Saturday 30 May 2015

Aston Martin Service Centre Wilmslow Opening 30-05-15

A couple of weeks ago, I received an email from Aston Martin inviting me to the opening of their new service centre in Wilmslow. That was today and it was worth going! Even if the very sleek facilities are a bit tucked away, they have much more space than they used to have at the previous location. The whole range was present, as well as 2 little bonuses, a Vantage GTE and the DP-100 (posts to follow...) The whole Aston team was on hand to answer any questions, supported by an outdoor barbecue and coffee bar! 
Thank you Aston Martin and +Stratstone !

Tuesday 26 May 2015

Range Rover Kahn 600LE 2014

Second post in a row with a tuned up Range Rover, this time this is the Kahn take on the proper Range Rover with this "600 Luxury Edition". The Evoque Kahn I posted a few months ago seemed to have been enjoyed by many so I thought I would post this one today. I took the pictures during James Martin's Supercar Sunday last year in Manchester. Kahn were present with a modified Defender and this particular model. The 600LE is based on the 258bhp 3.0 TDV6 Vogue Range Rover. As with the previous tuned Range Rover, the modifications a purely cosmetic but I feel this one is particularly successful despite my dislike for SUVs. The colour, the body work and the interior work a treat together!
I must also say the staff present on that day were incredibly pleasant and helpful!

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Sunday 24 May 2015

Range Rover Sport Revere 2014

Another Range Rover today, and another one prepared by a luxury tuning company. This time, the tuner is a London-based company called Revere. They do not focus exclusively on Range Rover preparation but on a wide range of luxury brands (I have only come across Range Rovers though!)
Once again, the tuning is mainly cosmetic with a change of bumpers, side skirts, wheels... This particular conversion is based on a 2014 Range Rover Sport 5.0 V8 petrol. It has 503bhp, reaches 62mph from 0 in just 5 seconds and has a top speed of 155mph (250km/h) -limited as usual.

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Sunday 17 May 2015

Aston Martin Vantage 1995

A month and a half after my last post, I am back with this great Aston Martin Vantage from the mid-90s. Muscly-looking, this Aston has a 5.3 supercharged V8 under the bonnet which produces 550bhp, allowing the Vantage to reach 62mph in 4.6 seconds all the way to 186mph or 300km/h. Not bad for a 20 year-old sports car!