The 2013 Aston Martin V8 Vantage is available as a coupe and two-or soft-top illalah convertible. In addition to the standard Vantage color, high-performing Vantage S is also available. The V12 Vantage is covered in a separate review. The 2013 Aston Martin V8 Vantage standard features include 19-inch wheels, xenon lights, its power-heated mirrors, front and rear parking sensors, entry keyless, cruise control, automatic climate control, interior, seats full leather-trimmed power-adjustable, a tilt-and-telescoping the steering wheel, auto dimming rearview mirror, Bluetooth phone connectivity, navigation system, rearview camera, a six-CD, satellite radio, an auxiliary jack audio and a USB / iPod audio interface.
Stepping to the 2013 Aston Martin V8 Vantage S adds the slightly more powerful engine, a carbon-fiber front splitter and the rear diffuser, the sport-tuned suspension and upgraded interior color. These features are available as options on the base Vantage. Options for 2013 Aston Martin V8 Vantage color include black grill or chromed, the vast majority of the brake caliper colors, a convertible wind deflector, glass replacement, carbon fiber or wood interior trim, a mixture of Sweden Headliner, heated seats, seat memory functions, a more powerful premium update audio or system Bang & Olufsen audio. Aston Martin offers a large number of paintings and leather colors and a high degree of customization.
2013 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Interior
For the most part, the 2013 Aston Martin V8 Vantage interior of the occupants feel special. Swaths Wide leather supple drape existing majority, accented by contrasting stitching. Even the ceremony to start the engine has some well as installing heavy glass key fob (the “Motion Control Unit” as the Aston Martin calls it) into a slot on the dash and hold down the shift motor.
As the smallest model and least expensive in the Aston Martin, the Vantage shows the cockpit is almost identical to the DB9 and its expensive and Rapid siblings. As such, it also suffers from some of the same missteps those models. Contemporary standards, the Volvo sourced electronics interface well behind the times, as the navigation system Garmin-based. Some of the switches and knobs are quite Bumili in quality and lack the specialness we’d expect in an exotic sports car.
Even the sports car standards, the cockpit’s Vantage feel stronger, even though some may enjoy the all-enveloping. Foot sources on the side of the narrow, however, and may cause some discomfort after a few hours touring. Plus side, the coupe body can hold up to 10.6 cubic feet of cargo, but drops the illalah’s only 5 cubic feet. Deploying or stowing the soft convertible top takes about 18 seconds.
2013 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Engine
Powering 2013 Aston Martin V8 Vantage is a V8 4.7-liter that produces 420 horsepower and 346 pound-feet of torque. A manual transmission and six-speed standard, with a seven-speed single-clutch automated manual is available as an option. Aston Martin estimates for 0-60 Mph of 4.7 seconds and a traditional manual transmission. The Epa estimates fuel economy at 15 mpg combined (13 city / 19 highway) and 16 mpg manual and combined (14 city / 21 highway) for the automatic. The 2013 Aston Martin V8 Vantage S increases the output to 430 hp and 361 LB-ft of torque, while returning from the same fuel economy estimates.
2013 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Safety
Standard safety features on all models V8 Vantage include antilock disc brakes with brake assist, traction control and stability, hill start assist, front and rear parking sensors and side airbags that provide head and chest protection. The 2013 Aston Martin V8 Vantage illalah adds a pop-up roll bars.