The Vantage V8 is Aston Martin’s most up to date sports car model. Launched in 2018, it succeeded the original Vantage model that had been in production for 12 years, so it had a lot to live up to. But if there’s one thing Aston Martin has always been good at it, it’s bettering what came before.
Design wise, it shares much in common with its supercar counterpart, the Aston Martin DB11, including using the same 4.0 litre V8 engine from which this model partly takes its name, powering 503 bhp. This is paired with a rear-mounted 8-speed automatic gearbox, making it the only vehicle to have dual manual and automatic transmission.
Its 50/50 rear/front weight distribution ensures a perfectly balanced grip for the track, and when you see the speed stats, you understand what this beauty is capable of: 0 - 100mph in 7.7 seconds, and a superhot top speed of 195 mph.
Whether you select the Aston Martin V8 Vantage, DB9, or DBS, you are in for a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. You may drive an Aston Martin at over 15 tracks throughout the United Kingdom via Trackdays.co.uk, each of which will offer you a memorable experience.
These vehicles are not only among the most sought-after Supercars in the world of motoring, but they are also quintessentially British - go ahead, treat yourself or someone special to an unforgettable driving experience! Utilize our calendar to choose the most convenient day.
Are you between the ages of 10 and 17? For budding petrol heads and adrenaline junkies, we offer a wide variety of Junior Aston Martin driving experiences!
How to Book an Aston Martin Driving Experience
If you purchase an open gift voucher for an Aston Martin package, please check the voucher's validity period as this will tell you the time limit for activating and using it.
If you reserve an Aston Martin Experience on a certain day, please keep in mind that you are making a booking request and that the day and time you choose are still subject to availability. We usually confirm bookings within 48 hours, however you should not make any arrangements connected to your booking request until you get a final confirmation email. The immediate receipt you get after submitting a booking request is not confirmation.
Furthermore, while purchasing Aston Martin Experiences, it is essential to verify that the driver meets all age, weight, height, and driving licence requirements. Each event will have its own set of requirements, so be sure you have thoroughly checked all relevant information. If you have any questions, please contact our customer service team, who will be glad to assist you.
If an experience is exclusively available to younger drivers, we will usually mention this in the package name, but this is not always the case. If the driver does not meet the requirements on the day of the experience, they will most likely be unable to drive and will be given a passenger ride instead.
If you’re wondering where the inspiration for the Vantage V8’s design came from, it was from Aston Martin’s Vulcan track car, and custom built DB10 model that featured in the 2015 James Bond film Spectre. The Vulcan in particular was a big influence on the design of the front grille of the Vantage V8 which helps its cooling system function.
The Vantage V8 has also been adapted into several specially prepared motorsport models for the race track; the Aston Martin Vantage GTE in 2018, and then the Aston Martin Vantage DTM in 2019.
All experiences are subject to availability. The most recent information on dates when an event may be available can be checked by looking at the calendars on the website, or when you have activated and logged in with your voucher. Please note not all spaces are shown online so if you cannot see spaces for your event please call or email for dates. We will do our best to secure your preferred choice of event, venue and date, but to avoid disappointment book as early as possible, especially for peak times such as weekends and the summer months which book up very quickly. Do not purchase an experience for yourself or as a gift that has a choice of venues if you or the person it is for are only able to travel to one of the choices. Once you are booked, you are bound by the terms and conditions of the event host of which a copy can be made available upon request. In most circumstances, a cancellation cannot be made once a date has been booked.
When booking by phone or online you should not make arrangements in connection with an Event until you have received your final booking confirmation stating your date and time (this does not include the automatic purchase email you receive that confirms what you have just ordered). Your final confirmation will usually arrive within 48 hours of making the purchase. For voucher redemption see 'voucher conditions' below. Where specific elements of an Event such as vehicles or equipment are not available due to mechanical breakdown, we reserve the right to make reasonable substitutions on the day. If this is not possible we reserve the right to cancel the experience at short notice.
Voucher holders must make a prior booking and receive confirmation in order that an open voucher can be redeemed. We recommend that when you have chosen your experience you redeem your voucher at least 21 days in advance of taking your selected experience. We do not guarantee availability on all events, even if the date is showing, so if a chosen event is full or you cannot find a suitable date during the validity period of your voucher then the credit can be used towards an alternative event. Do not arrive at a venue expecting to be able to use your voucher without making a prior booking and receiving a booking confirmation. Trackdays.co.uk will not be held liable for any costs incurred in such circumstances.
Unless stated otherwise, vouchers are valid for one person only. Where necessary a top-up payment can be made to increase the value of a voucher to book a higher priced event. Note that during the out of season months the price of experience may change. If the price of the event is lower than the value of the voucher the remaining credit will be held for use until the vouchers expiry date. We recommend booking as early as possible as you must have undertaken your experience before the expiry date printed on the front of your Voucher. All vouchers will be valid for use up to the expiry date displayed, but after this date, vouchers will automatically expire and cannot be reinstated under any circumstances. Trackdays.co.uk staff are not responsible for reminding or informing customers when a voucher is due to expire. A voucher holder may book a date which is outside of the expiration date displayed on the voucher but must extend the expiry of their voucher for an administration fee. This must be processed before the original expiry date. Voucher credit cannot be used for extension fees or to pay for booking protection.