Aston Martin announces V8 Vantage S

Martyn Collins

Could this be the ultimate evolution of the V8 Vantage? Well, Aston Martin has announced a new driver-focused 430bhp S version.

Coupe and roadster versions of this new Vantage feature a revised version of Aston Martin's own 4.7-litre V8 engine which has been tweaked to increase power and torque (490 Nm). This engine is mated to a specially developed seven-speed Sportshift II transmission.