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2009 Aston Martin V8 Vantage - First Look

May 27, 2008
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No one would have necessarily called the first one underpowered, but the Vantage is back for 2009 with even more grunt. The next-generation car sees engine displacement increased from 4.3 to 4.7 liters and now throws down 420 hp and 346 lb-ft of torque-increases of 11 and 15 percent, respectively. Both the six-speed manual and optional Sportshift transmissions benefit from a modified clutch and flywheel to increase engine response, and improvements have been made to the suspension, including new steering geometry for more direct input and low-friction Bilstein dampers for both improved ride quality and dynamic capability. A new Sports Pack has also been made available, which comprises lightweight forged alloy wheels, re-tuned dampers, uprated springs and a revised rear anti-roll bar.

Possibly most exciting, though, is the car's engine note-absolutely intoxicating at full throttle. But you'd expect that from an Aston. Look for a full driving impression in the October issue.

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2009 Aston Martin V8 Vantage

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Layout
Longitudinal front engine, rear-wheel drive

Engine
4.7-liter V8, dohc, 32-valve

Transmission
Six-speed manual; optional six-speed Sportshift sequential manual

Suspension
Double wishbone front and rear, anti-dive, anti-squat, anti-lift geometry

Brakes
Four-piston monobloc calipers, ventilated steel rotors

Dimensions
Length/Width/Height (in.): 172.5/80.0/49.5
Wheelbase: 102.5 in.
Curb Weight: 3,595 lb

Performance
Peak Power: 420 hp @ 7000 rpm
Peak Torque: 346 lb-ft @ 5750 rpm
0-60 mph: 4.7 sec.
Top Speed: 180 mph

Price Tag: TBA

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