Aston Martin Vantage was first shown in 1992, going into production
a year later. The Vantage did not take over from the Aston Martin
Virage, however once the Vantage appeared the Virage soon became
obsolete and faded into history.
The 5.3 litre V8 engine of the Aston Martin Vantage was enhanced
with twin superchargers and power output was phenomenal at 550
bhp, later this was increased to 600 horsepower in the Vantage
V600 of 1998.