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Engines

Having spent over 20 years building Aston Martin engines for one of the marque’s most highly respected specialists, John’s knowledge and expertise in preparing Aston Martin’s six, eight and modern era twelve cylinder engines is second to none. Over the last 20 years he has spent thousands of hours in race and reliability development of these engines and has personally built over 100 Aston Martin engines during that time. Chicane’s dedicated engine build facility provides the ideal clinical environment for engine preparation.

DB4 Engine
Option 1: We can rebuild your DB4 engine to its standard 3.7L twin SU specification
Option 2: Our neck wrenching 4.7 litre conversion, adding triple Weber carburetors
Option 3: Chicane also offer a DB4GT specification conversion, with a twin plug head and everything else in between

DB5 Engine
Option 1: We can rebuild your DB5 engine from Standard 4.0L to 4.7L
Option 2: We can convert your existing engine to Vantage specification using Weber carburetors and Vantage cams

DB6 Engine
Option 1: We can rebuild your DB6 engine from Standard 4.0L to 4.7L
Option 2: We can convert your existing engine to Vantage specification using Weber carburetors and Vantage cams
Option 3: The popular ‘DB6 to Vantage’ conversion, transforms this engine into a 4.2 litre straight 6

 

Engine Builds by Chicane, Aston Martin Specialists, Hampshire and Surrey

DBS6 Engine
Option 1: We can rebuild your DBS6 engine from Standard 4.0L to 4.7L
Option 2: We can convert your existing engine to Vantage specification using Weber carburetors and Vantage cams

DBSV8 Engine
The robust V8 engine has many possible conversions available (please see below). We can restore and adjust the original Bosch mechanical fuel injection to suit any of these new engine specifications

Option 1: 5.3 litre DBSV8 conversion
Option 2: 5.7 litre DBSV8 conversion
Option 3: 6.4 litre DBSV8 conversion
Option 4: 7.0 litre DBSV8 conversion

V8 Engine
As with the DBSV8, the versatile V8 engine (Series 2, 3, 4 & 5) is open to many possible conversions (please see below)

Option 1: Vantage specification
Option 2: 5.3 litre conversion
Option 3: 5.7 litre conversion
Option 4: 6.4 litre conversion
Option 5: 7.0 litre conversion

DB7i6 Engine
Option 1: The standard rebuild to 3.2L (factory specification)
Option 2: Our new performance upgrade to 3.4L engines

DB7 Vantage Engine
Option 1: The standard rebuild to 6.0L (factory specification)
Option 2: Our new performance upgrade to 6.4L engine
Option 3: The ‘Vantage to GT’ conversion

Bespoke engine projects
Whilst most Chicane conversions should easily meet most expectations, we are always pleased to discuss bespoke projects for any specific requirements

 

Engine Builds by Chicane, Aston Martin Specialists, Hampshire and Surrey

Engine Building
Chicane’s care and commitment when preparing your engine, whether it be a minor refresh, a major rebuild or a heavily modified engine, ensures optimal results in terms of strength, performance and reliability. Each engine is assembled using only the best components: a nitrided billet steel crankshaft, billet conrods and Cosworth pistons. Every complete engine is then dynamometer tested, power-run to optimise ignition timing, fuelling and other variables, ensuring that your engine is ready to perform as intended once installed in your car. After fitting the engine to your car we carry out extensive road testing to ensure any potential niggles are ironed out prior to handover

Modern Era Engine Tuning
Custom mapping, ECU repairs/upgrades for optimal performance and throttle tuning will all improve the performance of your new era Aston Martin engine. Our highly experienced electronics and engine experts are well versed in these dark arts and able to deliver a startling boost in your car’s performance

Classic Era Engine Tuning
By way of contrast, the expertise required to properly tune the classic Aston Martin engines, with their multiple SU carburettors and points and condenser ignition systems, is now almost a lost art. We remain totally conversant with the idiosyncrasies of these engines and can diagnose and rectify any of the niggling issues which might otherwise detract from your enjoyment of your Aston Martin. Whether it is a “simple” tune up, rolling road session or one of our upgrades please feel free to contact us to discuss your personal requirements

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Chicane’s workshops are located conveniently on the borders of Hampshire, Berkshire & Surrey (within 40 miles of London). To discuss your requirements with Chicane please get in touch below

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