ASTON MARTIN V8 VANTAGE ROADSTER
EXCEPTIONAL EXAMPLE // EXTREMELY HIGH SPECIFICATION
Aston Martin tracking (Category 5), Garage door opener, Aston Martin Audio System, Touchpad, branded umbrella and holder, First Aid kit, 8 way electrically adjusted heated memory Sports Seats with Isofix and embossed Aston Martin Wings logo, electrically adjusted heated door mirrors, multi function heated leather steering wheel, contrast leather stitching, carbon fibre interior details including centre console, Quad Black tailpipe finisher, illuminated push button start/stop, red tail lights, gloss black roll-over safety hoops, gloss black brake calipers with Aston Martin highlighted in white, enamel winged badges front/rear, black perforated smooth rolled leather interior, black cabin carpets with protective over-mats, black seat belts, Rotary Infotainment System Interface, automatic temperature control with dual zone climate control, keyless start/stop, keyless entry, front /rear parking sensors, TPMS, alarm + immobiliser, heated rear screen, auto steering column adjust, cruise control, blind spot detection, 360 Camera, Auto Parking (Parallel + Bay), side mirror tilt down on reverse, closed stowage and armrest, 8”inch LCD screen, iPod + iPhone integration + USB playback, DAB + AM/FM Radio, A2DP Bluetooth audio + phone streaming, metallic paint, Jewellery Pack, Gloss Black lower body package, silver/grey hood covering, vaned front grill with black finish, black under bonnet cross brace, LED high/low beam headlamps + integrated direction indicator, daytime running lights, position lamp, lock/unlock graphic theatre, signature full width LED tail lights with stop tail + dynamic indicator functions, clamshell bonnet, side cooling gills, electric park brake, DSC (Dynamic Stability Control), ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System), EBD (Electronic Brakeforce Distribution), EBA (Emergency Brake Assist), TC (Traction Control), HBA (Hydraulic Brake Assist), PTC (Positive Torque Control, DTV (Dynamic Torque Vectoring), Adaptive Damoing System (ADS) with Skyhook technology modes Sport/Sport+/Track.
Factory finished in Spirit Silver, the Marek Reichman design is said to draw inspiration from the track focused Vulcan and DB10, as featured in the James Bond movie Spectre, with the larger front grill which vastly improves engine cooling. Sleek and sensuous, the lines flow fluidly across both flanks, with cooling ducts to disperse unwanted brake generated heat. The dihedral swan doors, both practical and dramatic, assist entry/exit greatly. Most observers however, comment on how spectacular the new Vantage appears from the rear, wider than previous models, with swooping light bar spanning the entire width, quad exhausts and high gloss rear splitter. Presented here is spectacular condition.
Obsidian Black primary and secondary colour, with contrasting Chancellor Red stitching, facia colour Satin Carbon Fibre Twill, Jewellery Pack colour Dark Chrome. High quality materials are incorporated throughout the cabin, with every conceivable modern aid to hand within the driver zone. Vision is excellent, seats as expected from Aston, is both supportive and comfortable, heated, with electronic multi-adjustment, and memory function. The roof can be deployed in under 7 seconds and while on the move up to 31 mph. Rear load space is surprisingly good.
WHEELS AND TYRES
20”inch Satin Black diamond cut alloys, all in superb order.
Tyres are matching Pirelli P Zero’s with ample tread remaining.
Front – 255/40 ZR20 (101Y)
Rear – 295/35 ZR20 (105 Y)
SERVICE HISTORY & PROVENANCE
06/11/20 – Aston Martin Manufacturing Vehicle Engineering Centre – Pre-delivery Inspection
05/08/21 – 7567 miles – Aston Martin Gaydon
08/11/21 – 11,144 miles – Aston Martin Gaydon
Supplied with two keys and owner’s handbook. The car is HPI clear with certificate available upon request.
THE DRIVE & ENGINE
Power is provided by the AMG sourced 4.0 litre V8, producing 503 bhp @ 6000 rpm and 685 Nm of torque from 2-5000 rpm. Being mounted far back as possible, coupled with the rear-mid mounted ZF 8 speed transmission, near perfect 50/50 weight distribution has been achieved. Only weighting just over 1600 kgs, the front engine rear wheel drive Vantage is said to achieve claim performance figures of 0-60 mph in just 3.7 secs, and a top speed of 190+ mph. Sport, Sport+ and Track driving modes can be selected, which can be separated between drivetrain and chassis settings, customising your driving experience. Performance is effortless and the gearbox, a seamless delight. Engine and exhaust notes are vocal enough to excite, while over-run pops, crackles to enhance the experience. Electric power assisted and speed dependent rack and pinion steering. Front suspension has independent double wishbone design coil springs with anti-roll bar and adaptive damping, rear is multi-link coil springs with anti-roll bar adaptive damping. Carbon fibre prop-shaft, electronic differential (E-Diff0 and torque vectoring. With roof up or down, the Vantage Roadster must surely be one of the most accomplished and stylish GT companion for any memorable road trip.