Aston Martin New England

Aston Martin New England

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 aluminum VH body structure
  • Aluminum, magnesium alloy, composite and steel body
  • Extruded aluminum door side-impact beams
  • Halogen projector headlights (main beam)
  • High Intensity Discharge headlights (low beam)
  • LED taillights
  • All-alloy, quad overhead camshaft, 32-valve 4735 cc V8
  • Front mid-mounted engine, rear-wheel drive
  • Fully catalyzed 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-fiber 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 Tire: Bridgestone Potenza RE050 245/40ZR19
  • Rear Wheel: 10.0J x 19-inch
  • Rear Tire: Bridgestone Potenza RE050 285/35ZR19
  • Tire 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 shock absorbers
  • Rear: Independent double wishbones with anti-squat and anti-lift geometry, coil springs, anti-roll bar and monotube shock absorbers
  • Front: Ventilated and grooved two-piece floating discs, 15-in diameter with six-piston monobloc calipers
  • Rear: Ventilated and grooved steel discs, 13-in 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: 172.63 in
  • Width: 73.42 in (excluding door mirrors)
  • Width: 79.73 in (including door mirrors)
  • Height: 49.60 in
  • Wheelbase: 102.36 in
  • Trunk capacity: 10.6 cu ft
  • Fuel tank capacity: 21.1 gal
  • Curb weight: 3593 lbs
  • Full-grain leather interior
  • Piano Black fascia trim and Graphite center 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 window
  • 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)
  • Tire pressure monitoring
  • Alarm and immobilizer
  • Remote control central door locking and trunk release
  • Glass ECU
  • Aston Martin Tracking by Cobra (UK only)
  • LED map 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 hood and side strake meshes
  • Black hood and side strake meshes
  • Carbon-fiber front splitter and rear diffuser
  • Carbon-fiber side strakes
  • Exterior carbon-fiber pack
  • Sports exhaust
  • Black textured tailpipe finisher
  • Clear taillights
  • Rear parking assist camera
  • Front parking sensors
  • Remove model badging
  • Remove protective tape
  • “Sportshift II” 8 seven-speed, automated manual transmission
  • Alternative fascia trim finishes: Walnut, Mahogany, Tamo Ash, Bamboo, Carbon-fiber
  • Iridium interior finish
  • Interior carbon-fiber pack
  • Color-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
  • Personalized sill plaques
  • First aid kit
  • Ashtray and cigar lighter
  • Trunk-mounted umbrella
  • Wind deflector (Roadster only)
  • Leather ECU pouch


Torque lb-ft
Power HP
Seconds 0 to 62 mph


Torque lb-ft


Power PS


Seconds 0 to 62 mph


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-liter 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 center 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 tires. The new V8 Vantage steers with greater precision, handles with more agility and offers a completely engaging drive.

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Waltham, Ma, 02452-6201


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