The 2013 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.