Total Control

Pure Sporting Capability

A pure-bred sports car combines agility, athleticism and potency. Powered by a lightweight 4.7ltr V8 engine, V8 Vantage adheres to an outright philosophy – effortless and exploitable performance. Fantastic performance figures; 426PS of peak power, maximum torque of 470Nm and a sprint time of 4.9secs to 62mph. V8 Vantage combines power and ability in one unique package. Hand-assembled at Aston Martin’s purpose-built engine facility the V8 engine is tuned to deliver the broadest possible spread of performance.

Advanced Engine Technology

Creating a great engine isn’t just about statistics it’s about usability. Special attention was paid to the way the engine breathes, performing to maximum at low and high revs. Air flow is guided into the combustion chambers through sculpted inlets, and evacuated through free-flowing exhaust systems. Bypass valves subdue the exhaust note at low speeds, but at higher speeds these valves open to reduce pressure, increase the power output of the engine and produce a truly magnificent soundtrack.

The core of V8 Vantage is our VH (Vertical Horizontal) architecture. Providing a lightweight, high-strong and stiff structure to which the engine, transmission and double wishbone suspension are attached, the VH platform is designed to concentrate as much mass as possible within the wheelbase for perfect weight distribution, a low polar moment of inertia and a low centre of gravity.

Light, Strong
& Rigid

New Improved

The 2013 V8 Vantage now offers two transmission options. A six-speed manual remains for those preferring the traditional control of a stick-shift sports car. Alongside this is a new seven-speed Sportshift™ II, replacing the previous six-speed version. 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 shifts, optimises acceleration and delivers a razor sharp sporting control.

Industry Leading Dynamics

Power from the V8 engine. Agility from a choice of two transmission options. Stiffness from an advanced core. V8 Vantage adds a fourth layer; exceptional dynamics. ABS and Traction Control (TC) help maintain maximum grip at all times and in all weathers, while Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) provides a further layer of protection against wheel slip or loss of traction. We didn’t stop there; the 2013 V8 Vantage features grooved and vented 380mm cast iron discs offering fantastic braking ability.

Prodigious Driver

Quicker steering, bigger brakes and wider tyres have all been fitted to make the 2013 V8 Vantage’s the most responsive and exciting V8 Vantage we've ever made. A new steering column, re-valved power-steering pump and a quicker ratio of 15:1 compared to 17:1 ensure the new V8 Vantage steers with greater precision, handles with more agility and offers a completely engaging drive.