Archive for August, 2013:

Aston Martin 4.3 V8 Vantage RS400 Package

What is proving to be a popular entry level upgrade for the Aston Martin V8 Vantage, Mortgage Broker Simon travelled up from Devon to the David Appleby Engineering workshop at Greatworth Park. Having met with David & Russell at the Castle Hill Car Festival, Simon found what he was looking for to upgrade his Vantage. […]






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Jaguar Project 7

In a modern tribute to the Jaguar D-type, the Project 7 Design Study was based on a F-type Supercharged V8 and with just 4 months before its intended Goodwood Festival Debut, work started at Gaydon. The Project 7 name refers to the number of times Jag has won Le Mans and the D-type Fin, behind […]






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Shelsley Walsh Hillclimbe with the RS Fabrications Vantage

Steeped in Motorsport Racing History, Shelsley Walsh Hillclimbe is one of the oldest motorsport events in the world, and is in fact the Oldest to have been staged continuously on its original course, first having been run in 1905. This seemed like an ideal place to run the RS Fabrications Aston Martin Vantage up the […]






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Prodrive Aston Martin V8 Vantage Upgrades

Local Business Associate David owns a Prodrive modified 4.3 Aston Martin Vantage. This vehicle has previously been tested by RS Fabrications as part of the ongoing Vantage development. Running Prodrive modified cats and a custom Prodrive ECU Map, this Vantage was originally a Prodrive ‘Press’ Vehicle. After a day at David Appleby’s facility at Greatworth […]






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Castle Hill Car Festival with David Appleby Engineering Ltd.

As previously mentioned, after FEU 02 [RS Fabrications Development Vehicle] came off the Dyno with good results, it was off to Devon for the Castle Hill Car Festival. FEU 02 was positioned on a stand with a Prodrive GT4 Racing Aston Martin  [No 93] provided by Generation AMR/David Appleby Engineering Ltd. along with other RS […]






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Autograss Class 10 Twin Engine Suzuki GSXR 1000 Radiators

Local Grasstrack enthusiast Julian Heath was having trouble with his Autograss Class 10 Car. Running twin  Suzuki GSXR 1000cc engines ‘Heathy’ was having trouble keeping them at the correct running temperature. At RS Fabrications it was identified that the 2 engine were running a common radiator system which was proving problematic. A twin radiator set-up […]






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Aston Martin Vantage Stage III ‘Optima’ Manifolds & 200 Cell Cats

Last week was a big week for RS Fabrications with the testing of FEU 02, the R & D Test Vehicle. Previously, FEU 02 has been running performance tubular manifolds with a racing merged collector, which has produced some good results, but development has continued with the RS Fabrications Stage III ‘Optimo’ Equal Length Manifolds. […]






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