Thursday, May 31, 2007

Aston Martin V8 Vantage

The modern Aston Martin V8 Vantage is a hand built sports car from Britain based manufacturer Aston Martin. Aston Martin has previously used the "Vantage" name on high performance variants of their existing GT models, notably on the massively powerful heavyweight Virage-based supercar of the 1990s. The modern car, in contrast, is the leanest and most agile car in Aston's three-model lineup. As such, it is intended as a more accessible model to compete with cars such as the Porsche 911.


The car will reach 62 miles per hour from a stand still in an amazing 5 seconds and will go on to touch the top speed 175 miles per hour. Also as a medal of the car’s performance, it ran and completed the 2006 Nurburgring 24- hour race finishing 24th over all at it, among the world’s leading sports cars! The only modifications to the car were a roll cage, racing fuel system, fire protection, racing seat, and hydraulic jacks. The car was otherwise completely standard, including a regular production engine, transmission, suspension, and bodywork.


The engine is front mid-mounted with a rear-mounted transaxle, giving a 49/51 front/rear weight distribution.The V8 Vantage is powered by a 4.3 L (4282 cc) quad-cam 32-valve V8 which produces 380 hp (283 kW) at 7,000 rpm and 302 lb-ft (409 N·m) of torque at 5,000 rpm.

1 comment:

omkar said...

This is the most suitable car Mr. 007 It's functions, the sleek design, fantastic engine performance makes it suitable 4 someone like him only. My goodness, what will I feel when I will b behind the wheel of that beuty.