ASTON MARTIN V8 VANTAGE S

MANUAL TRANSMISSION // JUST 7K MILES // FULL ASTON MARTIN HISTORY

EQUIPMENT

Cinnabar Orange Exterior, 5-spoke Gloss Black Diamond Turned Wheels, Black Textured Tailpipe, Carbon Fibre splitter and diffuser, Side Strakes with Black Meshes, Black Front Grille, Deep-soft Pure Black Leather with Orange stitching, Orange thread embroidery of model designation in headrests, Black Blend Alcantara Headlining, Pure Black Carpet and Binding, Pure Black Alcantara Seat Accent and Door Insert, Carbon Fibre Herringbone facia, Black Hardware Pack, Electric Heated Sports Seats, Satellite Navigation, Reversing Camera, Front and Rear Parking Sensors, Electric Folding Wing Mirrors, Cruise Control, Sport Mode, Alcantara Multi-Function Steering Wheel, Climate Control, Air Conditioning, Bluetooth Connectivity, USB Interface, AUX input.

EXTERIOR

The achingly beautiful outline of the V8 Vantage S is highlighted in a dynamic metallic shade of Cinnebar Orange, a colour not often seen on the market, but one with significant depth and style. The Vantage S takes aero inspiration derived from Aston Martins GT4 race cars, with wider sills, pronounced tailgate lip and a deeper front spitter – giving this example a purposeful stance, whilst enhancing handling and performance under test.

With such low mileage, this rare example presents in virtually as new condition, with only the slightest signs of use to report. Paintwork has been further protected by an application of G Techiq Ceramic Coating.

INTERIOR

Open the swan hinged doors and you are greeted with an exclusive, luxury interior. The seats a swathed in Deep-soft Pure Black Leather, highlighted with contrasting orange stitching and thread embroidery of the model designation in the headrests. Sports-focussed highlights throughout the interior give a subtle nod to this Vantage’s DNA. As to be expected there are no cosmetic imperfections to be found inside this special car, and all switchgear and features operate without fault.

WHEELS AND TYRES

The 19”, 5-spoke Gloss Black Diamond Turned Alloys are all unmarked. Tyres are matching Bridgestone Potenza’s, all of which have ample tread remaining.

SERVICE HISTORY & PROVENANCE 

Delivered on 11th March 2017, this Vantage S has enjoyed impeccable annual servicing by Aston Martin Dealers from new. Recently serviced less than 100 miles ago, the intervals are as follows:

01/12/2017 – 1,290 miles – Aston Martin Bristol

14/11/2018 – 1990 miles – Aston Martin Bristol

18/10/2019 – 5,454 miles – Aston Martin Bristol

06/10/2020 – 5,781 miles – Aston Martin Bristol

13/10/2021 – 6,840 miles – Aston Martin Reading

28/09/2022 – 7,120 miles – Aston Martin Reading

Accompanying the history file are all servicing invoices, along with book packs, handbooks and two keys. Evidently well cared for, this Vantage S has been kept in a heated garage, under cover, only driven on special occasions and never in poor weather. 

THE DRIVE & ENGINE

Six years on from its launch, the Aston Martin V8 Vantage launched the latest evolution named the V8 Vantage S. Although differences were subtle, the exterior revisions strike a fine balance between aggression and style, while the tuneful engine and upmarket cabin remained a pure traditional sports car. More importantly, chassis tweaks sharpened the responses and improved driver involvement. Brutish, classy, fast and involving, the Vantage S oozes the kind of character fans of the marque love. Developed using lessons learned from the GT4 and N24 race cars, the Vantage S became the most driver-focused version of the established coupé.

Slotting into the line-up between the standard car and the mighty V12 Vantage, the S sees the 4.7-litre V8 tuned to its most potent output yet. An extra 10bhp takes power up to 430bhp, while torque rises by 20Nm to 490Nm. 

However, it’s the new gearbox that’s the biggest mechanical step. Designed exclusively for the S. The gearing is shorter, allowing easy access to 4,000rmp and above, where the Vantage S produces most of its power. 0-62mph is achieved in just 4.5 seconds.

This example boasts all the best features of a naturally aspirated sports car. Most importantly, in our opinion, the six-speed manual gearbox, making this car the perfect combination of engagement and performance. In a world full of hybrids and the fast demise of combustion engines, surely such a car will become highly collectible in years to come?