Aston launches V8 Vantage S
The S will be available in coupe or roadster form, and slot between the 'standard' V8 Vantage and the range-topping V12 version.
A retuned version of the V8's 4.7-litre engine will provide 430bhp – up 10bhp on the standard powerplant – while drive will be delivered through Aston's new seven-speed semi-automatic Sportshift II gearbox – with gearchange times slashed by 20% compared with the previous version.
The Vantage S also gets a quicker steering rack, larger front brakes, revised suspension, and a Sport button that quickens gearchanges and makes the throttle response more aggressive.
With its design inspiration drawn from the company's GT4 race car, styling modifications include a lower front bumper, reworked sills and 19-inch alloy wheels.
How much and when?
The V8 Vantage S is available to order now, and is priced at £102,500 for the coupe and £110,700 for the roadster version.
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