2013 Aston Martin V8 Vantage  -  $126,615


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $126,615
Base Invoice: $0
Destination Charge: $2,115
Options: $2,100
Trim: 2dr Cpe
Doors: 2
Drive train: Rear Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 15 | City: 13 | Hwy: 19
Body Style: 2dr Cpe
Transmission: 6-speed manual transmission
Engine: 4.7L DOHC 32-valve V8 engine

Pros

Mighty powertrains with strong acceleration; great seats; opportunities to customize; a shape that looks great in coupe or roadster form


Model Highlights

The Vantage lineup is offered in V12 Vantage and V8 Vantage versions, as well as either a Coupe or Roadster.

V8 Vantage versions include a 4.7L V8, making 420 horsepower. It comes with either a 6-speed manual gearbox or 7-speed auto-shift manual. V8 Vantage S models get the latter, plus a 430-hp version of the engine. V12 Vantage versions come with a 6.0L V12 engine that makes 510 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque and mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox.

On the outside, V12 models can be spotted only through their additional hood venting; there are few other changes on the outside. Roadsters come with a power soft-top arrangement, as well as a different rear damper and spring setup. V8 Vantage S models offer a sports suspension upgrade that includes some of the V12 Vantage changes, with a revised rear anti-roll bar, different shocks and uprated springs. Both models ride on Pirelli P Zero Corsa tires, and stopping power is provided by Brembo 4-wheel disc brakes.

There are two user-selectable driving modes in the Vantage S. The Normal mode softens throttle response and switches to a somewhat quieter, more refined exhaust note. Switch over to the Sport mode, and response gets sharper, plus an exhaust bypass that opens at a certain level of accelerator travel to create a sportier, more 'raw' exhaust note.

Compared to the Coupe, Vantage Roadster models get a redesigned trunklid--including more of a 'flip' up at the back, for aerodynamics, as well as a different lower front air intake. The Roadster's soft top fits under a metal tonneau.

The Vantage is nearly 173 inches long, or about the same length as a compact sedan. They're 2-seaters, with plenty of space even for taller adults to sprawl out--although there isn't a lot of headroom to spare.

In Coupe and Roadster models, the carbon-fiber front splitter and diffuser are hand-made. Inside, the Vantage models have real glass switches in the center stack, while interior trim pieces are made of true carbon fiber.

Equipment on all Vantage models includes automatic climate control, full power accessories, a trip computer, reverse parking sensors, power seats with lumbar support, variable intermittent wipers and headlight washers.

Carbon fiber lightweight seats are an option, bringing 6-way adjustable seats with fixed backrests, trimmed with full leather, with an exposed carbon-fiber frame. Standout options include front parking sensors, cruise control, satellite radio and a 13-speaker, 1,000-watt Bang & Olufsen BeoSound audio system, with Alcantara (faux suede) trim, polished alloy treadplates, an umbrella with built-in holder, and all sorts of custom color combinations for the carpet, upholstery, and headliner. Those who like the look of carbon-fiber trim might also want to consider either the Exterior Carbon Pack (rear light housing, side strakes, and mirror caps) or the Interior Carbon Pack (dash, shifter and door pulls).


Model News

After a round of significant improvements last year, the 2013 V8 Vantage gets a new sport suspension option, as well as a newly standard rearview camera and rain-sensing wipers.

The Vantage is also the lowest-priced point of entry in the Aston Martin lineup with a starting base price of $122,400.


Value Writeup

The Vantage is the most affordable car from Aston Martin, and is neither a light-and-lean roadster nor a performance-oriented grand touring coupe. Rather than taking on other exclusive high-performance cars, it's positioned against other sport-touring models like the BMW M6, Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG and Jaguar XKR-S.

A simplified, more 'honest' driving experience is one argument for the Vantage, in this age of seemingly endless custom settings in some models for driving characteristics. EPA fuel economy ratings for the V8 Vantage, at 13 mpg city, 19 highway, aren't bad, considering this car's performance focus and traditional V8 engine.


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
12.2

EPA Classification
Minicompact

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3

Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
19 MPG

Cruising Range - City
275.60 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
13 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
15 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
402.80 mi

Engine Type
Gas V8

Displacement
4.7L/289

Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
420 @ 7000

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
346 @ 5750

Trans Type
6

Trans Description Cont.
Manual

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.15

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.95

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.44

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.15

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.94

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77

Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.39

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.91

Passenger Capacity
2

Front Head Room
36.7 in

Front Leg Room
42.8 in

Wheelbase
102.5 in

Length, Overall
172.6 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
73.4 in

Height, Overall
49.4 in

Track Width, Front
62.0 in

Track Width, Rear
61.5 in

Trunk Volume
10.6 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3595 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Independent double wishbone

Suspension Type - Rear
Independent double wishbone

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs

Front Tire Size
P245/40ZR19

Rear Tire Size
P285/35ZR19

Front Wheel Size
19 x 8.5 in

Rear Wheel Size
19 x 10.5 in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
15.0 x -TBD- in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
13.0 x -TBD- in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
21.2 gal

Basic Years
3

Basic Miles/km
100,000

Drivetrain Years
3

Drivetrain Miles/km
100,000

Corrosion Years
10

Corrosion Miles/km
100,000

Roadside Assistance Years
2

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
100,000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
13V228000

Mfg's Report Date
MAY 29, 2013

Component
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

Potential Number of Units Affected
689

Summary
Aston Martin is recalling certain model year DB9, Virage, V8 Vantage, V12 Vantage, and Rapide vehicles manufactured from May 14, 2012, through April 10, 2013. Due to a manufacturing error, the throttle pedal arm may break.

Consequence
If the throttle pedal arm breaks, the engine will return to idle and the driver will be unable to maintain or increase engine speed, increasing the risk of a crash.

Aston Martin will notify owners, and dealers will replace the throttle pedal assemblies. The recall began July 19, 2013. Owners may contact Aston Martin customer service by calling 1-888-923-9988. Aston Martin's recall number is RA-03-0016.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 or go to www.safercar.gov.

6-speed manual transmission

4.7L DOHC 32-valve V8 engine -inc: resonance induction system, variable inlet camshaft timing

Limited slip differential

3.91 rear axle ratio

Rear wheel drive

Push-button ignition w/clear glass button

Battery disconnect switch

4-wheel double wishbone independent suspension w/coil springs -inc: aluminum dampers

Speed-sensitive pwr rack & pinion steering

Pwr 4-wheel ventilated disc brakes -inc: radial-mounted 4-piston monobloc calipers

Positive torque control

Stainless steel exhaust w/active bypass valves

Grey brake calipers

19" x 8.5" front/19" x 10" rear V-spoke diamond-turned silver finish aluminum wheels

P245/40ZR19 Bridgestone Potenza front tires

P285/35ZR19 Bridgestone Potenza rear tires

Body color front/rear bumpers

Carbon fiber front splitter

Carbon fiber rear diffuser

Body-side moldings

Projector beam halogen headlamps

Xenon (HID) headlamps w/pwr wash

LED indicators, side lamps & brake lamps

Pwr folding heated mirrors w/memory

Variable intermittent windshield wipers

160W AM/FM/MP3/WMA/WAF stereo w/6-disc in-dash CD changer -inc: USB input, iPod integration

Pwr sport bucket seats w/manual lumbar

Full-grain leather seat trim

Contrast stitching

Center armrest w/storage & cup holder

Tilt/telescopic adjustable steering column

Leather wrapped steering wheel

Glass & polished stainless steel Emotion Control Unit (ECU) engine starting system

Aluminum-faced organic electroluminescent instrumentation -inc: trip computer

Front floor mats

Pwr windows

Pwr door locks

Remote keyless entry w/trunk release

Anti-theft alarm system w/immobilizer

Air conditioning w/automatic temp control

Rear window defogger

Auxiliary pwr outlet

Alcantara headlining

LED map lamps

Driver/passenger visor vanity mirrors

4-wheel anti-lock braking system w/electronic brakeforce distribution & emergency brake assist

Traction control

Dynamic stability control

Positive torque control

Battery disconnect switch

Side impact door beams

Front & rear crumple zones

Driver & front passenger dual stage airbags

Head & thorax side impact airbags

Passenger airbag on/off switch

Tire pressure monitor system

Parking assist reversing sensors

 
GAS GUZZLER TAX
$2,100

 
6-SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION
$0

 
7-SPEED SPORTSHIFT II AUTOMATED MANUAL TRANSMISSION
$0

 
JET BLACK
$0

 
METEORITE SILVER
$0

 
TUNGSTEN SILVER
$0

 
ONYX BLACK
$0

 
MAGMA RED
$0

 
MIDNIGHT BLUE
$0

 
APPLETREE GREEN
$1,020

 
VIRIDIAN GREEN
$1,020

 
MARRON BLACK
$1,020

 
COBALT BLUE
$1,020

 
HARDLY GREEN
$1,020

 
SILVER BLONDE
$1,020

 
MADAGASCAR ORANGE
$1,020

 
MARIANA BLUE
$1,020

 
STRATUS WHITE
$1,020

 
HAMMERHEAD SILVER
$1,020

 
MORNING FROST WHITE
$5,380

 
FIRE RED
$5,380

 
SUNBURST YELLOW
$5,380

 
STORM BLACK
$5,380

 
QUANTUM SILVER
$5,380

 
LIGHTNING SILVER
$5,380

 
DBS SPECIAL COLOR
$2,270

 
PREVIOUS ASTON MARTIN COLOR
$3,785

 
OTHER MANUFACTURER COLOR
$3,785

 
MATCH TO CUSTOMER SAMPLE
$8,330

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
BALTIC BLUE, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
PHANTOM GREY, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
IRON ORE RED, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
SPICY RED, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
DARK MOCHA, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
CHAINMAIL GREY, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
OBSIDIAN BLACK, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
LORDS RED, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$1,020

 
AURORA BLUE, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$1,020

 
BLUE HAZE, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$1,020

 
SPECTRAL BLUE, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$1,020

 
BITTER CHOCOLATE, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$1,020

 
SANDSTORM, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$1,020

 
MOON SHADOW, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$1,020

 
CREAM TRUFFLE, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$1,020

 
EIFEL GREEN, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$1,020

 
MADAGASCAR TAN, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$1,020

 
KESTREL TAN, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$1,020

 
SAHARA TAN, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$1,020

 
TUSCAN TAN, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$1,020

 
DEEP PURPLE, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$1,020

 
FALCON GRAY, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$1,020

 
CHANCELLOR RED, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$1,020

 
MATCH TO SAMPLE LEATHER SEATING COLOR
$5,380

 
MAGNUM SILVER MESH PKG
$750

 
CARBON FIBER BODY PKG
$6,380

 
BATTERY CONDITIONER
$150

 
BLACK COLOR BRAKE CALIPERS
$1,020

 
RED COLOR BRAKE CALIPERS
$1,020

 
SILVER COLOR BRAKE CALIPERS
$1,020

 
YELLOW COLOR BRAKE CALIPERS
$1,020

 
SPORTS SUSPENSION
$3,785

 
19" X 8.5" FRONT/19 X 10" REAR V-SPOKE DIAMOND-TURNED GRAPHITE FINISH ALUMINUM WHEELS
$1,595

 
19" X 8.5" FRONT/19 X 10" REAR 10-SPOKE DIAMOND TURNED ALLOY WHEELS
$3,190

 
19" X 8.5" FRONT/19" X 9.5" REAR 10-SPOKE DIAMOND TURNED GRAPHITE FINISH FORGED ALLOY WHEELS
$3,785

 
BRIGHT FINISH GRILLE
$750

 
CARBON SIDE STRAKE
$1,595

 
MODEL BADGING DELETE
$0

 
CLEAR TAIL LAMPS
$750

 
700W PREMIUM AUDIO SYSTEM
$1,595

 
BANG & OLUFSEN BEOSOUND AUDIO SYSTEM
$8,330

 
SATELLITE RADIO
$1,495

 
BLUETOOTH PHONE PREP
$750

 
CARBON FIBER SEAT
$3,785

 
PERFORATED LEATHER INSERTS
$570

 
HEATED SEATS
$750

 
INTERIOR FINE STITCHING
$295

 
COLOR-KEYED STEERING WHEEL TRIM
$450

 
ADDITIONAL STAINLESS STEEL/SAPPHIRE KEY FOB
$750

 
LEATHER ECU KEY POUCH
$73

 
CONTEMPORARY CARPET COLOR
$1,020

 
CRUISE CONTROL
$450

 
ALARM SYSTEM UPGRADE
$450

 
SATELLITE NAVIGATION
$2,720

 
WALNUT FASCIA TRIM
$1,020

 
MAHOGANY FASCIA TRIM
$1,020

 
BAMBOO FASCIA TRIM
$1,020

 
TAMO ASH FASCIA TRIM
$1,020

 
PIANO BLACK FASCIA TRIM & IRIDIUM CENTER CONSOLE FINISH
$1,595

 
AUTO-DIMMING REARVIEW MIRROR W/INTEGRATED GARAGE DOOR OPENER
$450

 
PERSONALIZED SILL PLAQUES
$450

 
CONTEMPORARY HEADLINING COLOR
$1,020

 
SMOKERS KIT
$570

 
UMBRELLA W/HOLDER
$295

 
FIRST AID KIT
$145

 
FRONT PARKING SENSORS
$570

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