Although the Vantage name has been a key one for Aston Martin throughout its history, particularly for its Grand Tourer, high performance models of the 1970s and 1980s, the V8 Vantage takes on that heritage and brings it forward into the 21st century.
First produced in 2005, and unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show that same year, the V8 Vantage went on to be in production for twelve years thereafter. It is one of, if not the most streamlined and supple models in Aston Martin’s fleet, a serious contender to rival the Porsche 911 for performance, style and power.
At 4.38m long, it is powered on a 4.3 litre V8 engine, producing 420 bhp, mid-mounted with a rear-mounted transaxle, offering a 49/51 rear/front weight distribution. Speed wise, it cruises from 0 - 60 mph in 4.8 seconds, and from 0 - 100 mph in an even more jaw dropping 11.4 seconds, with top speeds possible of 175 mph.