The New Aston Martin V8 Vantage S press release

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Aston Martin V8 Vantage

January 25, 2011. • The driver-focussed V8 featuring enhanced dynamics

• in power and torque to 430 bhp and 490 Nm

• New ground-up seven speed Sportshift™ II

• Dramatic V12 Vantage-inspired looks as coupe and Roadster

• Compelling of agility, balance, engagement and practicality

Gaydon, 25 January The Aston Martin Vantage comes of age with the new V8 Vantage S by a host of new driver-focussed features all to push the honed dynamics of the Vantage to a new benchmark level.

Aston Martin’s own 4.7 litre V8 has been engineered to deliver power of 430 bhp (436 PS / 321 kW) at 7300 rpm and of 490 Nm (361 lb.ft) at 5000 rpm and is with a new ground-up developed II transmission specifically designed for the S with seven short gears to deliver the most and intense driver involvement.

Vantage S epitomises every of the V8 Vantage and pushes the driver beyond what we have before,” says Dr. Ulrich CEO of Aston Martin, “It combines exhilaration with all the charming beauty and practicality already with the Vantage range.”

Dynamic revisions are central to the S, with a quickened steering ratio of 15:1 compared to on the standard car and a larger diameter brake disc with new front brake calipers. New and dampers, and wider rear also contribute to chassis

A new dynamic stability control system specifically tuned to the S along with a new brake providing features such as Brake Assist (HBA) provides assistance in emergency situations, and Hill Start (HSA). Bespoke tyres been developed with to optimise road holding dynamic feel.

Aston Martin V8 Vantage

At the core of the Vantage S is the new seven Sportshift™ II automated manual offered as standard and delivers rapid gear changes, per cent quicker than The extra gear permits well-spaced ratios taking of the optimum torque, which with a shorter final ratio of 4.182:1 delivers acceleration and an enhanced sporting

The inherent benefits of a single system reduces complexity and weight over a dual solution. Sportshift™ II allows the to take an increased level of modulating the throttle pedal to the desired type of gear In addition, the Vantage S features a button which quickens the changes and gives the driver a aggressive throttle response also opening the exhaust valves across most of the speed range perfectly the ‘S’ variant.

As with every Aston the Vantage S benefits from its own sound with a new exhaust and bypass valve map, a very distinctive and highly exhaust note.

The Vantage S is recognisable as a true Aston characterised by its purposeful stance its agility and performance capability. the front, a new lower front finished in perfectly-aligned carbon houses a larger air intake the engine and front brakes. The combined with the extended lid ‘flip’ work in harmony to increased down force at

New 19 inch ‘V’ spoke wheel are available as standard, while an 10-spoke lightweight forged option, reduces unsprung further. A new rear bumper and sills optically widen the

Bridging the gap between road car and car, the Vantage S is heavily by the 2011 Vantage GT4 race The GT4 takes advantage of the Vantage’s rigid bonded aluminium providing the ideal platform for a car. Minor racing modifications including an FIA approved cage and racing ‘bag’ tank along with saving measures are made to the road car to convert it into a winning race car.

In 2010, it won its class at the Dubai 24 following this up with endurance race wins at the 24 Hours, Silverstone 24 Hours and Spa 24 It also won its first major championship victory in the European GT4

The Vantage S is available to order now Aston Martin’s global network.

source. Aston Press

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