Posted 26 Mar 2012 Share this article
Adopting the styling from the Vantage S, the entry level model features a new lower front bumper design with air splitter, redesigned side-sills and a new rear bumper equipped with an integrated diffuser. Performance updates also taken from the Vantage S include quicker steering, bigger brakes and wider tires.
Powering the 2012 V8 Vantage is a 4.7-liter V-8 engine putting out the same output of 420bhp ( 426 PS / 313 kW ) compared to the Vantage S output of 430bhp (436 PS / 321 kW) and 490 Nm (361 lb-ft) of torque.
A six-speed manual transmission comes as standard, but the optional six-speed Sportshift automated manual transmission has been replaced with the seven-speed Sportshift II.
Source: World Car Fans
Aston Martin described the V8 Vantage as total control meets pure emotion. With its combination of sensational design, exquisite craftsmanship and phenomenal performance, agility and dynamism, the New 2012 V8 Vantage is the aspirational choice for the discerning driver.