Aston Martin Vantage V600 fitted with a boost gauge from a Spitfire

When you’re looking at ways in which you can personalize your (then) new Aston Martin Vantage V600, there are a handful of ways to go. Some might go with an off-the-book color choice. Others might slap on a set of unique wheels. One delightful person decided to have Aston Martin fit their car with the boost gauge plucked from a WWII Spitfire.
That, folks, is how you do it.
Jalopnik posted the listing after I came across it on the Aston Martin heritage website. You can find more great photos of the car over at the J. Here though, is our clearest look at that brilliant decision in gauge form.
What it displays is boost pressure from the supercharger. Actually, that would be superchargers because Aston Martin fitted a pair of spinny, breathy bits atop the 5.3-liter V8 sitting under the hood. With the V600, you’re now working with 600 horsepower. 
Aston Martin didn’t build a ton of these Vantage models between 1993 and 2000, and far less were of the V600 variety. This specific car is in fact the last one upgraded by Aston Martin Works.
It’s for sale. It’s expensive. And it’s pretty damn wonderful.

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9 responses to “Aston Martin Vantage V600 fitted with a boost gauge from a Spitfire”

  1. Borkwagen Avatar

    Oh man. Need that on my XKR.

    1. outback_ute Avatar

      Pretty hard to do on a modern car, catalytic converter.

      1. 0A5599 Avatar

        Propane plumbed downstream of the mufflers.

        1. outback_ute Avatar

          Of course, forgot about those systems, there are diesel ones too. I was thinking of what used to be called the keybanger method.

  2. Alcology Avatar

    It’s hideous! I’ll take 3 please.

  3. Rust-MyEnemy Avatar

    This is sorely missing from my life.
    My dad has an altimeter from a Stampe SV4 biplane – I guess I could fit that in the Rover…