A new V8 Vantage S Roadster has recently joined Aston Martin Vantage range. It features a variety of new driver-focused features that are intended to boost the dynamics of the standard Vantage to a new benchmark level.
Adjustments were made on Aston Martin's own 4.7 litre V8 engine to generate a peak power of 430 bhp (436 PS / 321 kW) at 7300 rpm and torque of 490 Nm (361 lb.ft) at 5000 rpm. It is partnered with a new ground-up developed Sportshift II transmission created specifically for the Vantage S with seven short ratio gears to offer the most engaging driver involvement.
Dr. Ulrich Bez, CEO of Aston Martin, said that the Vantage S exemplifies every attribute of the V8 Vantage and it “pushes the driver experience beyond” what has been previously offered.
Bez added that this model merges “dynamic exhilaration” with the other attributes possessed by the Vantage range, including “charming finesse, beauty and practicality.” The Vantage S Roadster relies heavily on dynamic revisions. It has a quickened steering rack ratio of 15:1 compared to 17:1 on the standard car and a larger diameter front brake disc with new six-piston front brake calipers.
Its new springs and dampers, and wider rear wheels also contribute to chassis revisions. The Vantage S Roadster has a new dynamic stability control (DSC) system that’s specifically tuned to it. It also has a new brake module that offers features, including Hydraulic Brake Assist (HBA) which gives assistance in emergency braking situations, and Hill Start Assist (HSA).
The company developed the bespoke tires with Bridgestone to optimize road holding enhancing dynamic feel. But what can be regarded as the Vantage S Roadster’s core is the new seven speed Sportshift II automated manual transmission, offered as standard and delivers exceptionally rapid gear changes, 20% quicker than Sportshift.