Aston Martin V12 Vantage

The V8 Vantage is a hand-crafted sports car that offers electrifying performance and outstanding agility. The most affordable of all Aston Martins, it fuses traditional Aston Martin style and everyday usability. The result is one of the world's most desirable sports cars.

Outside, the V8 Vantage displays beautiful sports car lines, while maintaining a unique identity. Inside, its traditional craftsmanship is matched to striking 21st century style. Hand-trimmed in the finest quality materials, the cabin is that of an authentic sports car.

  Standard Mileage
24 Hours £ 525 100
Weekend £ 1,575 300
Full Week £ 2,975 700

Specification

At the heart of every great sports car is a great engine; and in the case of the V8 Vantage, this has never been more true. The V8 Vantage has a powerful 4.3 litre 283 kW (380 bhp) engine, unique to Aston Martin. This is an engine designed and built by Aston Martin for Aston Martin. Developed for flexibility as well as outright performance, the front mid-mounted V8 also delivers an outstanding aural experience, as one would expect of an Aston Martin with a potential maximum speed of 280 km/h (175 mph). Extraordinary engine power is not the only reason for the superb performance of the V8 Vantage. Just as important is its lightweight, all-alloy structure, which offers class-leading strength and rigidity. The front mid-engined layout – the dry sump lubrication system allows the engine to sit low – and rear-mid transmission help provide optimum front to rear weight distribution as well as a low centre of gravity. The result is exceptional agility and inspired balance and handling.

Technical Specification

Body

  • Two door style with tailgate with 2+0 seating
  • Bonded aluminium structure
  • Aluminium alloy, steel, composite, and magnesium alloy body
  • Extruded aluminium side impact bars
  • Halogen projector headlamps
  • LED rear lamps

Engine

  • All alloy quad overhead camshaft 32 valve, 4.3 litre V8
  • Variable inlet camshaft timing
  • Dry sump lubrication system
  • Fully catalysed stainless steel exhaust system with active bypass valves
  • Front-mid mounted engine
  • Rear wheel drive

Projected Performance figures

  • Maximum power: 283kW (380 bhp) @ 7300 rpm
  • Maximum torque: 410Nm (302 lb.ft) @ 5000 rpm
  • Maximum speed: 175 mph
  • 0-60 mph in 4.9 seconds
  • 0-100 km/h in 5.0 seconds

Transmission

  • Rear mid-mounted six speed manual gearbox
  • Alloy torque tube with carbon fibre propshaft
  • Limited slip differential
  • Final drive ratio: 3.909:1

Steering

  • Rack and pinion power assisted steering
  • 3.0 turns lock to lock
  • Column reach and tilt adjust

* Winter pricing is applicable on hires between 1 October and the end of February.