Update to the most effective version of the OEM transmission including Bamford Rose modifications for reliability.
As any Vanquish owner will know the paddle-shift transmission can be unreliable and cause breakdowns. Even working; the transmission is frequency clunky, misses gears and is a detriment to the experience of the car.
Some think the answer is to convert the car to manual but for many reasons, the driving experience of the converted Vanquish manual is very poor. The conversion leaves the gear lever incorrectly positioned, the gear gates don’t have sufficient positive engagement and the weight of the Vanquish doesn’t like being upset on high-speed curves where the automated transmission would speed match.
Our approach is to go through the entire gearshift and transmission system to evolve it and calibrate it. This evolution ensures pull away and car park manoeuvring is acceptable, gear shifts are smooth, fast and the system is dramatically more reliable.
The upgrade starts with a thorough check of the hydraulic transmission pump – a known weak-point – to ensure it is functioning properly. From there the original gear position sensor a mechanical/electric potentiometer is evolved into a magnetic sensor. This new sensor reports shifts more swiftly and reliably, in turn, making gear changing faster. Next, the actuator pack is also completely rebuilt to an uncompromising standard. Then finally, we upgrade the old design OEM clutch to a newer higher specification one that has less rotational inertia and spools up faster to enable a smoother gear change. The exact cost of this modification depends upon the condition and specification of your Vanquish – £POA please contact us for details.