2015 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Owners Manual – It’s essentially a given that if you want another Aston Martin, you would do well to save your pennies. That’s $18,500 and $18,000 cheaper than the standard V8 Vantage coupe and roadster models. Such a deal!
Be that as it may, starting this fall, you’ll have to save considerably fewer of them, as Aston Martin is presenting the new V8 Vantage GT for “only” $102,725 for the car, and $117,225 for the roadster.
2015 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Standards
It actually is somewhat of a deal, at least by Aston Martin standards. Allow us to explain: first, it looks appropriately bad-ass in any of its five festive attires. Alloro Green with white, Jet Black with silver, Skyfall Silver with anthracite, Mariana Blue with silver. And Speedway White with silver. Roadster models come only with a black fabric top, while Vantage S side ledges, black outside trim. Clear-focal point taillamps, and dark-painted, diamond-turned 19-inch wheels render all V8 Vantage GTs sufficiently accessorized. Inside, the leather-lined interior comes in black or gray, with yellow, black, gray, or red accents. Piano black trim, sport seats like those in the V12 Vantage, a navigation framework, GT ledge plaques and seat weaving.
2015 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Models
Second, the V8 Vantage‘s 4.7-liter, quad-cam dry-sump V-8 was not detuned for use in the new GT models—an incredible contrary, actually: with 430 horsepower at 7300 rpm and 361 lb-ft of force at 5000 rpm, the motor arrives in the same state of tune as the $133,525 Vantage S, not the 420 ponies and 346 lb-ft of the standard model. (It’s obvious, told ya it was a deal!) The standard transmission remains Aston’s beautiful six-speed manual, while its seven-speed single-grasp SportShift II automate manual is optional. It rides on a game suspension tuned near that of the Vantage S.
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2015 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Features
In our previous experience with the V8 Vantage, the SportShift II merits skipping, especially if you want to add interior comforts like, say, heated seats, and cruise control. An auto-darkening mirror with garage-entryway opener, Bluetooth, a satellite radio, memory seats. And other things you may expect would come standard on any six-figure car. Or on the other hand you can put the cash toward one of Aston’s striking painted graphics packs that add a contrasting shading to the mirror caps. A-pillars, and grille encompass, with the decisions being blue/red, black/gray, white/red, silver/white, and classic green/yellow. Or on the other hand you can add a whomping 1000-watt Bang and Olufsen sound framework. Carbon-fiber outside trim, a trunk-mounted umbrella, or . . . whatever, there’s a considerable list.
The elephant in the room, obviously, is that as sweet as it is, the V8 Vantage is a 10-year-old car, one that has experienced relatively few changes since its launch. With newfound rivalry from such spectacular cars as the Jaguar F-Type, Aston needs a model like the more focused GT to keep the car on purchasers’ aggregate radar.