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Profile of the V8 Vantage

Following the unveiling of the Vantage concept car in 2003 at the American International Auto the production V8 Vantage was introduced at the Motor Show in 2005 for the model year. The two seat, two coupé had a bonded aluminium for strength and lightness. The 172.5#160;inch long coupé featured a -style tailgate for practicality, a large luggage shelf the seats. In addition to the coupé, a known as the V8 Vantage Roadster, is [ 1 ]

The V8 Vantage was initially powered by a (4300#160;cc) quad-cam 32-valve V8 produced 380#160;hp (280#160;kW) at rpm and 302#160;lb·ft (409#160;N·m) at 5,000 However models produced 2008 had a 4.7 litre 420#160;hp V8. [ 2 ] Though based loosely on ‘s AJ-V8 engine this engine was unique to Martin and featured race-style lubrication, which enabled it to be low in the chassis for an improved center of The cylinder block and heads, connecting rods, pistons, inlet and exhaust manifolds, system, and engine management all Aston Martin designs and the V8 was assembled by hand at the AM facility in Germany, which also the V12 engine for the DB9 and Vanquish .

The engine was mid-mounted with a rear-mounted giving a 49/51 front/rear distribution. Slotted Brembo were also standard. The V8 Vantage could accelerate to (97#160;km/h) in 4.7 seconds topping out at (282#160;km/h). [ 3 ] Vantages with the 400 HP version of the 4.3#160;L V8 engine with the N400 package or individually as a Power Upgrade as well as later models the 4.7#160;L V8 and 6.0 L V12 were even

In 2008 Aston introduced an dealer approved upgrade for power and handling of the 4.3L that maintained the warranty Aston. The power upgrade was The V8 Power Upgrade, creating a potent version of the Aston 4.3 litre engine with an in Peak power of 20#160;bhp to while peak torque is by 10Nm to 420Nm. This of the fitting of the following revised manifold assembly (painted Black), valved air box, and left hand side hose assemblies, engine bay box link lead (ECU to box), throttle body to gasket, intake manifold fuel injector to manifold and a manifold badge.

The V8 Vantage for £79,000, US$110,000, or €104,000 in [ 2 ] Aston Martin planned to up to 3,000 per year. Included was a manual transmission and leather-upholstery for the dash, steering-wheel, and shift-knob. A sequential manual transmission, to those produced by Ferrari and called Sportshift was introduced as an option.

In their 2006 readership readers of Car Design News the Aston Martin V8 Vantage as the current production car design. The results were based on 1000 responses, most working automotive designers and of industrial and automotive design. The was also voted one of Automobile 2007 All Stars for its performance, manners, and design.

The V8 Vantage is one of the only two cars to be added to The DB9 – a fridge reserved for the super-cool – on the BBC Top Gear (on which it is described as the Aston to differentiate it from the V12 DB9). The program rates from seriously un-cool to The fridge was an extra category when the presenters deemed the Martin DB9 too cool for the sub-zero

In the 2005 awards, Jeremy declared the V8 Vantage as Best Car of the Year and The Coolest Car of the Year, the award winner was actually the 911. While the V8 Vantage a rare and special car by any standard, the of the model is highlighted by the completion of number 10,000 – a specially Onyx Coupe delivered to a in USA – in the first half of 2008. the production of 10,000 cars is a number by the standards of typical car it is a significant milestone for an Aston model – the DB9 being the only Aston Martin model to achieved that figure.

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V8 Vantage

In May Aston Martin announced new updates for the Vantage, which changes to the engine, transmission, and appearance. New cylinder liners are now pressed into the aluminium instead of the original cast-in allow a thinner liner, in turn allows a larger of 4.7#160;L.

The cylinder bore and has been increased from (3.5#160;in) to 91#160;mm (3.6#160;in) and (3.4#160;in) to 91#160;mm (3.6#160;in) giving a total displacement of The dry sump lubrication system was modified.

The Sportshift semi-automatic benefited from a software while a lightened flywheel was for both the manual and the Sportshift. Martin also stiffened the and now uses Bilstein dampers. An Sports Pack is being with stiffer springs, handling, and all-new 5-spoke wheels. Sportshift-equipped models receive a new dual throttle-mapping which allows the driver to from the default Sport or Comfort mode, which more comfortable shifts and input for drivability. [ 4 ]

New wheels are also part of the including a 20-spoke alloy and a new 5-spoke aluminium wheel for the Pack. The interior has been slightly, using an updated similar to the Aston Martin DBS and the new DB9 .

The provides the Vantage with (310#160;kW) (an 11% increase) and delivers torque of 470#160;N·m (350#160;lb·ft) (a 15% providing the car with additional of mid-range performance and an even top speed. Combined European economy and CO2 emissions are also by 13% (Sportshift ). [ 5 ]

Variants [ edit ]

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V8 Vantage Roadster

At the Greater Los Angeles Auto Aston Martin officially the V8 Vantage Roadster. The car gained 200 over the coupé, but Aston claimed the car would have the performance as the coupé. To compensate for the of the roof a new, super-stiff was added to the frame.

The soft top be raised or lowered electronically in 18 and could be operated in speeds up to (50#160;km/h). It had the same 4.3#160;litre V8 the hard top version producing (283#160;kW; 385#160;PS) at 7000 302#160;lb·ft (409#160;N·m) at 5000 rpm a top of 178#160;mph (286#160;km/h). It would from 0–60#160;mph (0–97#160;km/h) in 4.8 [ 6 ] The 2009 Vantage Roadster swan wing doors, a and alcantara interior and a zinc center console. It also has a key fob. [ citation needed ]

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Prodrive V8 Vantage [ edit ]

In Prodrive released a tuning for the V8 Vantage, which consists of separate packages that can be in stages. These four are for the engine, suspension, wheels, or

Prodrive V8 Vantage, featuring a rear lip spoiler.

The engine includes an engine control remapping and minor engine that boost power on the engine by 45#160;hp (34#160;kW), and by 25#160;lb·ft (34#160;N·m). Throttle is also remapped. Also is an exhaust modification which the driver to leave the by-pass in three separate settings.

The package replaces portions of the suspension with Bilstein and parts, which are claimed to the vehicle more planted and through the corners.

The tyre and package replaces the stock with lighter twin-7 alloys from Prodrive The rims are similar to those on the and each wheel weighs (6#160;lb) less than the versions. Pirelli P-Zero are used, and the rear wheels are to 10 inches (254#160;mm).

The aerodynamic package adds a fibre front splitter and wing, which together lift by up to 45%.

Packages can be direct from Prodrive or an Aston Martin dealer, all packages are installed by Prodrive. to 60#160;mph (97#160;km/h) times are to drop by 0.5#160;seconds to about for the 4.3#160;L Vantage, and 0-100#160;mph times are improved by 0.9#160;seconds.

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To commemorate the company’s successes at the Nürburgring. Aston released the limited edition at the 2007 Frankfurt Motor The N400’s 4.3L V8 was tuned to 400#160;bhp (298#160;kW; 406#160;PS) the name, and the car also featured a pack which included graphite-finished wheels, uprated and dampers and a new rear anti-roll

The N400 was available in three paint colours; Bergwerk Lightning Silver and Karussell Each N400 came perforated leather trim, a map of the Nürburgring stitched on the center and a numbered plaque.

Aston tested the car at the Nurburgring Nordschleife where it was able to complete a lap in eight minutes. [ 8 ] The N400 was available on either the coupé or with 240 versions of each built. [ 9 ]

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