After unveiling the AMV8 Vantage Concept Car at the North American International Auto Show in 2003, Aston Martin introduced the production version known as the ‘V8 Vantage’ at the Geneva Motor Show in 2005 for the 2006 model year. The new car was a two seat 2 door coupe with a bonded aluminium structure for lightness and a hatchback style tailgate for practicality with a large luggage shelf behind the seats.
The Vantage featured a front mid-mounted 4.3 litre quad-cam 32 valve V8 engine producing 380 bhp to achieve a 0-60 time of just 4.8 seconds. The engine was mated to a rear mounted 6 speed manual transaxle giving a front/rear weight distribution of a near perfect 49/51 resulting in superb driveability.
The V8 Vantage went on to win numerous accolades including being one of only two cars to be put in the ‘DB9 section’ mini fridge on BBC’s ‘Top Gear’ programme, a space reserved for cars too cool for the coolest ‘subzero’ category!
This Aston Martin V8 Vantage 4.3 manual is finished in Meteorite Silver with Obsidian leather, is in superb condition with just 19,000 miles, only 3 owners in total and a full Aston Martin service history. Factory options include grey brake callipers, alloy facia, bright finish grille, HID headlamps with wash and levelling, Aston Martin premium audio, powerfold mirrors, satellite navigation, heated seats, 19” 7 spoke alloys, and silver contrast stitch.