Aston Martin - Models

V8 Vantage

Aston Martin unveiled the production version of its eagerly awaited V8 Vantage at the 2005 Geneva International Motor Show on Tuesday 1st March.

First shown as a concept car at the 2003 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, the AMV8 Vantage immediately caused a worldwide sensation as it allows Aston Martin to enter a new sector of the premium sports car market with a genuine alternative to other cars that are currently on offer.

Deliveries of the V8 Vantage to customers in the UK and Europe began late summer and in North America and the rest of the world by the end of 2005.

The car is built at Aston Martin’s Headquarters at Gaydon, Warwickshire, UK, and completes the current Aston Martin line-up.

Body:
• Two-seat, two-door coupe 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

Performance:
• 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)

Engine:
• 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

Transmission:
• Rear mid-mounted, six-speed manual transmission
• Rear mid-mounted, ‘Sportshift II’(5) seven-speed automated manual transmission available as an option
• Alloy torque tube with carbon fibre propeller shaft
• Limited slip differential
• Final drive ratio 3.909:1

Wheels & Tyres:
• 19” V-spoke cast alloy silver painted wheels with diamond turned finish
• Front wheel: 8.5J x 19”
• Rear wheel: 10.0J x 19”
• Front tyre: Bridgestone Potenza RE050 245/40 ZR19
• Rear tyre: Bridgestone Potenza RE050 285/35 ZR19
• Tyre repair kit

Steering:
• Rack and pinion, power-assisted steering, 2.62 turns lock-to-lock
• Column tilt and reach adjustment

Brakes:
• Front: Ventilated and grooved two-piece floating discs, 380 mm diameter with six-piston monobloc calipers
• Rear: Ventilated and grooved steel discs, 330 mm diameter with four-piston monobloc calipers
• Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) with ‘Track’ mode
• Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
• Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD)
• Emergency Brake Assist (EBA)
• Hydraulic Brake Assist (HBA)
• Positive Torque Control (PTC)
• Hill Start Assist (HSA)
• Traction Control (TC)

Suspension:
• Front: Independent double wishbones incorporating anti-dive geometry, coil springs, anti-roll bar and monotube dampers
• Rear: Independent double wishbones with anti-squat and anti-lift geometry, coil springs, anti-roll bar and monotube dampers

Interior:
• Full-grain leather interior
• Piano Black facia trim and Graphite centre console finish and surround
• Leather sports steering wheel
• Electrically adjustable Sports seats with side airbags
• Dual-stage driver / passenger front airbags
• Powerfold exterior heated mirrors
• Heated rear screen
• Automatic temperature control
• Organic Electroluminescent (OEL) displays
• Trip computer
• Rear parking sensors
• Tyre pressure monitoring system (1)
• Alarm and immobiliser
• Remote-control central door locking and boot release
• Glass ECU
• Tracking device (UK only) (2)
• LED map-reading lights
• Lamy pen and pen holder

In Car entertainment:
• 160 W Aston Martin audio system with six-CD autochanger
• Integrated Apple iPod® connector (4)
• USB connectors with Waveform Audio Format (WAF), Windows Media Player (WMA) and MPEG (MP3) audio file compatibility
• 3.5 mm auxiliary input socket

Dimensions:
• Length: 4385 mm (172.6")
• Width excluding mirrors: 1865 mm (73.4") 
• Width including mirrors: 2025 mm (79.7")
• Height: 1260 mm (49.6")
• Wheelbase: 2600 mm (102.4")
• Turning circle (kerb to kerb): 11.38 m (37.3 ft)
• Boot capacity: 300 litres (10.6 cu ft)
• Fuel tank capacity: 80 litres (17.6 UK gal, 21.1 US gal)
• Kerb Weight: 1630 kg (3595 lb)

1. Not available in all markets 
2. Complies with UK Thatcham Category 5 requirements. Excludes subscription. Standard in UK
3. Data not applicable to North American market
4. iPod is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the USA and other countries
5. Sportshift trademark is used under licence from Prodrive (Holdings) Ltd


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