Aston martin v8 vantage old. Of course the claim of being the first british supercar was controversial this is a. On the first working day of 2018 a press release landed at autocar hq to gladden the heart of anyone who has watched the challenging and often financially perilous history of aston martin. On its introduction in 1977 the aston martin v8 vantage was hailed by the company as britains first supercar it accelerated faster than the ferrari daytona and was capable of a top speed of 170 mph.
Recently at the world famous goodwood festival of speed in the united kingdom aston martin engineers shoehorned the v8 and seven speed sportshift ii transmission from a v8 vantage s into the. A 0 60 mph time of 52 seconds and a top speed approaching 170 mph made the v8 vantage not only the uks first true supercar but also the fastest 4 seater production car in the world. Full range of exterior and interior options available.
The modern car in contrast is the leanest and most agile car in astons lineup. The aston martin vantage gt2 is the most powerful racing variant of the aston martin v8 vantage family. Inspired by our rich racing pedigree n430 is the most dramatic expression of the aston martin v8 vantage ever created.
Build and configure your aston martin with the aston martin car configurator. But theres nothing basic about this stunning british sports car with its looks to kill. Gorgeous and supremely athletic the vantage is the entry level aston martin if theres such a thing.