Aston Martin V8 Vantage N400 Roadster

The V8 Vantage Roadster embodies the qualities that are integral to Aston Martin: Power, Beauty and Soul. Representing the essence of pure driving pleasure, the new Roadster is a compact sports car that offers an astonishing blend of performance and exhilaration, a car with two distinct personalities: Open and invigorating, or closed, cosseting and protective.

Instantly recognisable as an Aston Martin, the Vantage Roadster is a unique and singular design statement that has been styled and engineered to excel from every angle. The fabric hood stows neatly beneath a metal tonneau cover, its lines blending seamlessly into the muscular rear haunches of this powerful car. Driver and passenger are ensconced in leather-lined luxury within a cabin that displays Aston Martin's celebrated craft and technology skills.

  Standard Mileage
24 Hours £ 495 100
Weekend £ 1,495 300
Full Week £ 2,495 700

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.