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Aston Martin launches suped up V8 Vantage

Aston Martin has launched the new V8 Vantage S which has been boosted with an extra 20bhp, taking total power output on its 4.7-litre V8 to 430bhp. Aston Martin V8 Vantage S

The Vantage S comes with a new Sportshift II seven-speed automated manual transmission, specifically designed for the Vantage S. Aston Martin claims the new system means it’s possible to shift through the gears a lot quicker.

The bodywork has been given a few muscular tweaks with a carbonfibre front bumper complete with larger air intake feeding the engine and brakes. New 19-inch V-spoke wheels are fitted as standard, but there is an optional 10-spoke light weight wheel option too.

Dr. Ulrich Bez, CEO of Aston Martin, said: “The Vantage S epitomises every attribute of the V8 Vantage and pushes the driver experience beyond what we have offered before.

“It combines dynamic exhilaration with all the charming finesse, beauty and practicality already associated with the Vantage range.”

The Vantage S is available to order now as a roadster or coupe. Pricing is yet to be confirmed but it’s likely to be around £120,000.

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