Aston Martin tyres and geometry
Aston Martin sports cars certainly need no introduction as one of the finest sports cars in the world today. Steeped in history with a reputation on road and in racing , these beautiful cars are often seen assisting James Bond 007 in his many adventures around the world.
Why Blackboots and Wheels in Motion and Aston Martin?
Jacking points on Aston Martins, like many sport cars, actually form part of the sill and as such this is an extension of the bodywork. At Blackboots.co.uk and Wheels in Motion we understand the engineering and positioning of these jacking areas and where the weight has been designed to be distributed when elevating the vehicle. If this is executed in the wrong place, costly bodywork repairs could follow.
Aston Martin V12 Vantage
The Aston Martin V12 Vantage is based on the hugely successful V8 Vantage and comes with a 6.0ltr engine producing 510 brake horse power. This car can reach 0 - 62 in 4.2 seconds and has a top speed of 190 mph. The only thing incidentally inbetween this vehicle and the road when accelerating and braking, are the tyres. The tyre specification on this vehicle is :
Front 255/35/19 Pirelli PZero Corsa
Rear 295/30/19 Pirelli PZero Corsa
Aston Martin DB9
The Aston Martin DB9 is both a full blooded sports car and hugely capable grand tourer. Available in coupe or convertible body style, this powerful beautifully crafted machine can reach 0 - 60 in 4.6 seconds. Therefore it is vitally important to have the right tyres to accelerate and stop this powerful beast:-
Front 235/40/19 Bridgestone RE050
Rear 275/35/19 Bridgestone RE050
Aston Martin V8 Vantage
The Aston Martin V8 Vantage is a hand crafted sports car available in coupe or roadster form. Powered by 4.7 ltr V8 engine this car has a maximum speed of 180 mph and is fitted with the same tyres as its big brother, the Aston Martin DB9.
Aston Martin DBS
The Aston Martin DBS is a 6ltr V12 super car. This race car derived engine can his 62 mph in 4.3 seconds and has a top speed of 191 mph. The choice of tyre to accelerate and slow this monster down is:-
Front 245/35/20 Pirelli PZero
Rear 295/30/20 Pirelli PZero
Protecting your investment
Congratulations on your forthcoming purchase of tyres for your supercar. However, you need to be mindful about correct geometry and wheel alignment settings (this could be the reason for your inconsistent or premature wear).
Fitting the correct tyres is imperative to the car's performance and splendour but there is a very important requirement needed to complement this, that being the chassis positions (adjusted / corrected by geometry and wheel alignment). It's easy to think "oh now what" but in truth this opportunity to tune the chassis back to the original build positions is an advantage over lesser Marques.
The car manufacturer had the insight to offer an adjustable chassis and from this we can reposition the chassis back to the perfect build positions originally intended, compensating for the accumulated daily trauma experienced from our roads. Surgically calibrated we offer the splendor originally intended handling plus the reassurance that your tyre investment is absolutely secure and the life of your new tyres maximised.
There is a specific fitment for Aston Martin tyres in size, make and compound. Please do not make mistakes, call Blackboots and Wheels in Motion for correct fitment and compound.