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Aston Martin V8 Vantage S: Between two poles

Currently, the alluring Aston Martin Vantage is offered with two engines diametrically opposed, with either a 420 horsepower V8 engine or a 510 horsepower V12.

However, to counterbalance these two visions here that promises the new Aston Martin V8 Vantage S also available in Coupe and Roadster versions. Compared to existing models, the Vantage S weighs 30 pounds more. Or 1610 kg for cutting and 1690 kg for the roadster.

Aesthetic dimension, the V8 Vantage S owns a silhouette that is more akin to that of a V12 engine versions. To do this, it has granted him a shield redraws, lowers and offering a wider air diffuser. The deflector and rear diffuser are mounted on a slightly higher trunk.

With more bite

The declinations "S" offered a new V8 engine with cylinder from 4.3 to 4.7 liters. Cote power is gained 10 horsepower for a gain of 15 lb-ft torque level. In total, ca represents 430 horsepower and 361 lb-ft.

At first glance ca seem much, but it has also planned a "Sport" which main function is to accelerate the transition between gears and thus provide accelerations times and more convincing key. While the current version has a sequential box only six reports, the newcomers benefit from a robotic Sportshift II transmission has seven gears.

A geometry has expectations

As it should, new versions "S" beautiful Aston Martin Vantage are entitled firmer suspension with springs and dampers have been the subject of any particular search. To this is added a more direct power steering, a control system for stability (DSC) of their own, the disc brakes bigger and stronger associated to a system of emergency braking (HBA), a system startup slope (HSA) and alloy wheels 19 "can accommodate Bridgestone brand tires designed especially for them.

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