Glossary of Aston Martin Terms
If you’re new the the fascinating world of Aston Martins, this this glossary may help you. Words like ‘superleggera’ ‘kamm tail’ and ‘cosmetic’ often cause confusion so this section is here to demystify things a little. I have tried to include as many specialised Aston Martin related words as possible plus some others which have caused confusion to visitors in the past. Please do not hesitate to E-mail me if you would like any others words to appear.
The term used to describe some early versions of the V8 Vantage
Removing Fuse 22 from most Gaydon Aston Martins purely removes the power supply to a vacuum valve in the exhaust which prevents it from closing at low engine revs. The upshot of this that even at low speeds, the exhaust is louder than Aston Martin or the authorities ever intended.
The early 1.5 litre cars built by Bertelli from 1927 to 1931.