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Hello All V8 Vantage owners. I recently decided that I wanted Apple CarPlay in my 2008 V8 Vantage and have finally installed it and it is working great. Since I spent so much time working out how to integrate Apple CarPlay into a 2008 car without an AUX port, I thought I would share how I did it for those that might want to tackle the project as well. This can be done at home with minimal tools and skill. Please see the attached photos and links to the products that I used. Hope this inspires others to upgrade and note that this is an "at your own risk system upgrade as you will need to tap into the MOST fiber optic network for the sound to work. If you are nervous about doing it yourself, please consult a professional installer. The two products I used are from:
NavTool and NavTv. Here are the links:

https://www.navtool.com/aston-martin-vantage-2006-2011-apple-carplay.aspx

https://navtv.com/products/NTV-KIT001/most-aux-for-porsche.html

Good luck - Dave
 

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Yep, I also went a cheaper route. I got myself an adapter called Carlinkit 3.0. and it works beautifully. Pretty much plug-and-play. The first time it does require a few Bluetooth pairing steps and then a firmware update. After that initial setup, it now automatically connects without me doing a thing. It uses Bluetooth to connect to the phone and set up a wifi connection and then uses this wifi to communicate with the phone to operate CarPlay. I leave the iPhone in my pocket, and CarPlay is available for use pretty much as soon as the infotainment system boots up (sometimes taking a few extra seconds to connect to the phone). In fact, it's been more reliable than the wired connection which sometimes required me to unplug and replug the phone to get it to work after returning to the car. It is super convenient! Whether this convenience is worth $99 to you is a personal decision.
 
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