Revamped Aston Martin V8 Vantage Set For Geneva
Over the long seven years of its existence, the Aston Martin V8 Vantage had been receiving regular updates ensuring that it never lagged behind competition. The latest update released is said to be the most comprehensive one since the refresh the vehicle had received in 2008.
The engine, however, remains fairly unchanged with the 420-horsepower, 4.7-liter V8 mated to a six-speed manual continuing to be the source of power for the V8 Vantage. But what’s new is that customers can now choose to go for the seven-speed Sportshift II sequential transmission picked up from the Vantage S, which replaces the old six-speed Sportshift.
Apart from that, the steering rack’s response has been worked on to respond faster, the tires are now broader and the brakes have been enlarged and are now aided by Hill Start Assist. Visually, the new V8 Vantage distinguishes itself from its ancestor with its enlarged front intake, and the new splitter, side sills and rear diffuser which help in the optimization of air flow.
The revamped version of the Aston Martin V8 Vantage is confirmed to be made only for the UK and European markets. The car will be unveiled at the rapidly approaching Geneva Motor Show. At the same time, Aston Martin’s Vantage S and V12 Vantage continue to go on without much changes while attempting to live up to the V12 Zagato’s popularity.