Aston Martin Reveals V8 Vantage S Model at the 2011 Geneva Auto Show
Expect Aston Martin to roll out another special edition vehicle and it doesn’t disappoint. The brand new Aston Martin V8 Vantage S takes the spotlight at this year’s 2011 Geneva Auto Show. With a hefty price tag of $160,000, the V8 Vantage S is available in both the standard coupe model and the stylish convertible. The initial roster units are expected to be delivered sometime March of this year as well.
And yes, the bold and dynamic V8 Vantage S comes with a lot of attitude. According to Dr. Ulrich Bez, the CEO of Aston Martin, the new model is aimed to go beyond the previous driving experience the brand has been offering.
The V8 Vantage S model boasts of a 4.7-liter V8 engine that is packed with 361 lb-ft of torque and 430 horsepower. Add to this is the brand’s new 7-speed gearbox with automated manual transmissions and paddle shifters. This new gearbox is called the Sportshift II and provides the V8 Vantage S with almost 20% increase in shift speed compared to the old Sportshift with its 6-speed transmission. Working together, these brand new additions give the V8 Vantage S model a maximum speed of 190mph.
Of course, the exteriors are also smashing with its carbon fiber front bumpers and the set of 19-inch V-spoke wheels. You can also opt for the set of 10-spoke forged wheels that offer no less than an upgrade in one’s experience when driving an Aston Martin.