V8 Vantage - Technical

With fantastic performance figures the V8 Vantage combines power, agility and athleticism in one unique package.

V8 Vantage - Technical


  • 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
  • Fuel consumption litres/100 km (mpg)
    – Urban 19.6 (14.4)
    – Extra-urban 10.4 (27.2)
    – Combined 13.8 (20.5)
    ‘Sportshift II’ 8
    – Urban 19.2 (14.7)
    – Extra-urban 9.3 (30.4)
    – Combined 12.9 (21.9)
  • Gas mileage (North America only)
    – City 13 mpg
    – Highway 19 mpg
    – Combined 15 mpg
    ‘Sportshift II’ 8
    – City 14 mpg
    – Highway 21 mpg
    – Combined 16 mpg
  • CO2 emissions
    – 321 g/km
    ‘Sportshift II’ 8
    – 299 g/km
  • 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
  • Limited slip differential
  • Final drive ratio 3.909:1
  • 19-inch V-Spoke cast alloy silver painted wheels with diamond turned finish
  • Front Wheel: 8.5j x 19-inch
  • Front Tyre: Bridgestone Potenza RE050 245/40 ZR19
  • Rear Wheel: 10.0j x 19-inch
  • Rear  Tyre: Bridgestone Potenza RE050 285/35 ZR19
  • Tyre repair kit
  • Rack and pinion, power-assisted steering, 2.62 turns lock-to-lock
  • Column tilt and reach adjustment
  • 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
  • Front: Ventilated and grooved two-piece floating discs, 380mm diameter with six-piston monobloc calipers
  • Rear: Ventilated and grooved steel discs, 330mm 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
  • Length: 4385mm
  • Width: 1865mm (excluding door mirrors)
  • Width: 2025mm (including door mirrors)
  • Height: 1260mm
  • Wheelbase: 2600mm
  • Boot capacity: 300 litres
  • Fuel tank capacity: 80 litres
  • Kerb weight: 1630kg
  • Full-grain leather interior
  • Piano Black facia trim and Graphite centre console finish
  • 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
  • Satellite navigation (USA and Canada only)
  • Satellite radio (USA and Canada only)
  • Cruise control (USA and Canada only)
  • Bluetooth® telephone preparation (USA and Canada only)
  • Front parking sensors (USA and Canada only)
  • Rear parking sensors
  • Garage door opener (USA and Canada only)
  • Tyre pressure monitoring
  • Alarm and immobiliser
  • Remote control central door locking and boot release
  • Glass ECU
  • Aston Martin Tracking by Cobra (UK only)
  • LED map reading lights
  • 160 W Aston Martin audio system with six-CD autochanger
  • Integrated Apple iPod® connector
  • USB connector with Waveform Audio
  • Format (WAF), Windows Media
  • Player (WMA) and MPEG (MP3) audio file compatibility
  • Graphite painted wheels with diamond-turned finish
  • 19-inch 10-spoke forged alloy Graphite painted wheels with diamond-turned finish
  • 19-inch 10-spoke forged alloy Silver painted wheels with Silver diamond-turned finish
  • Alternative brake caliper finish: Black, Red, Silver, Yellow
  • Sports suspension (Coupe only)
  • Bright-finish grille
  • Black vaned grille
  • Magnum Silver bonnet and side strake meshes
  • Black bonnet and side strake meshes
  • Carbon-Fibre front splitter and rear diffuser
  • Carbon-Fibre side strakes
  • Exterior Carbon-Fibre Pack
  • Sports exhaust
  • Black textured tailpipe finisher
  • Clear rear lamps
  • Rear parking assist camera
  • Front parking sensors
  • Remove model badging
  • Remove protective tape
  • ‘Sportshift II’ 8 seven-speed automated manual transmission
  • Alternative facia trim finishes: Walnut, Mahogany, Tamo Ash, Bamboo, Carbon-Fibre
  • Iridium interior finish
  • Interior Carbon-Fibre Pack
  • Colour-keyed leather sports steering wheel
  • Lightweight seats with six-way electrical adjustment
  • Heated seats
  • Memory seats and exterior mirrors (three positions)
  • Passenger seat with ISOFIX (fixed height)
  • Indented leather seat inserts
  • 700 W Aston Martin Premium Audio System with Dolby® Pro Logic II®
  • 1000 W Bang & Olufsen BeoSound audio system with ICEpower® technology
  • Satellite navigation system
  • Cruise control
  • Bluetooth® telephone preparation
  • Auto-dimming interior rear-view mirror
  • Auto-dimming interior rear-view mirror with garage door opener
  • Alarm upgrade (volumetric and tilt sensor)
  • Glass switches
  • Luxe Pack
  • Second glass ECU
  • Aston Martin Tracking by Cobra
  • Personalised sill plaques
  • First aid kit
  • Ashtray and cigar lighter
  • Boot-mounted umbrella
  • Wind deflector (Roadster only)
  • Leather ECU pouch


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Power PS
Seconds 0 to 100 kmh


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Power PS


Seconds 0 to 100 kmh


The V8 Vantage might be classed as the baby of the range, but all things are relative. In the case of the Vantage range this ‘baby’ conceals a fabulous lightweight front-mid-mounted 4.7-Litre V8 engine.


Developing 420 bhp (426 PS) and 470 Nm (346 lb ft) of torque the V8 Vantage can accelerate from a standstill to 60 mph in just 4.7 seconds (0-100 km/h in 4.9 seconds), and achieve a possible maximum speed of 180 mph (290 km/h).


The core of V8 Vantage is the 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.


Equipped with a six-speed manual transmission as standard, the V8 Vantage can also be had with the optional seven-speed Sportshift II automated manual paddle-operated transmission. Delivering quick, clean gearshifts without the need to remove your hands from the steering wheel, Sportshift II adds another dimension of control and enjoyment, while a full automatic mode takes the sting out of city driving.


The V8 Vantage is the most responsive and exciting V8 Vantage ever made, fitted with quicker steering, bigger brakes and wider tyres. The new V8 Vantage steers with greater precision, handles with more agility and offers a completely engaging drive.