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Geneva 2011: Aston Martin V8 Vantage S

Aston Martin will present at the Geneva Motor Show 2011, the new Aston Martin V8 Vantage S, flagship of the new V8 version. Inspired aesthetic by the V12 Vantage, offers the 4.7-liter V8 in a version of the 430 bhp, 10 more than the N420 and 490 Nm of torque, combined with the new robotic Sportshift II 7-speed transmission, 20% faster than the old version and lighter with 24 kg. This important change contributes to the overall lighter with 30 kg, leading the V8 Vantage S to declare a mass of 1600 kg.

Among other changes, the Aston Martin V8 Vantage S offers a Sport button to enhance the sound of the discharge and speed up gear changes, a new more direct steering ratio (2.6 turns, compared with 3 laps total), shorter rear axle ratio to enhance acceleration, larger brakes with 380 mm front discs, new rear suspension setup to improve the grip and recalibration of the DSC stability control in its sportiest mode.

“The Vantage S epitomises every attribute of the V8 Vantage and pushes the driver experience beyond what we have offered before,” says Dr. Ulrich Bez, CEO of Aston Martin, “It combines dynamic exhilaration with all the charming finesse, beauty and practicality already associated with the Vantage range.”

According to information provided by EVO UK, this model will cost about 15,000 euro more than the base Aston Martin V8 Vantage, for the coupe start at £102,500 and £110,700 for the roadster. Sell a kidney and make it happen.

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