Steve’s Widebody 2012 V8 Vantage

It’s rare to find someone in the Aston Martin world that is so naturally prone to take chances as Steve. I mean that in the total sense of it: he’s an avid skydiver that’s done a few BASE jumps as well. Take one look at his car and there’s no doubt his sense of adventure extends to every facet of his life.

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The Basics

2012 Aston Martin V8 Vantage
Custom “BADASTON Blend” black cherry paint
Obsidian Black leather with red stitching
4.7L V8 with 6-speed manual transmission


VelocityAP Custom engine tune
VelocityAP Equal-length headers
VelocityAP Secondary cat delete pipes
Quicksilver SuperSport+ Rear Box
AirRex Air Struts
AccuAir CT 5 Gallon Compressor/Tank
Airlift Performance 3H
ACR Performance Widebody Kit
ACR Performance Trunk lid spoiler
Carbon Fibre GT4 Dive Planes
Carbon Fibre V12 Grill
BC Forged EH309 20x11” front wheels
BC Forged EH309 20x12.5” rear wheels
Nitto Invo 285/25R20 front tires
Nitto Invo 345/25R20 rear tires
Acer Titanium Lug Nuts
Redpants Oil Catch Can
Redpants Smoked side repeaters
Aston Installations Apple CarPlay with rear camera
Halotron Fire Extinguisher (x2)
AeroCatch Hood Pins
Custom Formulated 3 layer paint

The Build

Knowing that Steve’s a bit of a wild child, it wasn’t much of a surprise when he told me his plans for his 2012 Aston Martin V8 Vantage. He wanted a widebody, air suspension, and some bold wheels. Steve got the widebody kit directly from ACR and came to Redpants for the suspension and wheels.

But the car isn’t just for show - there’s plenty of performance to be had from it and even more in the works. He sourced parts from VelocityAP to increase power and has plans for a GMR supercharger kit to push his widebody car to its limits. Given all he’s done and continues to do, I think his license plate is well warranted.

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Check out the sections below to learn more about Steve’s widebody “BADASTON” 2012 V8 Vantage.

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