2011 Aston Martin V8 Vantage S review and pictures

Posted on Wednesday, 26 January 2011 , 14:01:30 byDan

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Aston Martin V8 Vantage S

Pushing the honed dynamics of the standard Vantage to a new benchmark level, the Aston Martin V8 Vantage S has been designed by engineers to deliver a peak power of 430 bhp at 7300 rpm and torque of 490 Nm at 5000 rpm. It is mated to a newly-developed SportshiftTM II transmission with seven short ratio gears, thus pushing the driver experience beyond any borders as it ensures rapid gear changes, twenty per cent quicker than SportshiftTM. It offers a perfect combination between dynamic exhilaration, beauty and practicality.
The chassis revisions have received new springs and dampers, together with wider rear wheels, while the assistance in emergency braking situations is provided by a Hydraulic Brake Assist and road holding enhancing dynamic feel was optimised by bespoke tyres.
Aston Martin Vantage S creates its own unique sound with a new exhaust muffler and bypass valve map, becoming instantly recognisable.
19-inch spoke wheel styles are available as standard and unsprung mass further is reduced by optional 10-spoke lightweight forged wheel option. Its new front bumper is finished in perfectly-aligned carbon fibre which integrates a larger air intake, thus feeding the front brakes and the engine.
The Vantage S can now be ordered by contacting Aston Martin's global dealership network.