Tuning specialist Hamann Motorsport is known for its exploits with German and Italian exotics, but now the performance workshop has turned its attention to one of the most staunchly British cars in production - the Aston Martin V8 Vantage.

On offer is an engine tuning service that reprograms the ECU, giving a 23hp (17kW) improvement to the pre-2008 4.3L V8 Vantage and a 30hp (22kW) improvement to the updated 4.7L V8 Vantage. The Hamann V8 Vantage also comes with a stainless steel sports exhaust system that ups power from 420hp (313kW) to 440hp (338kW) in the 4.7L V8 version to make sure the car gives an even greater kick than before.

Joining the list of engine mods is a host of aerodynamic and handling upgrades for both the V8 Vantage Roadster and Coupe. These include a two-piece front spoiler with integrated side moldings in carbon-fiber. Hamann also adds a roof scoop, side skirts and a custom rear wing. All the bodykit parts are available in either fiberglass or carbon-fiber.

To top it all off, Hamann is also offering 21in alloy wheels. These sit underneath four new progressive suspension springs that lower the V8 vantage by 30mm at the front and 20mm at the rear. Inside, there are new aluminum pedals and custom leather trim is available at request.