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Aston Martin V8 Vantage Roadster

The Aston Martin V8 Vantage Roadster was developed along side the Vantage coupe and the British car maker have made great efforts to keep the weight increases of the additional chassis stiffening to a minimum. Sophisticated alloys and composite materials are used in the body to cut down the weight and increase rigidity. The end result is a car whose performance matches its hard roofed brother.

The german built 4.3 litre V8 engine has been upgraded to a 4.7 litres which can power the Roadster to 60mph in 4.7 seconds and then on to a potential maximum speed of 180mph. The bigger capacity engine gives a very welcome boost in power giving the Vantage the punch that the original lacked.

Two transmission alternatives are available for the V8 Vantage Roadster: a six-speed Graziano conventional stick-shift manual gearbox or Aston Martin’s new Sportshift automated manual transmission.

Aston Martin V8 Vantage Roadster Details

Production dates2007-current
Length 4385 mm / 173 in
Width inc. mirrors 1865 mm / 73 in
Height 1270 mm / 50 in
Wheelbase 2600 mm / 102 in
Luggage capacity 144 litres / 5.09 cu ft
Fuel tank capacity 80 litres / 21.1 US gal
Warranty 3 years or unlimited miles
Service intervals 10,000 miles

Aston Martin V8 Vantage Roadster

Aston Martin V8 Vantage Roadster Specifications

Fuel type Super Unleaded
Engine type V8
Engine capacity 4735 cc
Power 420@7300 bhp
Torque 346@5000 lb.ft
Transmission type 6-spd manual / 6-spd sportshift
Kerb weight 1710 kg / 3770 lb
UK retail price from £95,080
UK insurance group 20

Aston Martin V8 Vantage Roadster Performance

Max speed (manual) 180 mph / 290 kph
Max speed (auto) 180 mph / 290 kph
0-60mph (manual) 4.7 seconds
0-60mph (auto) 4.7 seconds
0-100kmph (manual) 4.8 seconds
0-100kmph (auto) 4.8 seconds

Aston Martin V8 Vantage Roadster Economy and Emissions

EU combined MPG (manual) 20.5 mpg
EU combined MPG (auto) 21.9 mpg
CO2 emissions (manual) 321 g/km
CO2 emissions (auto) 299 g/km

Aston Martin V8 Vantage S Roadster

The Aston Martin V8 Vantage S Roadster is a more aggressively sporty version of the standard Vantage. It comes with firmed up suspension, wider tyres and a seven-speed version of Aston Martin’s Sportshift automated manual transmission. The engine is tuned to squeeze out a few more horses and a welcome boost in torque. It’s certainly a quicker car around a track but less of a useable road car than the standard model.

Aston Martin V8 Vantage S Roadster Specifications

Fuel type Super Unleaded
Engine type V8
Engine capacity 4735 cc
Power 430@7300 bhp
Transmission type 6-spd manual / 7-spd sportshift
Kerb weight 1690 kg / 3726 lb
UK retail price from £105,080
UK insurance group 20

Aston Martin V8 Vantage S Roadster Performance

Max speed (manual) 190 mph / 306 kph
Max speed (auto) 190 mph / 306 kph
0-100kmph (manual) 4.5 seconds
0-100kmph (auto) 4.5 seconds

Aston Martin V8 Vantage S Roadster Economy and Emissions

EU combined MPG (manual) 21.9 mpg
EU combined MPG (auto) 21.9 mpg
CO2 emissions (manual) 299 g/km
CO2 emissions (auto) 299 g/km

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