New Aston Martin V8 Vantage, Now With A Little More V8Mark Arnold5/30/08 5:40pmFiled to: Aston Martin V8 Vantage4.7AstonAston MartinNew Carsv8 vantageVantage26EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkThe Aston Martin V8 Vantage is a gorgeous car, but anyone who's ever driven one has always been left with a feeling that the V8's bark was bigger than it's bite. It's more of a show dog than a hunting dog. Sure you could send the Vantage off to Prodrive for some performance tuning, or if you didn't mind sitting around for awhile, you could wait for the mighty V12-powered Vantage RS to come out. But nobody with a need for more speed wants to wait. So now, the old 4.3-liter V8 is being enlarged to a bigger 4.7-liter V8.