Aston Martin Vantage

Vantage is a term used Aston Martin in many of its vehicles.

Powerful special models

Usually run the uprated versions of the Aston Martin series, this addition. The Aston Martin DB6 Vantage for example, had a factory- tuned engine (325 hp ) yielded 239 kW instead of 207 kW ( 282 hp) of the basic model. Even later models like the Aston Martin V8 were offered as Vantage. This car was Timothy Dalton in the movie James Bond 007 - The Living Daylights. A special feature was the Aston Martin V8 Vantage Volante, which linked the tuned engine with the open body of the Volante.

Finally, the designation Vantage with a V12 from the DB7 Vantage driven as well as the 2005 featured entry level Aston Martin V8 Vantage was used.

Vehicles with the additional designation " Vantage "

The Aston Martin Vantage

Aston Martin DBS Vantage

Deviating from the designation Vantage 1972-1973 was used for an independent model. It was this is a vehicle that had been sold 1967-1972 than Aston Martin DBS and equipped with a modified straight-six.

Reason for the renaming of the car was a change of ownership, the Aston Martin took place in the summer of 1972. The longtime owner David Brown, the company had to sell for financial reasons. New owner was Corporate Developments. Their managers wanted to avoid in future any reference to David Brown (DB). Accordingly, it was the Vantage from Aston Martin DBS, while the otherwise identical eight-cylinder model DBS V8 Aston Martin V8 Saloon was for.

The six-cylinder Vantage received - as well as the V8 Saloon - a new front end with twin headlights and a traditional grille. Nevertheless, he was a discontinued model. The optically identical, much faster V8 saloon had long since overtaken him in the buyer 's favor, and that the six-cylinder was a little more economical than the V8, played no role in the period before the oil crisis. Therefore, only 70 Vantage were sold in little over a year. In most cases, there were cars that were still produced under the David Brown management " stockpiled ".

The Vantage was the last Aston Martin that was included with spoke wheels. He was also the last Aston Martin with six-cylinder engine until the introduction of the DB7 in 1993.

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Current models: DB9 | V12 Zagato | Vantage | Rapide | Vanquish

Historic models: Cygnet | DB1 | DB2 | DB2 / 4 | DB4 | DB4 GT Zagato | DB5 | DB6 | DB7 | DBS (1967 ) | DBS (2007 ) | Lagonda | Lagonda Rapide | One-77 | V8 ( 1996) | V8 | V8 Zagato | V12 Vanquish | Vantage | Virage | Virage (2011)

Motorsport: DBR1 | DBR2 | DB3 | DBR4 | DBR9 | DBRS9 | Lola - Aston Martin LMP1

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