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2012 Aston Martin V8 Vantage S

By luanpa in | January 26, 2011 | Comments Off on 2012 Aston Martin V8 Vantage S

Aston Martin is expanding their V8 Vantage lineup with the addition of the S version, which is model featuring ‘enhanced dynamics’.

Support by 4.7 litre V8 engine has been engineered to deliver peak power of 430 bhp (436 PS / 321 kW) at 7300 rpm and torque of 490 Nm (361 lb.ft) at 5000 rpm and is coupled with a new ground-up developed Sportshift™ II transmission specifically designed for the Aston Martin V8 Vantage S with seven short ratio gears to deliver the most engaging and intense driver involvement.

At the core of the Aston Martin V8 Vantage S is the new seven speed Sportshift™ II automated manual transmission, offered as standard and delivers exceedingly rapid gear changes, twenty per cent quicker than Sportshift™.

The Aston Martin V8 Vantage S is instantly recognisable as a true Aston Martin, characterised by its purposeful stance conveying its agility and performance capability.From the front, a new lower front bumper finished in perfectly-aligned carbon fibre houses a larger
air intake feeding the engine and front brakes.The splitter combined with the extended deck lid ‘flip’ work in harmony to provide increased down force at speed.New 19 inch ‘V’ spoke wheel styles are available as standard, while an optional 10-spoke lightweight forged wheel option, reduces unsprung mass further.A new rear bumper and side sills optically widen the car.

Sportshift™ II allows the driver to take an increased level of control, modulating the throttle pedal to achieve the desired type of gear change.In addition, the Vantage S features a ‘Sport’ button which quickens the gear changes and gives the driver a more aggressive throttle response while also opening the exhaust bypass valves across most of the engine speed range perfectly characterising the ‘S’

As with every Aston Martin, the Vantage S benefits from its own unique sound with a new exhaust muffler and bypass valve map, creating a very distinctive and highly vocal exhaust note.

The Vantage S is available to order now from Aston Martin’s global dealership network.

2012 Aston Martin V8 Vantage S-front

2012 Aston Martin V8 Vantage S-front-side

2012 Aston Martin V8 Vantage S-interior



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