The New Aston Martin V8 Vantage on sale now at Aston Martin Chicago

Considered the Aston Martin range's entry-level vehicle, the new Aston Martin V8 Vantage is a powerful ticket to ride. Best of all, it's available now from Aston Martin Chicago. Completely redesigned for the new model year, it features the best of everything and is just waiting for its new forever home.

Powered by a world-class twin-turbo V8 and gifted with exceptional road manners, the Aston Martin Vantage is breaking automotive hearts around the world. One of the most driver-focused experiences behind the wheel today, this Vantage is ready for its closeup.

Tell us more about the Aston Martin Vantage.

The Aston Martin V8 Vantage is a hand-built two-seat, two-door Grand Touring sports car built at the company plant in Gaydon, Warwickshire, UK. Available in a coupe or convertible configuration, it was originally unveiled in November 2017.

Aston Martin Vantage Drivetrain

Power for the V8 Vantage comes from a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 engine that produces 503 horsepower and 505 lb-ft of torque. It is mated to a rear-mounted ZF 8-speed automatic gearbox that utilizes an alloy torque tube with a carbon fiber prop shaft. The engine is mounted so far rearward that it is able to achieve that holy grail 50:50 front/rear weight distribution that is characteristic of the finest sports cars. It features the same steering ratio as that found on the A-M DB11, but with its shorter wheelbase, it manages to feel quite a bit more agile.

Three driver-selectable drive modes allow the pilot to customize the overall vehicle dynamics, varying them from Sport to Sport Plus and Track settings. Each different setting allows progressively more throttle noise to build to a crescendo. Simultaneously, the ZF 8-speed transmission's shift points continue to become more aggressive, pushing you further into your seat with each gear change.

How does the V8 Vantage appear?

Athletic and adventurous at the same time, the Aston Martin V8 Vantage is more of a performance car than a luxury vehicle. A long, sloping nose leads the way on the front of this two-seat GT car, which includes what could only be described as a race face complete with lip extensions that visually enhance the front splitter.

The V8 Vantage was designed aerodynamically from the ground up, so every form follows function. Splitters, wings, diffusers and spoilers were integrated into this Aston so that it would not look out of place, and if a particular part was located there, it was intended to be there in the first place.

Talk about function: The splitter and spoiler in the front of the Vantage channels air to the outside of the vehicle, while the rear diffuser and decklid spoiler help evacuate and air and apply downward force, respectively.


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And on the inside of the V8 Vantage?

Festooned throughout with the UK's finest leather, the Aston Martin V8 Vantage offers a bovine respite from the outside world. The ergonomically-designed interior can accommodate those who tower over six feet while allowing good visibility for all others, too. Seating is firm but comfortable and can be tolerated for at least a couple of hours during a high-velocity road trip.

Controls are logically arranged inside and are within easy reach of the driver. There are two touchscreen displays - one displays the gauges, and the other the in-car entertainment, navigation and climate settings.

Other driver-oriented controls exist too. Count the two alloy paddle-shift levers which mount to the steering column rather than the wheel. They offer quick shifts that allow you to channel your inner Lance Stroll, Formula 1 driver for the Aston Martin F1 Team.

Aston Martin standards and availabilities

Even in its base form, the Aston Martin V8 Vantage is very well equipped. The interior includes an 8-inch LCD screen with integrated Navigation, USB and Bluetooth connectivity, and a premium Aston Martin audio system. There is also a 360-degree camera, blind-spot detection, front and rear parking sensors, keyless entry and sport seating.

Checking out the options list reveals such niceties as heated leather seating, carbon ceramic brakes, carbon fiber exterior bits and should you desire, bespoke custom paint that can match your favorite nail polish color. The possibilities are endless.

For these and many other reasons, you should consider the Aston Martin V8 Vantage. Please pay a visit to our Aston Martin Chicago or Aston Martin Downers Grove facilities today. There, our specialists can help you make your dreams a reality.

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