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Aston Martin V8 Vantage

Aston Martin V8 Vantage

Aston Martin Vantage V8 rear angle

Aston Martin V8 Vantage

Year 2005 -
Engine 4280 cc V8
Transmission 6-speed, manual
Max speed 175 mph
0-60 mph 5.0 seconds
Horsepower 380 hp @ 7,000 rpm
weight -

The Aston Martin V8 Vantage came on the scene in 2005, a year after the DB9 first hit the streets with its distinctive style. The V8 Vantage shares a lot with its bigger and older brother, but does so with style.

One of the most attractive cars on the market today, the V8 Vantage was first introduced to the public at the 2005 Geneva Motorshow. Some disliked the imitation of the DB9, but most were in agreement that the lines were fitting for a 'Baby Aston'.

Using a bonded aluminium structure which offers great strength for minimal weight, the two seat, two door coupe is powered by a 4.3 litre V8 making 380 horsepower and 302 ft lbs (409 Nm) of torque. The Vantage's engine, based on a Jaguar V8, is hand assembled in Cologne, Germany, at the same plant that builds the V12 for the DB9. It features dry-sump lubrication, allowing the engine to sit lower in the frame and therefore lower the Vantage V8's center of gravity.

One of the attractions of the V8 Vantage is the exquisite exhaust tones it produces under power. At low revs the Vantage's V8 has a muscle car rumble, but apply the throttle and this rises to a high pitched scream usually reserved for Italian V12's.

When pitched against the Porsche 997 Carrera S, build and character differences appear. The Porsche is a mass produced, finely tuned, honed to engineering perfection, everyday supercar. The V8 Vantage is a hand built, enthusiasts sports car with bucket loads of style, presence and character.

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