The engine is finally a perfect match for the chassis and plenty fun around the track, albeit not the quickest. P-Zero tyres are used, and the rear wheels are widened to 10 inches 254 mm. Despite the extreme weather that comes with its desert location, Willow Springs Raceway is a fantastic venue for cars with this amount of firepower to stretch their legs and explore their limits in the proper long-sweeping rhythms exotic cars love. Gears are selected using steering wheel-mounted paddles, and there are three shift options. Balance, as expected, is still excellent with benign understeer at the limit.
What you may not know is that the V8 Vantage was comprised from the parts bin of Jaguar and Volvo thus ultimately being a Ford under the sheet metal. If the inspection is done at Exclusive Auto Imports, there will be no charge. Aston Martin engineers set about enhancing nearly every dynamic element of the car to create a highly distinctive driving experience. Payment of Balance Due The buyer agrees to pay the remaining balance due plus applicable fees and taxes within 5 days of the close of the auction. Complimenting the taut exterior, the tailored Vantage S' interior hints at the car's dynamic capabilities, defined by a distinctive three-track stitch detail on the inside of the doors and on the seats. However, while the steering was good light, linear, immediate feel on turn in , we did find the Sport Pack gave a more reassuring heft on committing to a corner. Most of our vehicles are still under factory warranty and have been meticulously maintained and garage kept since new.
The optional Sports Pack became standard but engine improvements included a free flowing sports exhaust and much more carbon fiber to reduce the weight by 26 kilograms. Bidder's Age You must be 18 years of age or older to bid. The fridge was an extra category added when the presenters deemed the too cool for the sub-zero category. Archived from on 9 February 2009. Most demand for power and torque is in the mid-range which on the Aston Martin V8 Vantage S is where the greatest torque is delivered at 5000 rpm. Its primary alteration is the introduction of the new 4. The venue for legal action other than non-paying bidder disputes, such as claims, motions, litigation, settlements, or any legal action associated with this sale other than non-paying bidder disputes from either the buyer or seller is to take place in the State of Florida in Broward County.
If you plan to have a buyers inspection, please make sure you inspect the vehicle prior to the auction ending. If you pay cash, you can pickup the vehicle immediately once the currency is verified - there may be a small fee applied for excessive cash handling situations. The hood is given a menacing bulge, and the louvered vents of the regular V12 Vantage have been replaced by more subtle circular holes arranged in a shape similar to the standard vents. At the rear, the V600 gets a custom diffuser and quad exhaust tips. The focus of the V8 Vantage S is sharpness, so the steering rack was made quicker and the suspension and chassis components were stiffened with harder bushings and springs. Aston Martin tested the car at the Nurburgring Nordschleife circuit where it was able to complete a lap in under eight minutes. .
The increase has been achieved through a valved air intake system and an aggressive spark strategy. Performance The rationale behind the Aston Martin V8 Vantage S was to push the boundaries of the already acclaimed with the highest levels of driver involvement possible. Should you buy a V8 Vantage? Notice to Bidders We reserve the right to obtain and verify the registered information of all users who bid on this auction. It utilised improvements to the chassis, braking and aerodynamics as first seen in the V12 Vantage together with an upgraded 4. If you pay by bank check, you will have to wait nine 9 business days or possibly longer until the funds clear.
No doubt about it, the Sportshift delivers more involvement than the manual. The Aston Martin V8 Vantage S' sporting character really comes into its own when the 'Sport' button on the facia is depressed giving the driver faster gear changes in both manual and automatic a decrease of 60 milliseconds and prevents the car changing up to the next gear when the revolution limit is reached. Compare that with any mid engine car like a Lamborghini Murcielago or Ferrari F430, the costs are a steal. Revisions to the chassis includes a quicker steering rack, two piece floating disc front braking system with cast iron discs with 6 pot Brembo calipers, new springs and Bilstein dampers, wider tyres all round, wider rear tyres plus a new dynamic stability control system. By bidding on this auction, the buyer consents to service by certified mail. In addition to the coupé, a convertible, known as the V8 Vantage Roadster, was introduced later in that year. The front brakes are a racing-inspired floating disc design.
Archived from on 10 June 2011. We are of course referring to the 510-bhp V-12 Vantage. Water can accumulate in the trunk instead of being released to the outside. On the coupe, the boot lid has a much larger flip-up to give better high speed stability by reducing rear lift. To compensate for the loss of the roof a new, super-stiff cross-member was added to the frame. Despite the front disc being of a larger diameter, the weight of each disc has been reduced by 0.
Dual-clutch gearboxes are ultimately the future of all sequential manual transmissions, but Aston proves here that you can still make a single clutch work really well if you put the development effort into it. It is the sporting choice which we have developed to perfectly suit the inherent characteristics of the Vantage. Opinions and expectations can vary, so please contact us if you have any questions or concerns regarding the condition of this vehicle. Honed at a range of testing locations including Nardo in Italy and the Nϋrburgring in Germany, Sportshift is the result of 18 months of intense development. The inherent benefits of a single clutch system reduces complexity and significant weight over a dual clutch solution. Purchasing a pre-owned car via the Internet can be a challenging experience. As with any Aston, this V8 Vantage is greater than the sum of its parts.
Both the Vantage S coupe and Roadster are hand built at Aston Martin's global headquarters in Gaydon, Warwickshire alongside the V8 Vantage and V12 Vantage. Brake flush is about similarly priced. Aston Martin V12 Vantage Roadster Aston Martin unveiled a convertible version called the V12 Vantage Roadster in 2013. If you choose to have the inspection done by a licensed professional, you must do so at your own expense. I could add my own throttle-blip, of course, but the idea is that the transmission does it for you. The rear bumper accentuates the powerful attitude and rear proportions of the car.