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2017 Aston Martin V8 S Coupe

Overview Of Car

The best way to live out your super-spy fantasy is behind the wheel of an Aston Martin, and the Vantage is the least expensive way to do it. Offered as a coupe or convertible, performance from the V8 Vantage’s engine is nothing short of brutish, at 420 or 430 hp; six-speed manual and seven-speed automatic

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Transmission:6 speed Manual
Release Date:5/7/2017
Price Guide:$237,061
Model:V8
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Make:Aston Martin
Fuel Type:Petrol - Premium ULP
Fuel Consumption:13.8/100km
Engine:4.7L Aspirated
Description:Vantage S Coupe 2dr Man 6sp 4.7i [MY17]
Body Style:Coupe
0-100 km/h:4.8 secs
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What We Like

  • Acceleration
  • Excellent ride quality
  • Rich interior materials
  • Audi refinement
  • Leather upholstery standard
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What We Don't

  • Acceleration
  • Excellent ride quality
  • Rich interior materials
  • Audi refinement
  • Leather upholstery standard

Before Aston Martin ushers in a new turbocharged era for the popular Vantage, it’s time for one more, old fashioned, last hurrah for its naturally aspirated V8. Meet the Aston Martin V8 Vantage Red Bull Racing edition.

Pros

  • Timeless beauty
  • Naturally aspirated screaming V8
  • Manual gearbox
  • Hydraulic steering
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Last of its kind
  • Collector’s car

Cons

  • Old School
  • Not much in the way of technological innovation
  • New Vantage coming (but with turbo power)

Let’s be clear; there’s a new Aston Martin Vantage coming soon. It’s going to be good, perhaps even great, but it’s not going to be this. The very last iteration of the current-generation British sports car is going out with some serious energy.

From the outside the RM930,354 (drive-away) Vantage is easily distinguishable with its red front highlight on the iconic grille and RBR badging along its exterior. Red Bull editions can be had in the same livery as the racing cars with Mariana Blue paintwork and yellow brake calipers standard.

Our test car came in Tungsten Silver but we would love to see this in satin Mariana Blue, much like the racing team’s F1 machines. Those with a keen eye will also notice a carbon-fibre rear diffuser and front splitter to improve downforce and road holding.

Other than that, this is the Vantage we’ve come to love for more than a decade. While Porsche and Ferrari seem to have gone through two generations of their respective sports cars in the same time, Aston Martin’s latest progress was with the DB11, which we recently reviewed. The Vantage will be next in line for an all-new platform sometime next year, but for now, we still have an amazing sports car that history will remember for all the right reasons.

Here’s the thing, this 4.7-litre naturally aspirated V8 is one of the last of its kind. Porsche, Ferrari and even Audi, Mercedes-Benz and BMW no longer make naturally aspirated V8 engines. Unless you want a GT from Maserati or Lexus, this is it, ladies and the gentlemen, the last bastion of hope for those who seek the thrill, noise and simplicity of what will go down in history as one of the best sounding V8s of all time. Best of all, it comes with a six-speed manual transmission.

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The expert verdict:

Saftey
95%
Price and Features
80%
Practicality
80%
Fuel Consumption
99%
Engine & Trans
90%
Driving
80%
Design
95%
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