2013 Aston Martin V8 Vantage SP10 review and pictures

Posted on Monday, 11 February 2013 , 12:02:42 byVeronica

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Aston Martin V8 Vantage SP10

British car builder, Aston Martin has prepared a new model, a special edition of the V8 Vantage S. Their new achievement found inspiration in the GT4 racer and is a model that has been engineered in the style of the GT4 racer luxury sports car. The model is capable of generating 436 PS and this output enables it to reach a top speed of 305 km/h. the carmaker called this special edition, SP10 in the VLN series. The Aston Martin Vantage SP10 will be available in a bespoke specification that reflects its close affinity with the racing car. The manufacturer has a long and successful tradition in motors port and apparently they want to continue in the same pace.

From a technical point of view, the new model is almost identical to the V8 Vantage S, but is has a 6-speed manual transmission as extra. It was first offered for sale in 2011 and has evolved into a popular model for Aston Martin customers. It receives power from a 4.7-liter engine capable of generating 456 Ps and 490 No of torque. This output enables the car to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.5 seconds and to reach a top speed of 305 km/h. The incredible sound made by the engine, comes thanks to the sport exhaust with active bypass valves, especially developed for this model. To be more precise, the Aston Martin Vantage V8 SP10 is the first S to feature a 6-speed manual transmission which is actually offered as standard. As optional, the carmaker offers the Sportshift II automated manual 7-speed transmission that was developed for the introduction of the V8 Vantage S. This additional gear brings about shorter transmission ratios and optimum gear shifting. In the end, the model obtains faster acceleration and a more sporty driving experience. The new model is capable of offering impressive performance, dynamic driving characteristics and also incredible handling. To transfer the output to the road, the model uses 19-inch cast alloy rims with V-shaped spokes in a diamond turn finish and painted in high-gloss black.