- Mileage: 25,500
- Transmission: Manual
- Fuel Type: Petrol
- Engine Size: 4282
- Interior Colour: Black leather
- Exterior Colour: Metorite Silver
- Body Style: Coupe
- Seats: 2
- Service: Full Aston Martin
- Reg date: 2006/1
- Black leather
- Grey contrast stitching
- Grey alcantara headlining
- 19" Alloy wheels 7-spoke design
- Black brake calipers
- Power fold mirrors
- Bright finish grille
- Satellite navigation system
- Xenon (HID) headlamps including power wash
- Heated front screen
- Heated seats
- Cruise control
- Aston Martin Premium Audio
- Battery conditioner
- Umbrella and holder
- LED rear lamps
- Passenger seat height adjuster
- Electrically adjustable seats
- 6 CD Autochanger
Car and Driver says:
The 4.3-litre V-8 engine—Jaguar-based but built by Aston to its own specification, including dry-sump lubrication—sits behind the front-axle line. The six-speed manual gearbox, from Graziano in Italy, is located at the rear, just ahead of the differential.
Aston Martin calls the V-8 Vantage a "front-mid engine" car and is sure this configuration is the most appropriate for the smallest Aston Martin. It has plenty of space for two people (there's no pretence of back seats for this one) and reasonable luggage space on a ledge behind the seats and in the trunk, which is accessed through a hatchback.
The accommodation and the platform components shared with the DB9 are advantages of this layout, but the real plus is in the driving characteristics. The V-8 Vantage does everything you would expect a proper sports car to do. It is responsive, agile, and stiffly sprung. Well-judged damping keeps body movement in check. Sharp bumps shake up your insides, but on a typically undulating British country lane this Aston keeps its poise and doesn't run out of suspension travel.
Eighty-five percent of the V-8's 302 pound-feet of torque is available from 1500 rpm, which makes for easy and smooth acceleration in any gear. But there is a notable step up in power delivery around 3500 rpm and in sound quality at 5000. Then it makes a glorious crackling noise, like a serious race car, that at lower revs is subdued by a flap in the exhaust system to meet noise regulations.
You can't escape the beauty of this car, and it drives as well as it looks.
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