2008 Aston Martin Vantage  -  $114,750


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $114,750
Base Invoice: $0
Destination Charge: $1,350
Options: $2,100
Trim: 2dr Cpe Man
Doors: 2
Drive train: Rear Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: | City: 13 | Hwy: 20
Body Style: 2dr Cpe Man
Transmission: 6-speed manual transmission
Engine: 4.3L DOHC 32-valve V8 engine

Model Highlights

Power on the 2008 Aston Martin Vantage is provided by a 380-horsepower, 4.3L V8 with dry-sump lubrication--for more consistent oil distribution in high-performance track driving--and variable inlet cam timing. With the standard six-speed manual gearbox, the Vantage can race to 60 miles per hour in a respectable 5.0 seconds, reaching a top speed of 175 mph, and the engine revs up to a raucous 7,300 rpm.

There's also an optional SportShift transmission, which brings magnesium paddle shifters alongside the steering wheel to command quick upshifts or downshifts. It has a "creep" feature that allows the vehicle to behave like a conventional automatic when you lift off the brake pedal unlike several competing systems.

Handling is an especially strong suit for the Vantage. The gearbox is rear-mounted, for a more even weight distribution, the engine's dry-sump configuration allows it to be mounted low, and the wishbone suspension helps manage the power and weight well on tight, curvy roads. The two-seat Vantage is somewhat heavy for a small sports car yet quite light for a V8 tourer. Thanks to the extensive use of aluminum components, it weighs less than 3,600 pounds.

The interior is laid out with tight, cockpit-like accommodations for two yet has materials and conveniences as commonly offered in luxury cars. The Vantage is available in a wide range of trims, including mahogany, bamboo, walnut, and Piano Black finishings. Platinum silver fittings are also available.

Side air bags, electronic stability control, and anti-lock brakes are also standard. Key options include xenon headlamps, a navigation system, Bluetooth, a heated windshield, heated seats, and parking sensors.


Pros

Taut handling; image and exclusivity.


Model News

After being completely redesigned for 2006, Aston Martin's Vantage continues into 2008 largely unchanged. The center armrest has been redesigned to incorporate more storage nooks, and the sun visors have been slightly redesigned as well. Bluetooth is newly available across the model line.


Value Writeup

The two-seat 2008 Vantage is more of a sports car than the larger, heavier 2+2 models from Aston Martin, and the Vantage ranks as the most affordable vehicle in the British automaker's exclusive model line. It's a direct competitor to the Porsche 911, and possibly the Jaguar XKR and the Audi R8.


Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
20 MPG

Cruising Range - City
274.30 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
13 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
422.00 mi

Engine Type
Gas V8

Displacement
4.3L/262

Fuel System
MPFI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
380 @ 7300

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
302 @ 5000

Trans Type
6

Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.91

EPA Classification
Subcompact

Passenger Capacity
2

Wheelbase
102.4 in

Length, Overall
172.4 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
3594 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Independent

Suspension Type - Rear
Independent

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

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

Front Tire Size
P235/45ZR18

Rear Tire Size
P275/40ZR18

Front Wheel Size
18 x 8.5 in

Rear Wheel Size
18 x 9.5 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

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
36.5 ft

Brake Type
Power

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

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

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

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
21.1 gal

Basic Years
3

Basic Miles/km
Unlimited

Drivetrain Years
3

Drivetrain Miles/km
Unlimited

Corrosion Years
10

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
10V449000

Mfg's Report Date
SEP 23, 2010

Component
SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM:LOWER ARM

Potential Number of Units Affected
1090

Summary
ASTON MARTIN IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2007-2008 DB9 COUPE, DB9 VOLANTE, V8 VANTAGE COUPE, V8 VANTAGE ROADSTER, AND DBS COUPE VEHICLES. THE FRONT BOTTOM SUSPENSION ARM CAM BOLT COULD CRACK ALONG ITS SHANK ALLOWING THE LOWER CONTROL ARM TO MOVE.

Consequence
MOVEMENT OF THE LOWER CONTROL ARM WILL INFLUENCE THE DRIVER'S CONTROL OF THE STEERING OF THE VEHICLE INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE FRONT SUSPENSION LOWER CONTROL ARM CAM BOLTS. THIS SERVICE WILL BE PERFORMED FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR BEFORE OCTOBER 18, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT ASTON MARTIN CUSTOMER SERVICE AT 1-888-923-9988.

ASTON MARTIN SAFETY RECALL NO. RA-04-0014. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

4.3L DOHC 32-valve V8 engine

6-speed manual transmission

Limited slip differential

Traction control

Dynamic stability control

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

Front/rear anti-roll bars

P235/45ZR18 performance front tires

P275/40ZR18 performance rear tires

18" x 8.5" front 10-spoke aluminum wheels

18" x 9.5" rear 10-spoke aluminum wheels

Pwr rack & pinion steering

Pwr 4-wheel ventilated disc brakes

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

Positive torque control

Stainless steel exhaust w/active bypass valves

Body color front/rear bumpers

Body-side moldings

Projector beam halogen headlights

Variable intermittent windshield wipers

Pwr sport bucket seats

Full-grain leather seat trim

Driver/passenger manual lumbar adjustment

Center armrest w/storage & cup holder

Tilt/telescopic adjustable steering column

Steering wheel mounted audio controls

Trip computer

Tire pressure monitor system

Front floor mats

Pwr windows

Pwr door locks

Anti-theft alarm system w/immobilizer

Parking assist reversing sensors

160W Aston Martin AM/FM stereo w/6-disc in-dash CD changer & aux audio input

Air conditioning w/automatic temp control

Rear window defogger

Auxiliary pwr outlet

Driver/passenger visor vanity mirrors

Anthracite interior fittings & alloy fascia

Graphite interior fittings & gunmetal fascia

Alcantara headlining

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

Driver & front passenger dual stage airbags

Head & thorax side impact airbags

Traction control

Dynamic stability control

Side impact door beams

Front & rear crumple zones

 
GAS GUZZLER TAX
$2,100

 
CASPIAN BLUE LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
IRON ORE RED LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
OBSIDIAN BLACK LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
PARLIAMENT GREEN LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
PHANTOM GREY LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
ABSYNTHE GREEN LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$750

 
ARCTIC BLUE LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$750

 
BISON BROWN LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$750

 
BITTER CHOCOLATE LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$750

 
BLACK CHERRY LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$750

 
BLUE HAZE LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$750

 
CHANCELLOR RED LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$750

 
CREAM TRUFFLE LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$750

 
FALCON GREY LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$750

 
KESTREL TAN LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$750

 
MOON SHADOW LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$750

 
RED FOX LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$750

 
SAHARA TAN LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$750

 
SANDSTORM LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$750

 
SHARK BLUE LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$750

 
MATCH TO SAMPLE LEATHER SEATING COLOR
$4,545

 
BLACK CHERRY CARPET
$0

 
CASPIAN BLUE CARPET
$0

 
OBSIDIAN BLACK CARPET
$0

 
PARLIAMENT GREEN CARPET
$0

 
PHANTOM GREY CARPET
$0

 
BITTER CHOCOLATE CARPET
$450

 
BLUE HAZE CARPET
$450

 
SANDSTORM CARPET
$450

 
JET BLACK PAINT
$0

 
METEORITE SILVER PAINT
$0

 
MIDNIGHT BLUE PAINT
$0

 
ONYX BLACK PAINT
$0

 
TEMPEST BLUE PAINT
$0

 
TITANIUM SILVER PAINT
$0

 
TUNGSTEN SILVER PAINT
$0

 
TORO RED PAINT
$0

 
ALMOND GREEN PAINT
$750

 
BLUE SAPPHIRE PAINT
$750

 
CALIFORNIA SAGE PAINT
$750

 
GHILLIES GREEN PAINT
$750

 
GLACIAL BLUE 2 PAINT
$750

 
MERCURY SILVER PAINT
$750

 
MERLOT RED PAINT
$750

 
SLATE BLUE PAINT
$750

 
STRATUS WHITE PAINT
$750

 
PREVIOUS ASTON MARTIN COLOR PAINT
$1,895

 
OTHER MANUFACTURER COLOR PAINT
$2,805

 
OTHER MANUFACTURER SPECIAL PAINT
$3,785

 
SPECIAL COLOR/MATCH TO SAMPLE PAINT
$3,785

 
IVORY HEADLINER
$0

 
MOON SHADOW HEADLINER
$0

 
OBSIDIAN BLACK HEADLINER
$0

 
TAILORS GREY HEADLINER
$0

 
ABSYNTHE GREEN HEADLINER
$450

 
ARCTIC BLUE HEADLINER
$450

 
BLUE HAZE HEADLINER
$450

 
CHANCELLOR RED HEADLINER
$450

 
LIGHT TAN HEADLINER
$450

 
SHARK BLUE HEADLINER
$450

 
FINE STITCHING
$220

 
COLOR-KEYED LEATHER STEERING WHEEL
$295

 
HEATED SEATS
$450

 
MEMORY SEATS & MIRRORS
$450

 
AUTO-DIMMING REARVIEW MIRROR W/INTEGRATED GARAGE DOOR OPENER
$295

 
PIANO BLACK FACIA TRIM
$750

 
700W PREMIUM AUDIO SYSTEM
$1,595

 
SATELLITE RADIO
$1,250

 
SATELLITE NAVIGATION
$2,655

 
PREMIUM ALARM SYTEM
$295

 
BLUETOOTH PHONE PREP
$750

 
PERSONALIZED SILL PLAQUES
$295

 
SMOKERS KIT
$220

 
19" 7-SPOKE STYLED ALLOY WHEELS
$1,595

 
19" 7-SPOKE STYLED ALLOY WHEELS W/ANTHRACITE FINISH
$2,270

 
P235/40ZR19 FRONT/P275/35ZR19 REAR BRIDGESTONE POTENZA TIRES
$0

 
P245/40ZR19 FRONT/P285/35ZR19 PIRELLI P-ZERO SPORTS TIRES
$750

 
XENON (HID) HEADLAMPS W/POWERWASH
$795

 
BRIGHT FINISH GRILLE
$450

 
BATTERY CONDITIONER
$150

 
FIRST AID KIT
$145

 
UMBRELLA W/HOLDER
$230

 
PWR FOLDING MIRRORS
$450

 
CRUISE CONTROL
$450

 
FRONT WHEEL STONE GUARDS
$295

 
ALTERNATIVE COLOR BRAKE CALIPERS
$450

 
MODEL BADGING DELETE
$0

 
PASSENGER AIR BAG ON/OFF SWITCH
$0

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