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Aston Martin V8 Vantage S: The Video

Fri, 11 Mar 2011 00:00:00 -0800

Aston Martin V8 Vantage S on track at the Ascari Circuit in Spain

We’re always up for a bit of Aston Martin goodness, so we were more than happy to report in January that Aston Martin has added a bit of extra oomph to the V8 to create the Aston Martin V8 Vantage S.

To be honest, there’s not a huge amount of extra power on the Vantage V8 S – just 10bhp – but there are a chunk of tweaks that make it very appealing, including a new seven speed Sportshift ‘box, sharper steering, better braking and a bit of suspension tweaking to make the V8S that bit more aggressive.

All this new V8 S goodness was served up at the Geneva Motor Show last week, but we got a bit sidetracked with the new Aston Martin Virage – or DB9 Ghia – in a marmite shade of orange hogging AM’s Geneva stand.

Which means we didn’t get round to bringing you any extra detail of the V8S from the show. So when we got some footage of the V8 Vantage S out playing at the Ascari Circuit in Spain from Aston Martin this morning, we figured the least we could do is put it up to view.

Whatever your opinion of Aston Martin, it would be hard not to enjoy this bit of video of the new Vantage V8 S strutting its stuff at Ascari. It looks wonderful – which is pretty much a given with any Aston Martin – but it is also an aural treat.


By Cars UK