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Aston Martin V8 Vantage

The Aston Martin V8 Vantage is a two door, two seater sports car full of luxury, available in two trims, the V8 Vantage Coupe and the V8 Vantage Roadster (convertible) with power cloth soft top. The V8 Vantage Roadster’s power-operated cloth soft top can be lowered in 18 seconds.

Standard equipment in the Aston Martin V8 Vantage includes xenon headlights, 19-inch wheels, eight-way power seats, automatic climate control, a limited-slip differential, rear parking sensors, power lumbar adjustment, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a battery deactivation switch and an audio system with a six-CD changer and an iPod/USB audio interface. The V8 Vantage Roadster adds a power soft top.

Other optional features includes memory functions, cruise control, heated seats, satellite radio, a wind deflector for the convertible, a navigation system, front parking sensors and a pair of upgraded sound systems.

Terms

V8, sports, luxury, convertible, soft-top, control, safety, sensors, paddles, performance, quality, appearance

The Sport Pack adds lightweight forged-aluminum wheels and revised springs, dampers and antiroll bars. Custom paint colors and leather are also available.

Standard safety features in the V8 Vantage includes traction and stability control, antilock disc brakes with brake assist, rear parking sensors and side airbags. The V8 Vantage Roadster adds pop-up roll bars and optional front parking sensors.

Every Aston Martin V8 Vantage is equiped with a 4.7liter V8 producing 420horsepower and 346 lb-ft of torque. A six-speed manual transmission is standard and a six-speed automatic with shift paddles is optional.

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Title › Aston Martin V8 Vantage

The interior of the Aston Martin V8 Vantage identical to larger, more expensive Aston Martin DB9, the difference is in size and performance (a V-8 engine instead of V-12 engine) but V8 Vantage has got better quality, appearance and style. Bothe share the same front seats, center stack and instrument cluster.

The cabin is small but full of modern design elements, well finished with classy, quality-feeling materials. Seats are comfortable with adequate head and leg room for two adults. There is reasonable amount of luggage space under the rear hatch. The cargo area in the V8 Vantage coupe’s hatchback provides 10.6 cubic feet of usable space, while the V8 Vantage convertible can hold 5 cubic feet of load.
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Aston Martin DBS

Aston Martin has been making car with futuristic look since quite long. Aston designed the DBS from the onset with open-air motoring in mind,

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and with the top up, “Volante” the convertible version of Aston Martin DBS keeps the coupe’s sleek profile mostly intact. The roof can be raised or lowered in 14 seconds at speeds of up to 30 mph. Compared with the fixed-roof car, the convertible is about 200 pounds heavier and 25 percent less rigid.

Aston Martin DBS has it’s top speed at nearly 190 mph. It takes four seconds to reach zero to sixty. The convertible is largely unchanged from the hardtop,

Terms

futuristic, volante, convertible, sleek, hardtop, six-speed, transmission, sport, gorgeous, delight, responsive

including the standard six-speed manual and optional automatic transmission — the latter fitted with a sport mode and column-mounted paddle shifters — two-stage adaptive dampers, carbon-ceramic disc brakes, and gorgeous 20-inch wheels.

Even at very high speed the ride quality of the Aston Martin DBS is an aural delight and satisfyingly responsive. Even in sport mode, the ride is firm but never feels shaky. Both versions, the Aston Martin DBS Coupe and Aston Martin DBS Volante fitted with 6.0 liter V12 48-Valve, 4/OHC, SEFI engine yielding 510 horsepower.

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Title › 2010 Aston Martin DBS

The huge brakes bring everything to a halt with stunning capability.

The safety features include airbags with dual stage deployment for both driver and front passenger, parking aid with ultrasonic sensors, trunk anti-trap device, etc. All exterior bits — including carbon-fiber accents, hood, fenders, and trunklid. Lightweight, 10-spoke wheels in place of the standard 20-spoke alloys are the only major option.

Features

2010 Aston Martin DBS Features

Coupe

Exterior, Design, Paint & Finish
– Front and Rear Carbon Fiber Underbody Aero Cladding
– Wheel Flares
– Front Air Dam
– Rear Spoiler
– Front and Rear Body Color Bumpers
– Rear Air Dam
– Alloy Grille
– Bright Trim Located On Dual Exhaust Pipes
– Air Intakes
– Metallic Paint (If Selected)

Seats
– Leather Seats
– Front Dual Power Lumbar Support
– Front Passenger Power Seat Adjusts 10 Ways Total
– Driver Power Seat Adjusts 10 Ways Total
– Front Dual Reclining Heated Sport Bucket Seats With Adjustable Seat Height, 3-Position Power Memory and Integral Headrests

Instrumentation
– Engine Start/Stop Button
– 3-Memory Adjustments For Driver Side Include Seats and Exterior Mirrors; Passenger Side Includes Seat
– Voice Activated Control For Bluetooth(R) Wireless Enabled Devices
– Tire Pressure Monitor
– Analog Clock
– Electroluminescent Instrumentation
– Trip Computer
– Steering Wheel Mounted Controls For Audio, Cruise Control and Wireless Enabled Devices
– Tachometer
– Cruise Control

Storage
– Front Dual Door Mounted Storage
– 2 Front; 2 Cupholders Total
– Glovebox
– Front Covered Lower Console Storage Located On Floor

Interior, Design, Decor & Floor Covering
– Carbon Fiber Trim Located On Doors and Door Handles
– Contrast Stitching Located On Center Floor Console, Doors and Instrument Panel
– Leather Steering Wheel
– Carpet Located In Passenger Cabin and Trunk
– Semi-Aniline and Alcantara Leather Located On Center Floor Console, Doors, Instrument Panel and Steering Wheel
– Alloy Trim Located On Center Floor Console, Instrument Panel and Shift Knob
– Front Floor Mats

Exterior Lighting
– Low Beam High Intensity Discharge Headlights and High Beam Halogen Headlights
– High Pressure Headlight Washers

Safety
– Driver Airbag With Dual Stage Deployment
– Front 3-Point Seatbelts
– Passenger Airbag With Dual Stage Deployment
– Crumple Zones
– Front Side Airbags
– Front and Rear Electronic Parking Aid With Ultrasonic Sensors
– Crash Sensor Disconnects Battery
– Trunk Anti-Trap Device
– Side Guard Door Beams

Braking & Traction
– 4-Wheel Anti-Lock Brakes
– Brake Assistance
– Rear Limited Slip Differential
– Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) Vehicle Stability Control System
– Electronic Brake Force Distribution
– Traction Control
– Carbon Ceramic Front Power 398-mm Ventilated Disc and Rear Power 360-mm Ventilated Disc Brakes

Steering
– Telescopic Steering Column
– Tilt Steering Column
– Servotronic Power Speed Sensing Rack and Pinion Variable Assisted Steering

Engines & Emissions
– 6.0-Liter, V12, 48-Valve, 4/OHC, SEFI Engine; Front/Longitudinal Mounted With Horsepower Of 510@6500, Torque Of 420@5750, Alloy Block and Alloy Cylinder Heads

Suspension
– Independent Double Wishbone Rear Suspension With Coil Springs and Shock Absorbers
– Rear Stabilizer Bar
– Independent Double Wishbone Front Suspension With Coil Springs and Shock Absorbers
– Front Stabilizer Bar
– Adaptive Damping System (ADS) Automatic Interactive Adaptive Variable Suspension

Remote Controls & Remote Releases
– Keyless Entry Operated Via Key Fob
– Remote Fuel Door Release
– Sapphire Emotion Control Unit (ECU) Card Key
– Universal Garage Door Opener
– Remote Decklid Release Located Inside Vehicle and On Multi-Function Remote
– Multi-Function Remote Operates Anti-Theft, Door Lock/Unlock and Trunk

Anti-Theft & Locks
– Power Door Locks Operated Via Remote, Internal Switch and Card Key
– Power Decklid Lock/Unlock Via Multi-Function Remote
– Vehicle Anti-Theft Via Alarm and Engine Immobilizer

Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning
– Automatic Climate Control

Electrical
– Front Power Outlet
– Battery Saver
– Battery

Interior Lighting
– Front Map Lights

Entertainment, Communication & Navigation
– Front Auxiliary Audio Input Jack
– iPod(R) Auxiliary Audio Input Jack Includes Portable Audio Connectivity
– Subwoofer
– Digital Signal Processor (DSP) Pre-Programmed Equalizer
– AM/FM Radio With 1000-Watts, Bang & Olufsen Beosound Sound System and 10 Speakers Total; 6-Disc CD Changer
– Wireless Communication Access For Bluetooth(R) Wireless Enable Devices
– Hard Drive
– In-Glass Radio Antenna
– GPS and Hard Drive Navigation Aid
– USB Adapter

Specifications

2010 Aston Martin DBS Specifications

Coupe

Engine
Standard Engine 6.0L V12
Standard Transmission 6 Speed Manual
Cylinders 12
Horsepower @RPM 510@6500
Fuel Economy Cty/Hwy 11 / 17
Combined Fuel Economy 13
EPA Class Mini-Compact
Number of Valves 48
Torque @RPM N/A
Fuel Type System Gas Engine / Multi-Port Fuel Injected
Turbo (Yes/No) No
Overdrive Transmission Yes
Battery Output N/A
Compression 10.9:1
Displacement 5935 / 362
Bore X Stroke 3.50×3.13
Cruising Range 266.5 miles
Final Drive Gear Ratio Opt N/A
Power to Weight Ratio 7.6
Final Drive Ratio No
Valves Configuration 4 Overhead Cam
Supercharged No
Electric HorsePower RPM N/A
Electric Torque Feet Per Pound N/A (foot-lbs)
Electric Torque RPM N/A
Electric HorsePower BHP N/A

Interior Dimensions
Seating (Standard) 2
Seating (Optional) 4
Tow Capacity (Standard) NR
Tow Capacity (Maximum) NR
Headroom (Front) N/A
Headroom (Row 2) N/A
Hiproom (Front) N/A
Hiproom (Row 2) N/A
Legroom (Front) N/A
Legroom (Row 2) N/A
Shoulder Room (Front) N/A
Shoulder Room (Row 2) N/A
Seating (Maximum) 4
Headroom (Row 3) N/A
Hiproom (Row 3) N/A
Legroom (Row 3) N/A
Shoulder Room (Row 3) N/A

Brakes, Steering, Suspension and Tires
Brakes (Front) Disc
Brakes (Rear) Disc
Driveline Rear Wheel Drive
Driveline (Opt) N/A
Steering Rack & Pinion
Steering Diameter Left N/A
Steering Diameter Right N/A
Suspension (Front) Independent
Suspension (Rear) Independent
Tire Type Passenger
Tire Width 245 mm
Tire Aspect Ratio 35
Tire Construction Radial
Tire wheel Diameter 20 in.

Capacity and Volume
Cargo Volume (EPA) 5 cu. ft.
Cargo Volume (MFR) 5 cu. ft.
Fuel Capacity 20.5
Passenger Volume (EPA) 78
Passenger Volume (MFR) N/A
Box/Cargo Height N/A
Box/Cargo Length N/A
Box/Cargo Width (Wheel) N/A
Box/Cargo Width (Wall) N/A
GVWR Standard N/A
GVWR Maximum N/A
Payload Standard N/A
Payload Maximum N/A

Exterior Dimensions and Weight
Curb Weight MT 3737
Curb Weight AT 3837
Ground Clearance N/A
Height 50.4
Length 185.9
Top Type (Standard) Hard Fixed
Top Type (Optional) N/A
Track (Front) N/A
Track (Rear) N/A
Weight Distribution AT (Front) N/A
Weight Distribution AT (Rear) N/A
Weight Distribution MT (Front) N/A
Weight Distribution MT (Rear) N/A
Wheelbase 107.9
Width 75.0
Doors (Standard) 2
Doors (Maximum) 2

Crash Test Ratings, Sales and Origin
Crash Test Rating N/A / N/A
Sales Volume N/A
Where Built Germany

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