The Evolution Of The Aston Martin V8
November 11, 2014
Being one of the prime car brands in the market, Aston Martin has long been declared as one of the top cars when it comes to quality and style. I am personally a huge fan of their line of cars, even way way way back during the first few exotic cars that they’ve released.
I remember the first time I discovered about exotic car rentals, and the first time I rented a V8 Vantage Roadster from http://florida.sobevip.com/exotic-car-rental/aston-martin/v8-vantage-roadster/.Â The experience was awesome! So awesome that I would not have doubts in doing it all over again.
The reasons why I fell in love with Aston Martin car line up is because ever since they’ve started, they always made sure that the cars they create are not just the ordinary car that will take its passengers from point A to point B. Nope, they had to add in a little style to make sure that their clients experience pleasure and comfort while riding their car models.
Just like the 2007 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Roadster. As The Observer shares in their reviews:
“This handcrafted British machine features a front-mounted 4.3-litre V8 engine which is capable of producing up to 283kW (380hp) at 7300rpm and 409Nm of torque (302 lb-ft of torque) at 5000rpm.
Connected to this great sounding engine is Aston Martin’s six-speed ‘Sportshift’ automated-manual transmission that sends the power through to the rear wheels. In sport mode, this gearbox is able to shift in just 200 milliseconds, which makes it up to three-times as fast as a traditional manual transmission.
This V8 Vantage Roadster also has a kerb weight of 1710 kilograms, a mere 80 kilograms heavier than it’s hardtop counterpart.”
From 2007, fast forward to 2014 — The Aston Martin nowÂ releases the 2014 Aston Martin V8 Vantage and just like their previous models, it is still one of the best luxury car in the market. Edmun.com gives you more details about some reviews and pricing of this model.
So what can we look forward in the coming future? From a car company that has never settled for anything less than the best, SPY PICS: 2017 Aston Martin V8 Vantage has revealed some not-so-surprising details about the latest plans of the car company for their coming car models in the next few years:
Aston Martin is embarking on a new product offensive that will unfold in the next few years, which the company hopes will elevate its status to rival Ferrari, but it’s not ready to show it’s fancy new cars just yet.
Instead, what you see here is a wide-body mule that hides the next Aston Martin Vantage, which will make use of AMG’s new 375kW twin-turbo 4.0-litre V8 after Mercedes-Benz took a five percent share in the company and formed a technical partnership in December 2013. That deal will see Aston gain AMG engines and possibly even platforms in the longterm.
Aston Martin could also adopt AMG’s 6.0-litre V12, though whether it’s turbocharged or not remains to be seen.
One of the key ingredients of the British brand’s rejuvenation will be the deployment of an all-new platform to replace the outdated VH architecture underpinning the current range of Astons. Expected to make its production debut in the next Vantage in 2017, after its design is revealed in 2016, the new platform will then be the basis for the DB9 in 2018 and the Vanquish in 2019.
It will bring not only improved ride, handling and chassis balance, but a much-needed technology update which will allow the new models to compete on a level playing field with cutting-edge luxury sports cars.