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Tech Day: Infotainment Systems

  • Jaguar of Tampa 320 East Fletcher Avenue Tampa, FL, 33613 United States (map)

Our first event! This Tech Day will be the first of a series covering various aspects of Gaydon-era Aston Martins. In this one, we'll be looking at infotainment systems. We're bringing in two of the most knowledgeable experts in the world to cover the factory systems, the upgrades and modifications available, and even how to install them.

Redpants, Aston Installations, and Jaguar of Tampa are sponsoring this event so it is free for attendees! James Hawkes-Reed and Lenny Knox are two of the best in the business for Aston Martin infotainment systems, and they'll be coming all the way from England to present at the Tech Day. They'll also be doing installations for those of us that want our cars upgraded.

Please email me at rich@redpants.lol or through the Contact page to let us know you're coming. We need to know who is coming in advance in order to prepare for the event. Please send the following information:

  • Full name
  • Email address
  • Phone number
  • City, State
  • Vehicle year and model
  • Current infotainment options
  • Desired infotainment upgrades/modifications
  • If you want installation done

NOTE: The information you provide will ONLY be used for this event. It will NOT be used for any other purpose. Your personal information will not be shared with anyone outside of Redpants (so, only me and Clare). Vehicle information will be given only to the experts we're bringing in so they can better prepare for the event to make sure the information they provide is relevant and meaningful to attendees.

The event will be held at Jaguar of Tampa on Saturday, April 28th. Please arrive around 9am. We'll begin at 930am and lunch will be provided.

If you'd like an installation done, please let us know in advance so we can bring enough parts and materials for everyone. Here's a list of installations available, which can be done on their own or in combination with each other.

  • Front camera
  • Rear parking camera
  • iPhone connection
  • Bluetooth music streaming
  • Rear camera displayed in rear-view mirror
  • iPhone screen mirrored in nav display screen

Prices vary based on the year and model of the vehicle. However, here are some price ranges and specific examples to help give you an idea of what to expect. The installed price includes the parts, wiring, connectors, miscellaneous parts needed for integration and functionality, and labor.

2007 V8 Vantage
Front and rear cameras
iPhone screen mirrored in nav display screen
Parts only: $940
Total price installed: $1575

2007 V8 Vantage
Front and rear cameras
Bluetooth music streaming
Parts only: $1705
Total price installed: $2025

2009 V8 Vantage
Front and rear cameras
Rear camera displayed in rear-view mirror
Parts only: $1190
Total price installed: $1415

2014 Rapide S
Front camera
Parts only: $470
Total price installed: $570

The pricing for the V8 Vantage and DB9 of a given year is typically the same or similar, so the V8 Vantage prices listed above would be close or the same as pricing for a DB9 of the same year.