We started with the V8 Vantage, a revered car and an iconic part of the Aston Martin model range. But we knew we could produce an even more sporting, even more agile V8 Vantage. A car which took directly from our GT4 race programme. Our designers and engineers worked to produce a car not to replace V8 Vantage but to complement it, a unique package of intense driver involvement.
V8 Vantage S – a lesson in race-bred dynamism.
The exhilarating driving experience is reflected in unique styling with carbon fibre detailing. Sculptural side sills optically widen the car and produce an aggressive rear profile. The lower front splitter and rear diffuser in exposed carbon fibre add to the visual tension.
Convertibles rarely preserve the cohesion of the Coupe, V8 Vantage S Roadster is a glorious exception. Styled as an athlete wearing a skin-tight suit, the Roadster’s rakish lines and tailored roof in keeping with its pared-back, performance-biased brief. Raised or lowered in just 18 seconds at speeds of up to 30 mph, the fabric hood stows beneath an aluminium tonneau to create a clean, unbroken line from front to rear.
A lower front bumper finished in perfectly-aligned carbon fibre houses a larger air intake feeding the engine and front brakes. A rear splitter combines with the extended deck lid ‘flip’ work in harmony to provide increased down force at speed and give a dynamic rear profile. Side sills taken from the V12 Vantage optically widen the car and ‘plant’ it on the road.
Using the same advanced 4.7ltr engine found in V8 Vantage we specifically retuned the unit to develop an additional 10bhp and a further 20Nm of torque. We’ve produced the most intense driving experience for V8 Vantage ever created.
Specifically tuned to create the right blend of power and performance the 4.7ltr V8 engine that sits at the heart of V8 Vantage S is the most potent V8 unit we’ve ever made. Assembled by hand at our bespoke Cologne facility, V8 Vantage S enhances the stunning figures produced by V8 Vantage.
Peak power of 436PS. Maximum torque of 490Nm. Top speed of 190mph. A 0-60mph sprint time of just 4.8secs. V8 Vantage S is an intense and dynamic driving experience.
V8 Vantage S uses the same level of material artistry found across our GT model range but with unique interior styling features. Race track inspired stitching on the most supple leathers provide distinctive visual contrast whilst authentic metal and wood finishes ensures V8 Vantage S is always crafted from the finest materials.
Authentic materials are crafted by experts to create a cockpit of the finest quality, but not one of distraction. Unique V8 Vantage S styling features include race-track style stitching, a distinctive lightweight seat design and stitched door-card panels. With thousands of possible colour and material combinations V8 Vantage S can be uniquely personalised to exacting standards.
|Max power||321 kW (436 PS/430 bhp) at 7300 rpm|
|Fuel tank capacity||21.1 gal.|
|Engine||4.7 L V8|
|Estimated MPG||13 City / 19 Hwy|
|Fuel type||Premium unleaded|
|Maximum torque||490 Nm (361 lb ft) at 5000 rpm|
|Max speed||305 km/h (190 mph)|
|Length||4385 mm (172.6”)|
|Width||1865 mm (73.4”)|
|Height||1270 mm (50.0”)|
|Wheelbase||2600 mm (102.4”)|
|Curb weight||3,726 lbs.|
|Engine bore x stroke||3.6" x 3.6"|
|Compression ratio||11.30 to 1|