The Aston Martin Vantage released in 2005 as “little brother” of the DB9, launched V12 engine. Between them, they marked the new design trend that the company installed in Gaydon (England) holds at present. It is a model built on an aluminum chassis and magnesium riding an 8-cylinder engine in V and 32 assembled valves on the premises of Aston Martin in Cologne (Germany) and placed in front center position so that the subsequent cylinders are located behind the line of the windshield. It has a system dry sump lubrication allows mounting extremely low to lower the center of gravity and to “sharpen” the nose and promote aerodynamic penetration. Drive to the rear wheels through transaxle and limited slip differential arrangement that favors their behavior. Share niche with the Porsche 911 or Audi RS10 and noted for its elegance and beauty, denying in part to a “Racing” look for a refinement that allows you to cope well in daily use.
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Aspirated V8, all-aluminum, 4 overhead camshafts, 32 valves, dry sump lubrication. 4,300 cc, 379 hp, 410 Nm of torque. Units built by hand in the engine plant that Aston Martin has in Cologne (Germany). Central arrangement front (behind the front axle). Transmission to the rear wheels with limited slip differential in transaxle arrangement (gearbox immediately ahead of the differential) to optimize the distribution of masses.
6 gears “Sportshift”, robotised electrohydraulic electronic box capable of making changes in less than 200 millisecs.
Transmission to the rear wheels with limited slip differential in placement transaxle (transmission immediately ahead of the differential) to optimize the distribution of masses.
Structure the company calls “VH” (Vertical-Horizontal). Made of aluminum, steel, magnesium and composites. Front and rear suspension with double wishbones overlapping geometry and stabilizer bars.
Floating front brake discs 2 piece, slotted, ventilated 380 mm. 6 piston calipers.
Rear brake discs slotted and ventilated 330 mm. 4-piston calipers.
DSC (Dynamic Stability Control)
ABS (Anti Blocking System)
EBD (Electronic Brakeforce Distribution)
PTC (Positive Torque Control)
HSA (Hill Start Assist)
TC (Traction Control)
Airbags for driver, passenger and side.
GPS, alarm, central locking, traction control, immobilizer, trip computer, climate control, power seats, power steering, electric windows, alloy wheels, leather upholstery.
*The pictures correspond to the model and color of the actual car.