A press release just landed on my virtual doormat informing me that it’s 30 years since Aston Martin bolted a pair of Eaton superchargers to its V8 engine and created the V8 Vantage V550, the number referring both to its power and torque outputs in bhp and lb ft respectively.
The glory of the last 'proper' Aston Martin | Thank Frankel it's Friday
Andrew Frankel has been racing cars for over 20 years and testing them for nearer to 30. He is senior contributing writer to both Autocar and MotorSport magazines, sits on the Car of the Year jury and was chief car tester for the Sunday Times for 15 years. He cites driving and writing as the only disciplines for which he has any talent and therefore considers himself vocationally employed. When he is not working he lives quietly in the Wye Valley with his family, a small and unimportant accumulation of cheap old cars and some sheep.