2008 or 2009 facelift model. Would not buy a 997 new with the 991 around the corner.


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