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Well, I drove the Supercharged AMV8

I was in LA last week for a medical conference and took the opportunity to contact Ali Afshar at esxmotorsports.com. He was a real gentleman and spent the day showing me his cars, shop and fabrication plant. Thank you Ali Afshar!
Now to the car:
What a huge difference! The kit transforms the car into a real beast. The car was a 2008 roadster with sportshift. I must say I was not impressed with the sportshift driven in auto mode. There were huge "pregnant pauses" between shifts. Compared to the 2006 E-gear Gallardo I drove, the Aston Martin's transmission was inferior. The new power and torque released by the supercharger improved performance of the car dramatically. Seat of the pants acceleration felt similar to my unmodified 996 GT2. It also felt similar to the 2006 E-gear Gallardo. Around town it purred like a kitten or perhaps a young tiger. I saw no CEL or low-speed drivability problems. The kit has over a hundred pieces, many custom-made. I am certainly a novice in such things but the fit and finish looked fantastic and befitting an Aston Martin. I have nothing but praise for the kit. We did take a crappy night video which I have uploaded to [media]http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=Xaa4XLC9tQ8[/media]
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