Engine: 4.7 Litre V8 Transmission: Manual Top Speed:190 MPH / 305 KM/H Power:440 BHP (328 kW) @ 4900 RPM Acceleration:4.6 (0-60 MPH) / 4.8 (0-100 KM/H)
The Vantage GT8 was launched in April 2016 and is billed as the lightest Vantage ever made. It draws inspiration from the racing Vantage GTE, itself a V8, not a V12 remember, a car that has had many successful appearances at Le Mans and in the World Endurance Championship. Improved performance through weight saving is central to the Vantage GT8. A standard-fit lithium ion battery sheds more vital kilos while further (optional) weight saving measures include a carbon fibre roof, polycarbonate rear screen and rear side windows and a titanium centre mounted exhaust. Together with the standard-fit lightweight carbon fibre sports seats (with manual adjustment, again to save weight) and carbon fibre door panels, this comprehensive suite of lightweight components saves up to 100kg, making the Vantage GT8 the lightest Vantage ever. Air-conditioning, a 160w audio system and Aston Martin’s latest AMi III infotainment system are fitted as standard and ensures it remains genuinely road-useable. Appealing to collectors as well as pure driving enthusiasts, the Vantage GT8 will be strictly limited to just 150 examples With a super-sharp chassis tuned for track-focused agility, powered by a revised 440 bhp version of Aston Martin’s 4.7-litre V8 and available with a choice seven-speed Sportshift II paddle-shift transmission or unlike the GT12, a six-speed manual, the Vantage GT8 has unmistakable style, a no-nonsense stance and a driving experience that’s second to none. Wide-bodied with aerodynamics that clearly take their lead from Aston Martin Racing’s WEC contender, it features extensive use of carbon fibre with the front splitter, front and rear bumpers, wings, side sills and rear diffuser all fashioned from the lightweight material. One of the most striking standard features is the cutaway front wheel arch, which mimics that of the GTE racer. Those wishing for the most extreme aero configuration can specify the optional Aero Pack, which adds the large rear wing and additional corner elements to the front splitter. The Vantage GT8 is further distinguished by a new 5-spoke alloy wheel, with ultra-lightweight seven-spoke centre-lock magnesium rims available as an option. Both standard and optional wheels are shod with Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres for exceptional performance on both road and track.