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Press Release :

The Aston Martin Vantage range continues to evolve with a comprehensive array of improvements to the V8 Vantage aimed at enhancing the dynamic feel, style and competitive pricing of the marque's entry-level sports car. There are also changes at the top-end of the Vantage range with the new and ultra-exclusive V12 Zagato assuming the role of flagship when it enters production later this year.

In the most comprehensive programme of enhancements since 2008, the revised 4.7-litre 420bhp (426PS/313kW) entry-level V8 Vantage features a raft of improvements first seen in the critically acclaimed Vantage S. The standard six-speed manual transmission remains, but the optional six-speed SportshiftTM automated manual transmission has now been replaced with the seven-speed SportshiftTM II. With an additional gear, closer ratios, lower final drive and a quicker, refined shift quality, this new gearbox - designed and manufactured specifically for Aston Martin - provides faster and more precise shifts, optimises acceleration and delivers a sporting driving experience.

Further dynamic enhancements centre on the V8 Vantage's chassis, which features developments from the Vantage S. Quicker steering, bigger brakes and wider tyres have all been fitted to further enhance the V8 Vantage's class-leading poise and make it even more responsive and exciting to drive. A new steering column installation, re-valved power-steering pump and a quicker ratio of 15:1 compared to 17:1 on the previous model ensure the new V8 Vantage steers with even greater precision, handles with more agility and provides more feedback for a completely engaging drive.

Stopping power and pedal feel have been significantly increased thanks to new 380mm two-piece ventilated cast-iron front discs and six piston callipers. This new braking system also includes Hill Start Assist (HSA) for more precise control on steep inclines. The V8 Vantage also comes with tyres that are 10mm wider than the outgoing model. Not only does this increased contact area improve the V8 Vantage's already prodigious levels of road-holding, but it allows the more responsive steering and stronger brakes to be fully exploited.

To reflect its enhanced performance the V8 Vantage has received a number of styling changes inspired by the Vantage S and N400 limited edition. At the front a lower bumper - complete with aerodynamic splitter - houses a larger air intake that feeds the engine and front brakes. At the rear a diffuser creates added drama and function, while sculpted race-derived side sills complete the V8 Vantage's more muscular look.

These technical and styling changes have been applied to both the V8 Vantage Coupe and Roadster models, with prices starting from £84,995 / €108,500 (Germany).

The £99,995 / €128,500 (Germany) Vantage S remains the most generously equipped, highest performing and most driver-focussed V8-engined model in the range. Developing 430bhp (436PS/321kW) at 7300rpm and 490Nm (361lb ft) of torque at 5000rpm the Vantage S's more potent state of engine tune perfectly complements the SportshiftTM II close-ratio seven speed automated manual transmission, which is fitted as standard. A sports exhaust system unique to the ‘S' further emphasises its sporting credentials, delivering a rousing soundtrack, totally in keeping with the intensity of the driving experience.

Carbon fibre detailing of the Vantage S's motorsport-derived aerodynamic package makes a discreet and highly appealing visual distinction from the V8 Vantage, while inside the ‘S' variant features a sumptuously trimmed interior that demonstrates Aston Martin's unique ability to combine the craftsmanship of traditional hand-stitched leather upholstery with striking modern design. The company's fully integrated satellite navigation system developed in conjunction with Garmin is now fitted as standard along with Bluetooth and cruise control.

Production of the sensational V12 Vantage continues unchanged; this acclaimed model delivering its unrivalled blend of extreme performance, exclusivity and practicality in one unique package. Powered by a 6.0-litre V12 engine producing 510 bhp (380 kW / 517 PS), and 570 Nm (420 lb ft) of torque, this remarkable evolution of the Vantage has a top speed of 190 mph (305 km/h) and 0-62 mph (0-100 kp/h) time of 4.2 seconds while its uniquely thrilling character distinguishes it from the rest of the range.

Later this year the Vantage range will be joined by the exotic V12 Zagato, created in 2011 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the iconic DB4GT Zagato. A prototype V12 Zagato caused a sensation by winning the prestigious Villa D'Este concours and competing in the Nürburgring 24-hour race. Now, less than 12-months after its dramatic debut, the V12 Zagato - employing a unique blend of bespoke Italian design, hand-built craftsmanship and advanced technology - is poised to enter strictly limited production, with first deliveries to commence later this year.

Racing is in Aston Martin's DNA and the Vantage is at the forefront of Aston Martin's motorsport activity. The Vantage first went racing in 2006, when Aston Martin's CEO Dr Ulrich Bez and members of the company's engineering department took a near-standard V8 Vantage to the gruelling Nürburgring 24 hour race. Since then GT4 versions of the V8 Vantage have become a force to be reckoned with, spawning one-make race series and winning their class in Dubai, Nürburgring, Silverstone and Spa 24-hour races. For 2012 Aston Martin Racing is stepping up a gear with the new V12 Vantage focused race car. Currently undergoing an extensive test programme this spectacular new racing car will be in action throughout the 2012 season.

Combining iconic styling, thrilling performance, true craftsmanship and exclusivity the revitalised Vantage range boasts unprecedented breadth and appeal. The revised V8 Vantage together with the rest of the range is available to order now from Aston Martin's global dealer network.

Aston Martin

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Press Release :

  • Striking V8 Vantage N430 builds on heritage of successful ‘N’ cars
  • Bold new styling options derive from N430’s clear sporting pedigree

Aston Martin is unveiling two exclusive new special editions at the 84th Geneva International Motor Show. The great British sports car marque, now in its 101st year, is debuting a bold addition to its iconic V8 Vantage range as well as dramatic new special editions of the timeless DB9.

Building on the appeal of the sports-focused Vantage range, and enhancing the enduring allure of Aston Martin’s seminal GT, the DB9, the new models deliver eye-catching looks and classic elegance.

V8 Vantage N430: race breeding, sports styling

Pure, unadulterated fun is what lies at the heart of the new V8 Vantage N430. Honed on the track to excel on the road, N430 – available in Coupe or Roadster form – boasts a power hike to 436 PS at 7,300 rpm that brings its output up to that of the spirited V8 Vantage S.

Ian Minards, Director of Product Development at Aston Martin, said of the new car: “N430 is all about bringing track-honed excitement to the road in an accessible, emotionally engaging, and authentically ‘analogue’ way.

“The dynamic exhilaration of Vantage is the perfect complement to the eye-catching looks of the N430.”

Ally that inherent dynamic capability to lightweight and sporting-biased features as standard such as carbon fibre and Kevlar® seats and ten-spoke forged alloy wheels in a new graphite painted finish – together yielding a weight saving of 20 kg – and it’s clear that the GT4-inspired N430 has been created to deliver exceptional performance with a club sport ethos.

No surprise, then, that the new V8 Vantage N430 is capable of 190 mph, with a 0-60 mph time that drops to 4.6 seconds.

That power feeds the rear wheels through a sporty six-speed manual gearbox; with the option of a close-ratio seven-speed Sportshift™II automated manual transmission with short final-drive ratio for those demanding the most driver-focused yet involving set-up.

N430’s front mid-mounted, 4.7-litre, all-alloy, quad overhead cam, dry-sumped V8 engine is complemented by a rousing sports exhaust, aerodynamics honed through numerous wins in GT racing and a competition-derived braking system.

The compact proportions and inherent balance of the Vantage design are supported by a carefully calibrated sports suspension tune and quick-ratio steering rack that rewards the true enthusiast driver on road, and on track.

Countless hours testing at circuits around the globe, including the Nürburgring’s Nordschleife which is home to a dedicated Aston Martin Test Centre, have delivered a machine truly worthy to join Aston Martin’s family of ‘N’ cars.

Styled to evoke thoughts of the track, N430 celebrates Aston Martin’s sporting heritage and motorsport success.

A purposeful package of dark-themed exterior details – graphite painted forged alloy wheels alongside black front grille, headlamp bezels, exterior meshes, side window surrounds and textured tailpipe finishers and clear rear lamps with black surrounds convey the appropriate air of menace and excitement.

This neatly offsets the eye-catching liveries with optional club sports graphics packs – inspired in part by the exceptional CC100 Speedster concept and nodding to Aston Martin’s most famous motorsport triumph, the DBR1 – that leave no doubt to the car’s identity or character.

Inside, as out, N430’s sporting associations are unmistakable with new interior features and materials such as machined carbon sill plaques, N430 seat logos, black magnesium paddle-shifts or carbon fibre gearshift surround; contemporary driver instrument panel; black anodised rotaries; leather steering wheel with contrasting on-centre stitch feature (or Alcantara with matching stitch); seat and door inserts in technical PlissèAlcantara – indented leather on Roadster models – and unique seat trim patterns.

Additional complementary features from the Vantage range as standard include a carbon fibre facia trim, Piano Black interior trim, black anodised tread plates and black pedals.

Finally, new and special features underpin the fun and sporting personality of N430 and demonstrate Aston Martin’s ability to create products which sit apart from the mainstream. Optional features available to N430 customers include a state-of-the-art 1000W Bang & Olufsen BeoSound audio system with ICEpower®technology. It features distinctive speaker grille and lens detailing to enhance its visual as well as audio appeal.

Priced from £89,995 RRP, first deliveries of the new N430 are expected to begin in September this year.

Aston Martin V8 Vantage N430 specification


  • Two-seat, two-door Coupe or soft-cover convertible top body style
  • Extruded bonded aluminium VH body structure
  • Aluminium, magnesium alloy, composite and steel body
  • Extruded aluminium door side-impact beams
  • Halogen projector headlamps (main beam)
  • High Intensity Discharge headlamps (dipped beam)
  • LED rear lamps


  • All-alloy, quad overhead camshaft, 32-valve 4735 cc V8
  • Front mid-mounted engine, rear-wheel drive
  • Fully catalysed stainless steel Sports exhaust system with active bypass valves
  • Compression ratio 11.3:1
  • Max power: 321 kW (436 PS/430 bhp) at 7300 rpm
  • Max torque: 490 Nm (361 lb ft) at 5000 rpm
  • Acceleration: 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 4.8 seconds
  • Max speed: 305 km/h (190 mph)
  • Fuel economy (Sportshift ll)6:Urban – 14.7mpg, Extra Urban – 30.4mpg, Combined – 21.9mpg
  • CO2 emissions (Sportshift ll)6:299g/km
  • Fuel economy (manual): Urban – 14.4mpg, Extra Urban – 27.2mpg, Combined – 20.5mpg
  • CO2 emissions (manual): 321g/km


  • Rear mid-mounted ‘Sportshift ll’6 seven-speed automated manual transmission with black magnesium paddleshifts or six-speed manual transmission with carbon-fibre gearshift surround
  • Alloy torque tube with carbon-fibre propeller shaft
  • Limited-slip differential
  • Final-drive ratio 4.182:1 (Sportshift ll) 6 or 3.91:1 (manual)

Wheels and Tyres

  • Front: 8.5J x 19“ Bridgestone Potenza RE050 245/40 ZR19
  • Rear: 10J x 19” Bridgestone Potenza RE050 285/35 ZR19


  • Rack and pinion, power-assisted steering, 2.62 turns lock-to-lock
  • Column tilt and reach adjustment
  • Steering rack with 15:1 ratio


  • Sports suspension
  • Front: Independent double wishbone incorporating anti-dive geometry, coil springs, anti-roll bar and monotube dampers
  • Rear: Independent double wishbones with anti-squat and anti-lift geometry, coil springs, anti-roll bar and monotube dampers


  • Front: Ventilated and grooved two-piece floating discs, 380mm diameter with six-piston monobloc calipers
  • Rear: Ventilated and grooved steel discs, 330mm diameter with four-piston monobloc calipers
  • Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) with track mode
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD)
  • Emergency Brake Assist (EBA)
  • Positive Torque Control (PTC)
  • Traction control (TC)


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(inc. front number plate plinth)[/TD]






[TD]2022mm (inc. mirrors)[/TD]

[TD]Fuel tank capacity:[/TD]

[TD]80 litres

(17.6 UK gal/21.1 US gal)[/TD]




[TD]1260mm (Coupe)

1270mm (Roadster)[/TD]


[TD]1610 kg (Coupe)

1690kg (Roadster)[/TD]



Standard specification

Standard exterior specification

  • A selection of 5 exterior liveries:
    • Alloro Green
    • Jet Black
    • Skyfall Silver
    • Mariana Blue
    • Speedway White

    [*]“S” side sills

    [*]10-spoke forged alloy graphite painted wheels

    [*]Choice of brake caliper finish: Yellow, Black, Silver or Red

    [*]Black vaned front grille

    [*]Black bonnet and side strake meshes

    [*]Black headlamp bezels1

    [*]Black side window trim surround

    [*]Black textured tailpipe finisher

    [*]Clear rear lamps with black surround

    [*]“N430” tailgate badge

    [*]Special edition engine bay inspection plaque

Standard interior specification

  • Black or Grey interior theme with a choice of accent colour: Yellow, Black, Silver or Red
  • Obsidian Black or Argento Grey full-grain leather interior
  • Door and seat inserts in Plissé Alcantara® (Coupe only) or indented leather (all models)
  • Carbon-Fibre facia trim
  • Piano Black interior trim
  • Black anodised centre console rotary controls
  • Pure Black Alcantara® steering wheel with matching stitch (Coupe only) or leather steering wheel with contrasting on-centre stitch (all models)
  • Electrically adjustable Carbon-Fibre and Kevlar® lightweight seats2 or Sports seats with side airbags
  • Dual-stage driver/passenger front airbags
  • Powerfold exterior heated mirrors
  • Heated rear screen
  • Automatic temperature control
  • Organic Electroluminescent (OEL) displays
  • Trip computer
  • Rear parking sensors
  • Tyre pressure monitoring
  • Alarm and immobiliser
  • Remote control central door locking and boot release
  • Glass ECU
  • Aston Martin Tracking by Cobra3,4 (UK only)
  • LED map reading lights
  • Black anodised tread plates with machined carbon special edition sill plaque
  • Embroidered ‘N430’ seat logo

In-car entertainment

  • 160W Aston Martin audio system with six-CD autochanger
  • Integrated Apple iPod® connector5
  • USB connector with Waveform Audio Format (WAF), Windows Media Player (WMA) and MPEG (MP3) audio file compatibility

Exterior options

  • ClubSport Graphics Pack: bespoke painted graphics comprising lipstick, mirror caps, A-pillar/cantrail (Coupe only) and rear diffuser blade offered in the following colours for each exterior livery (standard in UK only)
    • Yellow with Alloro Green paintwork
    • Grey with Jet Black paintwork
    • White with Skyfall Silver paintwork
    • Red with Mariana Blue paintwork
    • Red with Speedway White paintwork

    [*]Comfort suspension (Coupe only)

    [*]Carbon-Fibre front splitter and rear diffuser

    [*]Carbon-Fibre side strakes

    [*]Carbon-Fibre mirror caps

    [*]Carbon-Fibre rear lamp infills

    [*]Rear parking assist camera

    [*]Front parking sensors

Interior options

  • ‘Sportshift II’6 seven-speed automated manual transmission with 4.182:1 final-drive ratio and black magnesium paddleshifts with accent colour
  • Heated seats7
  • Memory seats and exterior mirrors (three positions)8
  • Passenger seat with ISO FIX (fixed height)1
  • 700 W Aston Martin Premium Audio System with Dolby® Pro Logic II®
  • 1000 W Bang & Olufsen BeoSound audio system with ICEpower® technology featuring black anodised speaker grilles and ALT lenses with accent feature
  • Satellite navigation system1
  • Cruise control1
  • Bluetooth® telephone preparation1
  • Auto-dimming interior rear-view mirror1
  • Auto-dimming interior rear-view mirror with garage door opener1
  • Alarm upgrade (volumetric and tilt sensor)
  • Carbon-Fibre door grabs
  • Glass switches
  • Second glass ECU
  • Aston Martin Tracking by Cobra1,3,4
  • First aid kit1
  • Ashtray and cigar lighter
  • Boot-mounted umbrella
  • Wind deflector (Roadster only)
  • Deletion of ‘N430’ seat embroidery
  • Aston Martin wings seat embroidery7
  • Black leather ECU pouch

1 Not available in all markets.

2 Does not include side airbags or passenger airbag cut-off switch.

3 Complies with UK Thatcham Category 5 requirements. Excludes subscription. Standard in UK.

4 Cobra is a registered trademark of Cobra Automotive Technologies SpA.

5 iPod® is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the US and other countries.

6 ‘Sportshift’ trademark is used under licence from Prodrive (Holdings) Ltd.

7 Not available with lightweight seats.

8 Standard with lightweight seats

Aston Martin




4.7 V8 (426 CV):

V8 Vantage: 118.279€

4.7 V8 Sportshift II (426 CV):

V8 Vantage: 123.918€

4.7 V8 (436 CV):

V8 Vantage N430: 125.148€

4.7 V8 Sportshift II (436 CV):

V8 Vantage N430: 130.786€



4.7 V8 (426 CV):

V8 Vantage Roadster: 130.581€

4.7 V8 Sportshift II (426 CV):

V8 Vantage Roadster: 136.220€

4.7 V8 (436 CV):

V8 Vantage Roadster N430: 137.450€

4.7 V8 Sportshift II (436 CV):

V8 Vantage Roadster N430: 143.089€


Affinamenti tecnici ed estetici che praticamente la rendono simile alla Vantage S. Quest'ultima, poi ha un nuovo cambio Sportshift II, nuovi scarichi sportivi e più fibra di carbonio.

Edited by Touareg 2.5

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Ritrocchi estetici di dubbio gusto. :disp2:

Non vedo proprio che necessità ci fosse di omologarla alla variante sportiva. :roll:

La teoria è quando si conosce il funzionamento di qualcosa ma quel qualcosa non funziona.

La pratica è quando tutto funziona ma non si sa come.

Spesso si finisce con il coniugare la teoria con la pratica: non funziona niente e non si sa il perché.

The world can now rest easy. Toyota has officially embraced "Prii" as the plural of Prius.

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Ritrocchi estetici di dubbio gusto. :disp2:

Non vedo proprio che necessità ci fosse di omologarla alla variante sportiva. :roll:

La stan rendendo sempre meno elegante :roll: . Anche quii sensori anteriori son integrati davvero bene :lol: .

 News al 02/12/2015: Mazda 2.

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L'unica cosa che mi consola è che si possono sostituire paraurti e minigonne con quelle della versione "liscia", tenendo in conto un 3000 Euro circa... Alla fine, per chi spende quelle cifre, non sono nemmeno eccessivi.

Qua una foto dove si intravede il nuovo (brutto) posteriore:


La teoria è quando si conosce il funzionamento di qualcosa ma quel qualcosa non funziona.

La pratica è quando tutto funziona ma non si sa come.

Spesso si finisce con il coniugare la teoria con la pratica: non funziona niente e non si sa il perché.

The world can now rest easy. Toyota has officially embraced "Prii" as the plural of Prius.

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La stan rendendo sempre meno elegante :roll: . Anche quii sensori anteriori son integrati davvero bene :lol: .

Effettivament mi stavo domanando cosa fossero i due "pistolini" davanti.........:roll::|

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Lavoro pessimo...

La tristezza è che c'è sempre bisogno di fare aggiornamenti, ritocchi e inutilità assortite per mantenere vivo l'interesse del "povero" consumatore (ricco o pevero in questo caso non fa differenza)... che a questo punto, viste le tendenze di TUTTE le case automobilistiche, è inequivocabilmente un povero idiota bisognoso della novità a tutti i costi... altrimenti come si spiegano tali scempi? Come si spiegano belle auto rovinate da penose e forzate chirurgie estetiche?

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