Engine & Gearbox

What makes an Aston Martin special is its heart? The engine. In the last 60 years, Aston Martin have made some truly spectacular engines. Like all engines however, mechanical wear due to mileage and age of the cars is becoming a more common occurrence. This is where Maidstone Sports Cars come in!

There are two paths to be taken when rebuilding an Aston Martin engine. For the purist, a rebuild back to original specification or for someone desiring more, a range of upgrades and enhancements can be made to the Aston Martin engine to increase power, torque and better reliability by using modern technologies.

The common way to improve power is to increase cylinder capacity. Upping your DB4, DB5 or DB6 to 4.2 litres achieves a noticeable improvement in power, torques and usability.  Mating that to fitting the triple Weber carburettors found on a Vantage gives you a significant gain over standard specification.  The same can be said for the Aston Martin V8 engine.

As well as modifying the engine, external ancillaries can be upgraded to push more power and gain more reliability. Fitting an electronic ignition kit boasts better starting and smoother running. Tubular exhaust manifolds are a great way of improving sound and better engine torques. The options list is endless!

As well as engine upgrades, Maidstone Sports Cars also offer Aston Martin gearbox rebuilds. We rebuild your manual or automatic gearbox to how it was when it left the factory. On top of that, we also offer Aston Martin gearbox conversion services, to change from an auto to a manual, or to fit a more modern gearbox into your classic Aston Martin.

Some of these services include:

  • Electronic ignition
  • Uprated clutch & flywheel
  • Engine and gearbox overhaul
  • 5 speed gearbox conversions
  • Exhaust systems
  • Carburettor upgrades and tuning
  • Aluminium radiators with uprated fans

Our customer care team are always on hand to answer your questions and discuss required specification, offering friendly professional advice on what would suit your needs. If you are interested in making an appointment to discuss further, please do not hesitate to Contact Us.