...By adjusting damper settings, different suspension settings and spring rates and optimising these in conjunction with modern radial tyres, it becomes possible to tailor the handling characteristics to those desired by the owner. Finally, replacing rear lever arm dampers, which have been fitted to every Aston Martin made up until around 1974, with telescopic dampers, eliminates what has now become an obsolete component. Furthermore, it is yet another significant step forward in achieving modern standards of ride comfort and road behaviour.
We are working towards being able to offer in-car adjustable dampers. This offers exciting possibilities in being able to optimise handling according to the owner’s desires and needs of the time.
Finally there is the wider question of choice of tyres. At the end of the day, choice of tyre is a personal decision, and while we will recommend certain options as ones we know work well, the choice inevitably must be the customer’s.
You will see in this section, therefore, a constant reference to the optimal combination of suspension improvements, settings and tyre choices in the upgrade recommendations made.