2011 Aston Martin V8 Vantage S

When somebody says Aston Martin, the 1st thing that comes to mind is James Bond. It’s because Aston Martin is what he usually uses in his movies. This year, James Bond has another toy. It’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 ‘flip’ and with its carbon fiber diffuser; it extracts air from beneath the car.

This Vantage is available in either the coupe and or the roadster. With its sensational performance, ride and handling characteristics, the new V8 Vantage S is the benchmark sports car.