Tuesday, October 27, 2020
News Aston Martin Signet with a Vantage heart

Aston Martin Signet with a Vantage heart

This is the type of stuff that all car buffs absolutely love. What’s better than dropping a larger engine in in a car for more power? How about shoehorning a massive 4.7-litre V8 into what is otherwise a Toyota iQ!

While a regular Signet tips the scale at barely 920 kg, the Vantage version is 450 kg heavier. Despite that, it’ll still crush the 100 km/h sprint from not in 4.2 seconds and reach a top speed of 272 km/h.

Everything about this Aston Martin bespoke “Q” division project is nuts. Yes, there’s the 430-horsepower Vantage S V8 engine but there’s also all the work and craftsmanship that went into making the Signet Vantage S actually driveable. The firewall’s been moved back, Vantage front and rear subframes have been fitted, a transmission tunnel covering a tiny torque tube was built and that’s barely half of it. This car’s got a custom exhaust, part-Vantage interior wrapped in a roll cage and finally, larger 19” wheels covering big brakes hidden under carbon fibre wheel flares.

The final kicker? It’s street legal.

Trending Now

Volvo XC40 Recharge EV Starts Under $65k in Canada

335 km range estimate for 402 hp Volvo First Volvo with Android operating system Volvo's first fully electric model is set to hit Canadian...

The Brabus Rocket 900 “One Of Ten” Is A 900-Horsepower Hyper Luxury Sedan

The Rocket 900 is based on a Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S 4MATIC+. Brabus has done everything to this car. Only 10 will be...

FCA Renews “Cuda” Trademark Again

This is the third time in the last decade. The Plymouth Barracuda is a MOPAR collector’s dream. Back in 2007, Dodge unveiled a...

Mercedes Execs Say EV Sports Cars, Coming Soon

Electric sports car platform very likely, says CEO Mercedes launching flagship EQS sedan soon While the fire and fury of the Mercedes-AMG 4.0L biturbo...

GM Canada Auctioning First Canadian C8, Last C7 for Charity

First and last built for sale in Canada Proceeds to Durham Children's Aid Foundation Chevrolet Canada is offering the chance to buy the very...
Matt St-Pierre
Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.