10 years of plaudits. 10 years of constant engineering advancement. The Aston Martin V8 Vantage sits alone as a high-performance sports car of truly iconic status. A car of total emotion, yet complete control. Combining an instantly recognisable compact sporting design with exceptional technology, the 2013 V8 Vantage embodies all that is great about Aston Martin.
The 2014 V8 Vantage introduces the most comprehensive range of developments for the V8 Vantage. Enhanced dynamic feel. Improved Styling. A new seven-speed Sportshift II transmission. With an additional gear, closer ratios, lower final drive and a quicker, refined shift quality, this new gearbox designed and manufactured specifically for Aston Martin provides faster and more precise shifts. This is the best V8 Vantage we've ever created.
Styled to seduce, the simple yet potent Vantage design is instantly recognisable. Available as both a sleek Coupe or rakish Roadster, V8 Vantage is free from gimmicks. A clean, sculptural form and perfectly executed details combine to create a car with presence, compelling visual tension and timeless beauty.
A Sporting Heart
Powered by the lightweight, compact 4.7ltr engine, V8 Vantage delivers a broad spread of effortless, exploitable performance. Mounted low and as far back in the chassis as possible Vantages centre of gravity is close to the road for supreme balance and handling. Producing 426PS of peak power and 470Nm of torque, V8 Vantage sprints from 0-62mph in just 4.9secs.
An Interior of Character
A sporting exterior, honed by 100 years of Aston Martin design expertise is matched by an interior of cosseting comfort. The finest materials are used to create a driver and passenger environment of exquisite finesse, all created by expert craftsman. With hundreds of unique colour and finish combinations available and a range of personalised options, V8 Vantage isn't just an iconic sports car, its your iconic sports car.
A Classic Silhouette
Sporting, yet elegant. Powerful, yet pure. The classic exterior lines of V8 Vantage are world famous. Distilling the essence of Aston Martin design into a compact, sporting body was a challenge our designers didnt take lightly. Now ten years since its global debut, the 2013 V8 Vantage has been refined; the same lithe exterior shape but with exquisite new features and styling.
From Concept to Reality
Vantage was born from an ambition. An ambition to create an Aston Martin which retained the renowned GT capability of DB9 and Vanquish but with a lighter, more compact body shape. Taking 100 years of Aston Martin design expertise and technical knowledge we produced a car which looked back to a legendary Aston Martin model name, but looked forward to a new era of pure sporting ability.
What started as the V8 Vantage has now developed into the stunning Vantage range. A range that displays a breadth of sporting capability and power. But one things remains the same, the perfect balance of the Vantage exterior form.
Adhering to the golden-ratio that lies at the heart of all Aston Martins, V8 Vantage was specifically designed to display a pure and uncomplicated exterior stance but one that was primed with athletic ability. Breathtaking in motion, pure from any angle V8 Vantage proves that the most complex thing to create is simplicity.
Aston Martin Power
Maximum power 313 kW (426 PS /420 bhp) at 7300 rpm
Maximum torque 470 Nm (346 lb ft) at 5000 rpm
Acceleration 0-60 mph in 4.7 seconds; 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in 4.9 seconds
Maximum speed 290 km/h (180 mph)
Fuel Economy ASMl, Urban FE 14.7mpg (19.22 l/km), Extra Urban FE 30.4mpg (9.29 l/km), Combined 21.9mpg (12.90 l/km), Combined CO2 - 299 g/km
Fuel Economy Manual, Urban FE 14.4mpg (19.62 l/km), Extra Urban FE 27.2mpg (10.39 l/km), Combined 20.5mpg (13.78 l/km), Combined CO2 - 321 g/km
Two-seat, two-door coupe or roadster body style
Extruded bonded aluminium VH body structure
Aluminium, magnesium alloy, composite and steel body
Extruded aluminium door side-impact beams
Halogen projector headlamps (main beam)
High Intensity Discharge headlamps (dipped beam)
LED rear lamps
All-alloy, quad overhead camshaft, 32-valve, 4735 cc V8
Front mid-mounted engine, rear-wheel drive
Fully catalysed stainless steel exhaust system with active bypass valves
Compression ratio 11.3:1
Rear mid-mounted, six-speed manual transmission
Rear mid-mounted, Sportshift II Seven-Speed Automated Manual Transmission
Alloy torque tube with carbon fibre propeller shaft