Aston Martin Vantage RS Revealed At The Geneva Auto Show

Ask not how many alcantaras were killed to fashion the interior of Aston Martin's Vantage RS. Merely ask why it's one of the sexiest cars in Geneva. Naturally, it just is. But the Vantage RS is not only a looker. It's also Aston's answer to the Porsche GT3. That's by way of a 4.3-liter V8 upclocked from 380 HP to 420… » 3/04/08 12:15pm 3/04/08 12:15pm

The E85-Powered Aston Martin Vantage GT2: The Hottest Thing Since The…

Aston Martin Racing has decided to share an illustration of the Vantage GT2, the latest addition the company's growing racing stable. The V8-powered Vantage derivative is the first available Aston Martin race car that can run on either race fuel or E85 bioethanol. The addition of this green-lipped wonder means that… » 1/04/08 4:00pm 1/04/08 4:00pm

Aston Martin Vantage RS to Get V12 Power

The power thirsty folks at AutoWeek are reporting that the Aston Martin is ready to take on Ferrari with the V12 Vantage RS, which should replace the vanished Vanquish as the brand's top offering. The monster engine is said to be taken from the DBRS9 race car, thereby giving it something in the range of 600 hp, with… » 12/11/07 12:15pm 12/11/07 12:15pm

Loder1899 Tweaks the Aston Martin Vantage Volante and Ford Mondeo

The Bavarian accessorizers at Loder1899 are showing off a little at this year's Essen Motors Show, bringing both an upgraded Mondeo and Aston Martin V8 Vantage Volante. The Vantage gets the company's new 20-in "hyper-alloy" wheel, lowering-kit, and a new exhaust system good for a boost to 425 hp. The Mondeo gets… » 12/04/07 10:45am 12/04/07 10:45am

Separating the Jalops From the Boys: Aston Martin V8 Vantage or Tempo…

Warning: Anything you say will be held against you. As we saw, the amazing Tempo Matador is for sale. Asking price: $110,000. That is many clams. There is the "obo" caveat, but as Murilee points out, our best offer would be $3,000. No, only a Jay Leno type would be able to appreciate a choice ride like the Matador and » 10/19/07 12:45pm 10/19/07 12:45pm

Mansory Modifies V8 Vantage, Because Tasteless People Buy Astons Too

Actually, we really like the black wheels, but they should have stopped there. Adding chintzy fog lights, cheesy exhausts and tacky body addenda only serve to reduce the appeal of one of the classiest cars ever made. In addition to the usual boy racer bolt ons, Mansory added a strut brace, 6-piston Brembo brakes and… » 10/18/07 1:30pm 10/18/07 1:30pm

Over the Back Fence: Speedier Versions of Aston Martin Vantage, DB9 In…

You didn't think Aston Martin would halt their Frankfurt show premiere show after the old-news DBS, did you? AutoExpress says the company's plans for the Messe include the rollout of two racing-inspired offshoots of the DB9 and V8 Vantage. Word is, the roadgoing models will be of the lighter-is-faster variety, with… » 8/27/07 7:30am 8/27/07 7:30am

Jalopnik Fantasy Garage: 1978 Aston Martin V8 Vantage

If you're a thirtysomething pistonhead like me, odds are good you once had a poster of a Lamborghini Countach on your wall. Most likely, the Countach spent the duration of your puberty sandwiched between a Ferrari Testarossa and Kathy Ireland. But you probably didn't have a picture of an Aston Martin V8 Vantage. And… » 3/20/07 2:00pm 3/20/07 2:00pm

Top Loder: Dressing up an Aston Martin V8 Vantage in Couture

Who would have thought the bespectacled Bavarians at Loder 1899 could improve the sexiness of the Brits' latest Emma Peel, the Aston Martin V8 Vantage? But while the eyes have it, the wallet might as well take a powder. This is a purely high-end treatment, with an titanium suspension system that allows the driver to… » 11/16/06 9:20am 11/16/06 9:20am

LA Gear: Aston Martin Reveals V8 Vantage Roadster

It won't take the traditional Volante designation, as had been speculated, but the Aston Martin V8 Vantage Roadster is nonetheless an SPF 0 version of the V8 Vantage coupe. (Better to hear that snarly V8.) Aston revealed the convertible today ahead of its media coming-out at the Los Angeles auto show later this… » 11/15/06 7:09am 11/15/06 7:09am

Aston Martin Vantage Roadster, DBS Unveiled Amid Cocktails, Canapes

The money-watchers at Forbes caught the new Aston Martin Vantage roadster at its coming out cocktail party in New York last week. It was a photos-only event, as the AM executives on hand were apparently mum on pricing, specs and availablity. The mini quiches, however, were reportedly to die. » 10/23/06 11:15am 10/23/06 11:15am

Paris Wrap-up: Aston Martin Vantage to Get New Sportshift

Aston Martin is taking on Ferrari's F1 gearbox with a new electro-hydraulic automated manual for the V8 Vantage, the company announced in Paris. Dubbed Sportshift, the six-speed box, the company says, improves shift times while retaining the car's weight distribution. De rigueur paddle shifters, forged of magnesium,… » 10/02/06 9:06am 10/02/06 9:06am

Resale Meltown: Aston Martin V8 Vantage Prices Drop in the UK

Aston Martin speculators in the UK are finding that one man's catastrophic depreciation is another's pop 'round the bargain basement. It seems some blokes had been buying Aston V8 Vantage models to flip at a high-demand premium. The lucky ones likely made out swimmingly indeed, back when the wait list for the Vantage… » 8/22/06 11:00am 8/22/06 11:00am