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  Aston Martin V8 Vantage
2005 - date
Aston Martin V8 Vantage
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Specification
Metric   Imperial
 
General
Class Supercar
Body 2 Door 2 Seat
Coupe
Layout Front Engine
Rear Drive
Transmission 6 Speed Manual
Number Built  
Engine
Type Conventional
Details V8
Capacity
262 in3 
Max Power
420 bhp @7000rpm 
Max Torque
302 lb/ft @5000rpm 
Power to Weight
272 bhp/ton 
Torque to Weight
195 lbft/ton 
Specific Output 98 bhp/litre 
Compression 11.3:1 
Bore x Stroke
3.50 X 3.78 in 
Fuel Cons
16 mpg 
Emissions 328 g/Km Co2 
Performance
Top Speed
175 mph 
0 - 30 mph
1.9 sec 
0 - 60 mph
4.8 sec 
0 - 100 mph
11.4 sec 
0 - 124 mph
17.8 sec 
0 - 186 mph
 
30 - 70 mph
4.1 sec 
Standing qtr Mile
13.4sec @107mph 
60 - 0 mph
119 ft 
0 - 100 - 0 mph
 
Ring Lap Time 8 min 3 sec 
Lateral Accn 0.98 g 
Drag Cd 0.34 
Dimensions
Length
174.6 in 
Width
79.6 in 
Height
49.4 in 
Weight
3461 lbs 
Wheels (F/R) 8.5 X 18
9.5 X 18 
Tyres (F/R) 235/45 ZR18
275/35 ZR18 
Fuel Capacity
16.9 gal 
Pricing (2016)
New Price £85000
Used Price £30000 - £90000
 
Profile

The new V8 Vantage may be Aston Martin's entry level offering but it is proving to be the company's most desirable supercar. A compliant chassis, stiffened suspension and (relatively) lightweight composite panels make the V8 the best drivers car in the range (proof of which is a highly impressive 7:51 lap of the Nurburgring).

Great performance and great looks should make for the perfect supercar combination. However, observers feel that the V8 could be better than it is and has been held back so to not tread on the toes of big brother the DB9. So a great effort but not quite up to the class leader, and arch rival, the Porsche 997.


Ratings
 
Overall Rating Money No Object Bargain Rating BHP/ (x1000)
73% 73% 5% 6
Ranks 263 of 771 Ranks 286 of 771 Ranks 241 of 771 Ranks 285 of 771

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Variants
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V8 Vantage

(420 bhp)


V8 Vantage N430

(430 bhp)


Vantage GT8

(440 bhp)
 

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