Aston Martin v8 Vantage Roadster
Developed and refined with characteristic passion and skill, the Vantage range has evolved rapidly and expanded intelligently. By sharpening its focus on truly great sporting dynamics yet acknowledging that such race-proven agility, pace and driver
involvement should not intimidate, compromise comfort or inhibit everyday usability, there is a Vantage to suit your needs and desires perfectly.
Powered by a fabulous, 4.7-litre, 420 bhp V8 engine, the V8 Vantage
is the magnificent entry to the range. Available as a sleek Coupe or rakish Roadster, it comes equipped with a six-speed manual transmission as standard, or an optional six-speed ‘Sportshift’* paddle-operated transmission. The V8 Vantage combines thrilling handling with high levels of equipment and comfort. It also has the ability to hit 100 km/h (62 mph) from a standstill in just 4.9 seconds, and to power on to a possible maximum speed of 290 km/h (180 mph).
As its name and race-bred looks suggest, the new V8 Vantage S is a
more overtly sporting Vantage aimed at the keenest driver. Also available as a Coupe or a Roadster, styling changes include new wheels and aerodynamics honed in GT racing, while, inside the Vantage S, unique detailing creates a very special driving ambience. Featuring a tuned version of the Vantage’s 4.7-litre V8, developing 430 bhp
and 490 Nm (361 lb ft) of torque, the V8 Vantage S mates this added potency to an all-new seven-speed ‘Sportshift II’* paddle-operated transmission. Fitted as standard and featuring closer gear ratios and a shorter final-drive ratio, this gives the Vantage S exceptional in-gear acceleration for a searing sense of urgency. Thanks to more sporting suspension settings and a more responsive steering rack, it has the reactions to match, while a competition-derived floating disc front brake system, complete with larger discs and new six-piston calipers, ensures immense stopping power for absolute confidence.
With its sensational performance, ride and handling characteristics, the new V8 Vantage S is the benchmark sports car.
Flagship of the range is the spectacular V12 Vantage. With its unashamedly aggressive and purposeful stance, distinctive detailing and, of course, a breathtakingly powerful, 6.0-litre, 12-cylinder engine, the V12 Vantage can rightly claim to be one of the most exciting and extraordinary cars in the world. Available only as a Coupe, and with a slick-shifting, six-speed, manual gearbox and state-of-the-art carbon ceramic braking system fitted as standard, the V12 Vantage combines the low weight, agility and dynamism of a compact sports car with the big-hearted performance and mile-eating stride of a great GT. In Carbon Black Special Edition specification, you can add
supreme style and understated menace to the mix.