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2019 Aston Martin V8 Vantage teased; resembles James Bond’s car from Spectre

The British Secret Service agent’s next possible car has been spied recently while undergoing tests in the UK roads. Too bad, carmakers nowadays can no longer keep things highly confidential. Or, is it another “staged” performance? Whatever. Blame it on the “stealth” photographers, leaked images of the new Aston Martin V8 Vantage show nearly everything we want to see--- at pre-production stage at least.

While covered in such an obscure body wrap, the vehicle’s shape already gives out hints on how the new Vantage will take the form of James Bond’s DB10 concept, or collectively known as the “Bond Car” from Spectre. If there’s any truth to this, the new Aston will be packed with Mercedes AMG’s 4.0-liter twin turbo V8, which is similar to those on Mercedes AMG GT S.

Should Aston Martin boost the V8 engine’s performance even further, it should be capable of delivering up to 503hp and 512-lb ft of torque--- enough to let 007 wannabes do a stunt from zero to 60 miles per hour under 4 seconds. In contrast, the outgoing Vantage sports car features a 4.7-liter V8 engine with a peak power of 426PS and 470 Nm maximum torque. This one can go for 62 miles per hour at 4.9 seconds, which isn’t bad either.

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Aston Martin Vantage Roadster widebody kit by ACR Performance

Aston Martin has always been able to seamlessly mix elegance and performance, akin to how speed and luxury in its cars go so well together. In recent years however, the British manufacturer of luxury sports cars and grand tourers has ostensibly developed a different taste particularly after it came up with the Vantage V8.

Speaking of which, Aston Martin’s racing division has just showcased a wide-bodied Vantage Roadster on a new video. Together with another wide-bodied Aston Martin, the red coupe wears the latest wide body kit by ACR Performance. For those who can still recall, the duo was first seen at this year’s Tokyo Auto Salon in January.

The roadster on the video is featuring a GT3-specced diffuser and Vossen’s Forged VWS-2 set of wheels while the Aston Martin Vantage next to it has Vossen’s VPS-315T. ACR, or Alpha Classics Racing, is the British marque’s performance specialist that has built its own racing programme in Japan. Needless to say, the Japanese have always had exceptional taste when it comes to tuning as we can clearly see on the video.

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New Aston Martin V8 and V12 Vantage S Red Bull Racing Editions are F1-inspired

It seems that AM-RB 001 hypercar is not the only vehicle project that Aston Martin and Red Bull Racing has gone into. This time, don’t expect something as outlandish as the AM-RB 001 hypercar, but of course, the new project should still leave us mesmerized.

In order to celebrate the so-called “Innovation Partnership” between Aston Martin and Red Bull Racing, the two companies are creating special versions of the V8 Vantage S and the V12 Vantage S. These special versions – called the V8 Vantage S Red Bull Racing Edition and the V12 Vantage S Red Bull Racing Edition – are all filled with Formula One flavors as per Red Bull Racing manners.

Taking charge of transforming the V8 and V12 Vantage S into Red Bull Racing Editions is the carmaker’s in-house personalization service -- Q by Aston Martin. Aston Martin’s bespoke division took inspiration from the unique livery of the Red Bull Racing team to create Vantage S special versions that would greatly appeal to “the most devoted Formula 1 enthusiast.”

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2015 Aston Martin V8 Vantage GT premieres at 2014 New York Auto Show

Aston Martin has unveiled its all-new V8 Vantage GT at the New York Auto Show. It is powered by a front mid-mounted, 4.7-liter quad overhead cam V8 engine providing 430bhp of output at 7,300rpm, allowing the vehicle to accelerate from zero to 60mph in just 4.6 seconds and reach a top speed of 190mph.

The heighten power and torque are thanks to a system in which the air intake system valve opens at engine speeds above 3,500rpm to enable greater air flow into the engine, thereby increasing power and optimizing performance feel. The increase power and torque were also thanks to the aggressive spark method that employs sophisticated electronics to ignite the fuel in at precisely the right time to enable the engine to run at its most powerful.

The method also recognizes higher octane fuel and extracts the optimum performance from the increased rating. The all-alloy dry-sump engine is mated to a sporty six-speed manual gearbox as standard or to a close-ratio seven-speed Sportshift II automated manual transmission as an option. It is complemented by a sports exhaust, GT-race proven aerodynamics, and a competition-derived braking system.

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Besides the DB9 Carbon Black and Carbon White, Aston Martin will also bring the new V8 Vantage N430 at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. Available in Coupe or Roadster form, the Aston Martin V8 Vantage N430 is powered by a 4.7-liter V8 engine that delivers 436 hp (321 kW), which can push it from 0 to 60 mph (96 km/h) in 4.6 seconds and to a top speed of 306 km/h or 190 mph.

Power is delivered to the rear wheels through a six-speed manual gearbox, or to the optional close-ratio seven-speed Sportshift II automated manual transmission with short final-drive ratio. Regarding the design, the V8 Vantage N430 features graphite painted forged alloy wheels, a black front grille, headlamp bezels, exterior meshes, side window surrounds and textured tailpipe finishers as well as clear rear lamps with black surrounds.

The eye-catching liveries with optional club sports graphics packs were inspired by the CC100 Speedster concept and nodding to Aston Martin’s most famous motorsport triumph, the DBR1. Inside, the V8 N430 comes with machined carbon sill plaques, N430 seat logos, black magnesium paddle-shifts or carbon fibre gearshift surround.

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Aston Martin’s enthusiasts have something to celebrate in 2012 as the car maker disclosed a series of updates for its popular V8 Vantage and Vantage S models. Each model comes with a slate of tweaks designed to improve the cars’ performance and looks. As for the 2012 V8 Vantage, Aston Martin focused on improving the car’s transmissions, steering and brakes.

Power still comes from the same 4.7-liter V-8 that produces 420 horsepower and 346 pound-feet of torque. A buyer could opt to transmit power to the V8 Vantage’s wheels through the same basic six-speed manual gearbox. A buyer could also opt for a V8 Vantage that offers clutchless setup, which uses a new gearbox technology called Sportshift II. This new paddle-shifted automated manual gearbox features seven gears and closer ratios that allow better shift action and refinement.

As for the brakes, Aston installed a 380-millimeter vented cast iron discs with six-piston calipers that allow better braking action. Aston Martin also fitted new tires that are 10mm wider than before. The 2012 V8 Vantage boasts of new styling cues like a new front splitter and air intake as well as a new rear diffuser. The 2012 Vantage S, meanwhile, offers better performance with a retuned engine that now provides 430 horsepower and 361 pound-feet of torque. The 2012 Vantage S also features the Sportshift II automated manual gearbox and a huskier sports exhaust system. 

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The Aston Martin Vantage range is enhanced further with the significant improvements for the V8 Vantage to boost its dynamic feel and style of the marque’s entry-level sports car. Its pricing has also been made more competitive. The top-end of the Vantage range has been revised with the naming of the new and ultra-exclusive V12 Zagato as the flagship vehicle when it starts production later this year.

This is this lineup’s most wide-ranging enhancement plan since 2008. The revised 4.7-litre 420bhp (426PS/313kW) entry-level V8 Vantage gets improvements that were first seen in the Vantage S. Aston Martin keeps the standard six-speed manual transmission but the optional six-speed Sportshift™ automated manual transmission was replaced with the seven-speed Sportshift II.

This new gearbox, which was created and built specifically for Aston Martin, comes with more gear, closer ratios, lower final drive and a faster, refined shift quality. This new gearbox offers faster and more precise shifts as well as optimizes acceleration and brings a sporting driving experience. Some of the enhancements are centered on the V8 Vantage’s chassis, which features developments from the Vantage S.

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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.

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Aston Martin range got bigger as the British manufacturer unveiled the new V8 Vantage S, a new model featuring driver-focused features designed in order to push the honed dynamics of the standard Vantage to a higher level.

As expected, the car features the same 4.7-liter V8 engine found on the standard model, but delivering more power: 430 bhp (436 PS / 321 kW) at 7300 rpm and torque of 490 Nm (361 lb.ft) at 5000 rpm.

The engine is mated to the new seven speed Sportshift II automated manual transmission specifically designed for the Vantage S.

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Graf Weckerle Imperialwagen Blanc de Blancs is one of the most impressive tuning programme we’ve seen for an Aston Martin V8 Vantage Roadster, taking the stylish cabriolet to another level. Celebrating the spirit of the grand French champagne houses, the visual presence of the new car is as unique as the Blanc de Blancs champagne itself, being made only of Chardonnay grapes.

Fans of the extreme tuning will be disappointed as the car doesn’t feature a new body kit, or other LEDs, etc. Instead, the Graf Weckerle Imperialwagen Blanc de Blancs comes with a special metallic-white exterior paint inspired by the white Chardonnay grapes to the shimmering green Graf Weckerle Coachline surrounded by precious gold-leafing. The design of the car is completed by the TÜV-approved Graf Weckerle Fleur-de-Lis ornamental wheels.

The valve cap is carefully hand-engraved and painted with the Graf Weckerle brand logo. According to the manufacturer, the wheels are hand-assembled from over 180 individual parts, which means it is a true masterpiece.

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Aston Martin Racing revealed the 2011 model year of the already impressive Vantage GT4. As you can see from the photos, the new car is inspired by the Aston Martin V12 Vantage road car, and promises to offer better aerodynamics as well as increased downforce.

Furthermore, the car comes with a remapped 4.7 litre engine offering increased levels of power and torque.

Just like the current Vantage GT4 mode, which made its debut in 2009, the 2011 model is based on the V8 Vantage road car, which means that we will see the same key attributes such as the aluminium chassis, base engine and suspension design.

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This is the 2011 Aston Martin V8 Vantage N420 Roadster, the official successor to the special edition V8 Vantage N400 revealed back in 2007. Comparing it to the stanfard V8 Vantage, the new car features wider sills perfectly combined with a carbon fibre splitter, side strakes and diffuser, black mesh vents and 'Graphitic' tailpipe finishers as well as a new set of 10-spoke diamond turned alloy wheels with a black finish. 

Inside, the new car offers an Iridium interior package, completed by the graphite instruments, steering wheel wrapped in leather or Alcantara, special N420 sill plaques and lightweight carbon fibre seats and 'Race Track' stitching as in the V12 Vantage.

Furthermore, the car comes with Bluetooth connectivity, cruise control and Park Distance Control, as standard. Also, as standard, the car comes with the Sports Pack, which includes revised springs, dampers and anti-roll bars for even more responsive and dynamic handling, while retaining the V8 Vantage's renowned poise, balance and long distance ability, as well as a new sports exhaust system.

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After the inauguration of the latest Aston Martin 4.7 V8 Vantage last summer, owners of the first 4.3 liter V8 Vantage are now provided the option of a retro-fitted power improvement and the largely admired Sports Pack selection. Currently offered via the dealer network, buyers will have the chance to upgrade their present 4.3 liter V8 unit to a more powerful variant of Aston Martin's already remarkable potent engine.

With the additional power uprate, top power is boosted by 20 hp to 400 hp and torque is likewise boosted by 10 Nm to 420 Nm, raising top speed to 177 mph (285 km/h) and offering a slight enhancement in the 0-60 mph sprint time.

Designed by the Aston Martin engineering crew, the energy uprate is attained via a modified induction system employing technology introduced previously on the DBS. The induction system comes with a couple of switching airbox-valves that open at 5,500 rpm enabling extra air into the powerhouse generating more potency in a regulated way.

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No official announcements have been released by Aston Martin with regards to its plan to upgrade the V8 Vantage for model year 2010 however, according to a source who spoke with Car Magazine, the refreshed series is already available for orders.

Expect the first models of model year 2010 Vantage V8 to start to be delivered in the first few months of 2010.

Pricing for the coupe starts at £83,191 ($135,100) while the Roadster is priced from £91,021 ($147,800). According to the source, the Vantage can also be customized with 10-spoke forged 19-inch alloy wheels with diamond turned and silver finish, lightweight seats with kevlar and carbonfiber construction, clear rear lamps, N400 sill design, magnum silver bonnet and side strake meshes and 1000W B&Q hi-fi system.

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Aston Martin unveiled today the V8 Vantage N420, a new car set to bring a new dimension of sporting prowess and dynamic ability to the V8 Vantage range. The new vehicle is inspired by the special edition V8 Vantage N400 of 2007, and carries a 4.7-liter V8 engine capable to deliver 420 hp as well as a top speed of 180 mph.

According to Aston Martin, the car is available as a coupe or roadster and with a six-speed manual or optional Sportshift automated manual transmission. Inspired by the firm's experiences at the Nurburgring 24-hour race, the Aston Martin V8 Vantage N420 is with 27 kg lighter than the standard model due to the use of carbon fiber, has wider sills which are combining perfectly with a carbon fiber splitter, side strakes and diffuser.

The design is completed by the black mesh vents and Graphitic tailpipe finishers as well as by the 10-spoke diamond turned alloy wheels with black gloss finish. Inside we find an Iridium interior package, with graphite instruments, leather or Alcantara steering wheel as well as lightweight carbon fiber seats, Race Track stitching and special N420 sill plaques.

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Cargraphic, the German tuner, has released its latest performance upgrade for the Aston Martin V8 Vantage which enhances power, design, and handling. The tuner has revised the car's 4.5 liter V8 unit raising its max power output from the already potent 426 hp (313 kW) to 466 hp (342 kW), and adding 24 lb-ft (32 Nm) of torque.

These new power numbers give the Aston Martin V8 Vantage the capability to sprint from nil to 100 km/h in under 5 seconds. The car has improved its response speed throughout the rev range with a new throttle map combined with the boost in torque.

Also available in the package offered by Cargraphic for the Aston Martin V8 Vantage is a new driver-adaptable suspension system that is capable of lowering the ride height of the car by 20 mm. The system comes with two modes, normal and sport, which can be switched by the driver with a push of the button from where the driver sits.

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