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Rex Racer

340 posts

40 months

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Saturday 6th August 2011 quote quote all
Adam2S said:
Looking good Adam. I really like the polished door sills. This is a factory option? I also like the white stitching at the top of the steering wheel. I'd love to have that on my car.

Adam2S

1,408 posts

63 months

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Saturday 6th August 2011 quote quote all
Rex Racer said:
Looking good Adam. I really like the polished door sills. This is a factory option? I also like the white stitching at the top of the steering wheel. I'd love to have that on my car.
Yes the alloy sills were a factory option last year when I bought my car. The white stitching I think only comes on the leather steering wheel option. Whilst I have half alcantara seats I didnt like the feel on alcantara on my hands all the time and so opted for leather. Its a nice little bonus that you get the double stitch at the top as it all adds to the track-racer-GT3 feel of the car.

Rex Racer

340 posts

40 months

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Saturday 6th August 2011 quote quote all
Adam2S said:
Yes the alloy sills were a factory option last year when I bought my car. The white stitching I think only comes on the leather steering wheel option. Whilst I have half alcantara seats I didnt like the feel on alcantara on my hands all the time and so opted for leather. Its a nice little bonus that you get the double stitch at the top as it all adds to the track-racer-GT3 feel of the car.
I have the leather steering wheel as well, and white stitching on the seats and elsewhere. I agree that the white ring at the top of the steering wheel does give the car a nice race car feel to it. I'd look into replacing my stitching or wheel with the dealer if I didn't already know they would charge me a fortune for it.

KarlFranz

1,742 posts

156 months

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Saturday 6th August 2011 quote quote all
Rex Racer said:
I have the leather steering wheel as well, and white stitching on the seats and elsewhere. I agree that the white ring at the top of the steering wheel does give the car a nice race car feel to it. I'd look into replacing my stitching or wheel with the dealer if I didn't already know they would charge me a fortune for it.
Yeah. Considering a new wheel is over $1K US, it seems like a lot to pay for a little bit of white stitching.

Adam2S

1,408 posts

63 months

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Sunday 7th August 2011 quote quote all
cost me nothing - was on the car from new....
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KarlFranz

1,742 posts

156 months

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Sunday 7th August 2011 quote quote all
Adam2S said:
cost me nothing - was on the car from new....
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The stitching at 12 o'clock on the steering wheel is standard on the V12V

Murph7355

10,502 posts

142 months

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Sunday 7th August 2011 quote quote all
V8LM said:
Fly-off is when to release you just lift and drop, no button. The button is used to apply the handbrake; complete opposite to what is now the norm. This got me in a whole world of difficulty when I first drove my Le Mans - press button to release brake, lift slightly then wonder why it wouldn't drop. So press button even harder and lift even further. Still no drop. All the time the handbrake was getting further on.

From the DB7 Aston have adopted the usual press-to-release handbrake, although the lever drops back flat when applied to stop it getting in the way of the door opening.
Ah. I'd thought the way the current range (and my old 355) is set up was "fly off". Evidently not.

The V8 ratchets to the top (was always taught to press the button in to avoid ratcheting) then the lever drops back flat to the floor.

To release you lift the lever until you feel resistance, press the button and drop the lever back.

Murph7355

10,502 posts

142 months

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Sunday 7th August 2011 quote quote all
JohnG1 said:
The V8 has a little depression in the rear of the wheel at 12 o'clock doesn't it?
yes

mikey k

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9,456 posts

102 months

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Monday 8th August 2011 quote quote all
Update from the factory!
"Planned Online Date” of 01/09/2011
So they will start building it 1st week after the August shutdown!

peterr96

2,129 posts

61 months

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Monday 8th August 2011 quote quote all
JohnG1 said:
The V8 has a little depression in the rear of the wheel at 12 o'clock doesn't it?
I never get depression in ours no matter the time of day. smile

mikey k

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9,456 posts

102 months

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Saturday 13th August 2011 quote quote all
Looks like I'm going to get the new Garmin sat nav bounce and the new "beam" wipers what ever they are! confused

alxce

344 posts

107 months

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Wednesday 17th August 2011 quote quote all
Anyone on here catch Entourage this week on Sky Atlantic HD ? One of the main characters has been running around in a DB9 Volante in previous series, this has now been replaced by a brand new Vantage S Roadster - very well suited to the Hollywood setting smile

jonby

2,405 posts

43 months

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Wednesday 17th August 2011 quote quote all
JohnG1 said:
mikey k said:
Looks like I'm going to get the new Garmin sat nav bounce and the new "beam" wipers what ever they are! confused
Hmmm - wonder if Garmin can be retrofitted without a massive wallet depletion!
I don't know specifically abou the Aston ones but beam wipers in general refer to the type of blade

Fewer pieces, less noise, better contact with the glass, better 'aero' i.e. doesnt lift as easily at speed, basically.....better. They also look a touch 'cleaner'.

The garmin sat nav being on your new one mikey is a real bonus

Suspect it is not commerically practical to retrofit unfortunately. I'll have one of the few S roadsters with the older style sat nav from the sound of it.......

mikey k

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9,456 posts

102 months

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Monday 22nd August 2011 quote quote all
Just over a month to go lickclapxmas

coffee

mikey k

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9,456 posts

102 months

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Wednesday 24th August 2011 quote quote all
Well I found out today that they actually started the build on Monday! bouncewoohoomusic

nomisc

57 posts

73 months

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Thursday 25th August 2011 quote quote all
Looks like our cars are going to be production line neighbours, my V8VR S is also in the process of being built !

Edited by nomisc on Thursday 25th August 12:43

yeti

10,270 posts

161 months

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Thursday 25th August 2011 quote quote all
mikey k said:
Well I found out today that they actually started the build on Monday! bouncewoohoomusic
Is it like TVR where you can go and see it in build? Remember going to seee my Tuscan in Blackpool in 2000, very exciting times!

mikey k

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9,456 posts

102 months

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Thursday 25th August 2011 quote quote all
I did contemplate asking!
I'd wish I'd suggested a tme lapse camera on it taking a picture every minute over the build
That would be really interesting

Jockman

9,366 posts

46 months

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Saturday 27th August 2011 quote quote all
mikey k said:
That would be really interesting
No it wouldn't Mr K biggrin

It starts with an obsession...consumes your life...the panic attacks kick in...you become delirious...

Can't wait for the arrival of your 'S' as I know you will provide an excellent precis a la 'Alps' thread.

Good on you matey smile

mikey k

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9,456 posts

102 months

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Sunday 28th August 2011 quote quote all
Its having a rest tomorrow gathering its energy for final push to becoming a car!
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