Aston Martin Vantage S Edition

January 27, 2011 at 7:46 pm

Aston Martin V8 Vantage S has the same philosophy as the Porsche 911 Black we’ve just been looking at. It’s for those who are bored with the regular version of Vantage and want something tougher, more exciting.

This car is inspired by the Vantage GT4 race car and inherits some of its styling cues. But in terms of the powertrain, it only has 10 more horsepower than the current Vantage. But it gets an all-new seven-speed Sportshift II transmission specifically designed for the Vantage S. The chassis and suspension are also tweaked.

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Specification

Body:

  • Two-seat, two-door coupe or soft-cover convertible top 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
  • Clear rear lamps
  • Carbon fibre front splitter and rear diffuser

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
  • Maximum Power 321 kW (430 bhp / 436 PS) at 7300 rpm
  • Maximum Torque 490 Nm (361 lb.ft) at 5000 rpm
  • Acceleration 0-60 mph tbc; 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) tbc
  • Maximum Speed 189 mph (305 km/h)

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