When somebody says Aston Martin, the 1st thing that comes to mind is James Bond. Itâ€™s because Aston Martin is what he usually uses in his movies. This year, James Bond has another toy. Itâ€™s the all new Aston Martin V8 Vantage S. This convertible sports car has a 4.8 liter V8 engine and 430 horses in a 7300 RPM.
Aston's new Sportshift II has a 7 sport shift transmission of dual-clutch engagement, shifted by paddles on the steering wheel. The transmission provides 20 percent quicker shifts than the six-speed Sportshift. Top speed is projected at 190 mph. A derived floating disc front brake system complete with large discs and new six-piston calipers ensure immense stopping power.
Exterior modifications include a revised front bumper finished in carbon fiber, a larger front air intake, side sills, and a choice of 19-inch V-spoke wheels or optional 10-spoke forged wheels. When it comes to the rear, its tailgate is fashioned in a more distinct â€˜flipâ€™ and with its carbon fiber diffuser; it extracts air from beneath the car.