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The UK's AutoExpress is reporting Aston Martin is considering a variant of its V8 Vantage on par with Porsche's GT3 — a stripped-down, lightweight coupe with an upclocked 4.3-liter V8, giving it 420hp, 40 more than the base model. Sources say the car will arrive in late 2007 as a 2008 model, priced in the $150,000 range. The RS model will also have a stiffer suspension, an aerodynamically attuned body kit, carbon fiber roof and 19-inch mag-alloy wheels. Top speed will be in the 190mph range. Yes, please.

Aston Martin to Launch "Hard Core" V8 Vantage RS [Edmunds]

New Aston Martin V8 Vantage Volante to Hit in 2007 [internal]