The new V8 Vantage S is an overtly sporting Vantage aimed at the keenest driver.
Available as a Coupe or a Roadster, the V8 Vantage S has a stylish new wheel style and race-winning aerodynamics honed in GT racing, while inside unique detailing creates a very special driving ambience.
Featuring a tuned version of the 4.7-litre V8 developing 430bhp and 490Nm (361lb ft) of torque, the V8 Vantage S mates this potency to an all-new seven-speed Sportshift II paddle-operated transmission. The Vantage S offers exceptional in-gear acceleration for a searing sense of urgency. Thanks to sporting suspension settings and a responsive steering rack it has the reactions to match, while a competition derived floating disc front brake system complete with large discs and new six-piston calipers ensure immense stopping power for absolute confidence.
With its sensational performance, ride and handling characteristics, the new V8 Vantage S is the benchmark sports car.
Compact, lithe and built around a rigid aluminium structure the Vantage combines lightweight construction with a heavyweight punch for supreme all-round performance.
Hand-assembled at Aston Martin’s purpose-built engine facility in Cologne, Germany, the engine is designed and tuned to deliver the broadest possible spread of performance.
Mounted as low and as far back in the chassis as possible for a low centre of gravity, supremely balanced handling and maximum agility, the engine is tremendously powerful.
The V8 Vantage S’s 4.7-litre engine has been specially tuned to create the most intense driving experience yet in a V8-powered Vantage.
Widely acclaimed as one of the world’s most beautiful cars, the Vantage is a lesson in proportion, stance and sculptural form. The long, low bonnet line and broad rear haunches suggest power and aggression, while the clean, unadulterated profile and minimal overhangs express its modernity and sharp dynamic focus.
The Vantage S showcases aerodynamic refinements featured in Aston Martin’s GT4 motorsport programme. At the front a deeper bumper and aggressive carbon fibre splitter pluck more down-force from the airflow for increased stability at speed, while pronounced side sills reduce aerodynamic lift and give the flanks greater definition. At the rear the V8 Vantage S’s tailgate is shaped into a more pronounced un-swept ‘flip’ – again to reduce lift – and a carbon fibre diffuser helps extract air from beneath the car.
Convertibles rarely preserve the cohesion of the Coupe on which they are based, V8 Vantage S Roadster is a glorious exception. Styled to evoke the look of an athlete wearing a skin-tight suit the V8 Vantage S Roadster’s rakish lines and snugly tailored roof are perfectly in keeping with its pared-back performance-biased brief.
Something shared by both V8 Vantage S Coupe and Roadster is a simply fabulous interior. Handcrafted from the finest natural materials and styled with the same confidence and purity as the exterior, the Vantage’s two-seater cockpit provides comfortable space for driver, passenger and luggage.
As a pure sports car the Aston Martin V8 Vantage S combines terrific agility and response with assured stability and an unrivalled sense of confidence. A natural and intuitive car to drive quickly thanks to its optimised front-engined, rear-wheel drive layout, the Vantage is the epitome of dynamism.
The V8 Vantage S comes with an all-new 7-speed Sportshift ’box fitted as standard. Featuring closer gear ratios, a shorter final drive and faster shift times for sharper response and even more vivid performance, the new transmission has been designed specifically for the more aggressive and focused character of this invigorating driver’s car.
Two-seat, two-door coupe or soft-cover convertible top body style
Extruded bonded aluminium VH body structure
Aluminium, magnesium alloy, composite and steel body
Extruded aluminium door side-impact beams
Halogen projector headlamps (main beam)
High Intensity Discharge headlamps (dipped beam)
LED rear lamps
Clear rear lamps
Carbon fibre front splitter and rear diffuser
All-alloy quad overhead camshaft, 32-valve 4735 cc V8
Front mid-mounted engine, rear-wheel drive
Fully catalysed stainless steel exhaust system with active bypass valves
Compression ratio 11.3:1
Maximum Power 321 kW (430 bhp / 436 PS) at 7300 rpm
Maximum Torque 490 Nm (361 lb.ft) at 5000 rpm
Maximum Speed 189 mph (305 km/h)
Rear mid-mounted ‘Sportshift1 II’ seven-speed automated manual transmission
Alloy torque tube with carbon fibre propeller shaft
Limited slip differential
Final Drive Ratio 4.182:1
Rack and pinion, power-assisted steering, 2.6 turns lock-to-lock
Column tilt and reach adjustment.
Wheels and Tyres
19” V-Spoke cast alloy silver painted wheels with diamond turned finish
Front 8.5J x 19” Bridgestone Potenza RE050 245/40 R19
Rear 10.0J x 19” Bridgestone Potenza RE050 285/35 R19
Front Independent double wishbones incorporating anti-dive geometry, coil springs, anti-roll bar and monotube dampers
Rear Independent double wishbones with anti- squat and anti-lift geometry, coil springs, anti-roll bar and monotube dampers
Front Ventilated and grooved two-piece floating discs, 380mm diameter with six piston calipers
Rear Ventilated and grooved steel discs, 330mm diameter with four piston calipers
Dynamic Stability Control (DSC)
Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD)
Emergency Brake Assist (EBA)
Hydraulic Brake Assist (HBA)
Positive Torque Control (PTC)
Hill Hold Assist (HHA)
Full grain leather interior
Weave Alloy facia trim
Iridium Silver centre console outer finish and Graphite inner finish
Leather-trimmed sports steering wheel
Embroidered ‘Vantage S’ seat logo
Embroidered ‘Vantage S’ carpet logo
Electrically operated Sports seats with side airbags
Dual-stage driver and passenger front airbags
Heated rear screen
Automatic temperature control
Organic Electroluminescent (OEL) displays
Bluetooth telephone preparation *2
LED map lamps
Rear parking sensors
Powerfold exterior heated mirrors
Alarm and immobiliser
Remote-controlled central door locking and boot release
Tracking device (UK only) *4
Anodised black ‘S’ theme tread plates
In Car Entertainment
160 W Aston Martin audio system with six-CD autochanger
Integrated Apple iPod® connector *5
USB connector with Waveform Audio Format (WAF), Windows Media Player (WMA) and MPEG (MP3) audio file compatibility
Alternative brake caliper finish – black, red, silver
Delete ‘Vantage S’ model badging
Delete protective tape
V-Spoke cast alloy graphite painted wheels with diamond turned finish
10-Spoke forged alloy silver painted wheels with diamond turned finish
10-Spoke forged alloy graphite painted wheels with diamond turned finish
Bright finish grille
Carbon fibre side strakes
Magnum Silver bonnet and side stake meshes
Front parking sensors
Lightweight seats with six-way electrical adjustment (does not include side airbags; not available in USA or Canada) *2
Memory front seats and exterior mirrors (three positions)
Heated seats (included as standard with Lightweight seats)
ISOFIX and fixed height passenger seat (Sports seats only)
Alternative facia trim finishes – Prism Alloy, Piano Black, Piano Black Interior Pack
Personalised sill plaques
Alcantara trimmed steering wheel (Coupe only)
Delete embroidered ‘Vantage S’ seat logo
Delete embroidered ‘Vantage S’ carpet logo
700 W Aston Martin Premium Audio system with Dolby® Pro Logic II®
1000 W Bang & Olufsen BeoSound audio system with ICEpower® technology
Satellite radio system (USA and Canada only)
Auto-dimming interior rear-view mirror
Auto dimming interior rear view mirror with garage door opener *2
Hard Disk Drive (HDD) satellite navigation system *2,3
Alarm upgrade (volumetric and tilt sensor)
Ashtray and cigar lighter
Second glass ECU
Tracking device *2,4
First aid kit
Boot mounted umbrella
Wind deflector (Roadster only)
Length 4385 mm (172.6”)
Width (excluding mirrors) 1865 mm (73.5”)
Width (including mirrors) 2025 mm (80.0”)
Height (Coupe) 1260 mm (49.6”)
Height (Roadster) 1270 mm (50.0”)
Wheelbase 2600 mm (102.5”)
Front Track 1570 mm (62.0”)
Rear Track 1590 mm (62.6”)
Turning Circle 11.38 m (37.3 ft) (kerb to kerb)
Boot Capacity (Coupe) 300 litres (10.6 cu ft)
Boot Capacity (Roadster) 144 litres (5.0 cu ft)
Fuel Capacity 80 litres (17.6 UK gal/21.1 US gal)
Kerb Weight (Coupe) 1610 kg (3549 lb)
Kerb Weight (Roadster) 1690 kg (3726 lb)
Fuel Consumption *6 litres/100 km (mpg)
Urban 19.2 (14.7)
Extra-urban 9.3 (30.4)
Combined 12.9 (21.9)
Gas Mileage (North America only)
City 14 mpg
Highway 21 mpg
CO2 Emissions *6
*1 Sportshift trademark is used under license from Prodrive (Holdings) Ltd
*2 Not available in all markets
*3 Includes Traffic Messaging Channel (TMC) in Continental Europe
*4 Complies with UK Thatcham Category 5 requirements. Excludes subscription. Standard in UK
*5 iPod® is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the US and other countries
*6 Data not applicable to North American market
Elegant design, beautiful natural materials and superlative craftsmanship are defining qualities of an Aston Martin. The moment you feel the gently assisted ?swan-wing? door open in a graceful upward arc and you slide into the supportive driver?s seat you know you?re about to experience something truly special.
From the soft, supple hand-stitched leather that swathes the seats, dashboard and door panels to the intricate aluminium-faced instruments that are designed to resemble the technical look of a chronograph watch, everything you look at and touch has been lovingly crafted made to give visual and tactile pleasure. Even the ignition fob, or Emotion Control Unit (ECU) is a delight to hold and use.
In keeping with the performance potential of the various Vantage models immense stopping power comes as standard across the range. The V8 Vantage S has new floating front discs measuring 380mm and these are squeezed by new six-piston calipers for even greater retardation and improved pedal feel.