Nerd’s Eye View: 2014 Aston Martin Vanquish


Want to change the oil?  I suggest taking it to the dealer as there’s not a lot of space to pull out the oil filter.  The exhaust manifold is behind it, steering rack below it, and I think that’s the water pump in front of it.  My guess is they snake it out between the pump and the rack.  Check out the sweet machined-out pulley; weight reduction!


Another view of the strong extruded box sections connected to the ribbed cast sections with everything being bolted and riveted together.  At the end of the cams appear to be cam phasers allowing for variable cam timing.  In the middle of the picture, you can see weight reduction from material removed out of the stamped subframe components.


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