The 2014 Aston Martin V8 Vantage is available as a two-seat coupe or soft-top convertible roadster. Besides the standard Vantage molding, higher performance Vantage S is also available. The 2014 Aston Martin V8 Vantage standard features include nineteen-inch wheels, xenon headlights, power folding heated mirrors, sensors front and rear parking, remote key-less entry, cruise control, automatic climate control, full, interior trimmed power adjustable seats leather, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a rear view auto-dimming mirror, Bluetooth phone connectivity, navigation system, rear view camera, six-CD changer, satellite radio, an auxiliary audio input interface and a USB / iPod audio.
A step forward for the 2014 Aston Martin V8 Vantage S adds a slightly more powerful engine, a front splitter and carbon fiber rear diffuser, a sport suspension and upgraded interior trim. These features are available as options on the base Vantage. The 2014 Aston Martin V8 Vantage options include setting either dark or chrome grille, a multitude of colors, brake caliper, a wind deflector convertible switches, glass, carbon fiber or wood interior trim a simulated roof, heated seats, seat functions of memory, a more powerful premium audio system update or an audio system Bang & Olufsen. Aston Martin also offers a huge amount of paint colors and leather, along with a high degree of customization.
2014 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Interior
For the most part, the 2014 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Interior makes the occupants feel special. Supple leather wide stripes adorn most surfaces, accented by contrast stitching. Even starting the engine has some ceremony as well as to insert the key fob heavy glass (the “Control Unit Emotion” as Aston Martin calls it) into a slot on top of the dash and hold to raise the engine.
As the smallest and least expensive in the lineup Aston Martin model, the Vantage has a cabin that is almost identical to its more expensive DB9 Rapide and siblings. As is the case also suffers from some of the same mistakes as those models. By today’s standards, the electronics interface source-Volvo is far behind the times, as is the navigation system by Garmin. Some of the switches and knobs also lack the kind of quality you would expect in an exotic sports car.
Even by the standards of sports cars, Vantage cabin feels restrictive, although some may experience all wraps. For the feet are on the narrow side, however, and can cause some discomfort after some hours of travel. On the positive side, the coupe trunk can contain up 10.6 cubic feet of cargo, but drops Roadster only 5 cubic feet. Unfolding or folding convertible top takes about 18 seconds.
2014 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Engine
On the 2014 Aston Martin V8 Vantage is a 4.7-liter V8 that produces 420 horsepower and 346 pound-feet of torque. The six-speed manual transmission is standard with a seven-speed automated manual clutch only available as an option. Aston Martin estimates a 0-60 mph time of 4.7 seconds with the traditional manual transmission. The EPA estimated fuel economy of 15 mpg combined (13 city / 19 highway) with the manual and 16 mpg combined (14 city / 21 highway) with the automatic. The V8 Vantage S increases output to 430 horsepower and 361 pound-feet of torque, while returning estimated fuel identical.
2014 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Safety
2014 Aston Martin V8 Vantage standard safety features on all models the anti-lock disc brakes with brake assist, traction and stability control, Hill Start Assist, the front and rear parking and side airbags that protect the head and torso sensors. The 2014 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Roadster adds deploy able roll bars.