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The V8 Vantage story – N24

The name of the first V8 Vantage to officially enter a race, Rose, is perhaps the most famous nickname any Aston Martin has received to date. Save Coal Scuttle, maybe. Aston Martin decided to use a car directly derived from the road going V8 Vantage to prove its racing abilities entering the Nürburgring 24h race.… Sigue leyendo The V8 Vantage story – N24

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The V8 Vantage story – Vantage Surname

In April 1950,  Aston Martin already under control of the industrialist David Brown unveiled the DB2. Shortly after, at the end of that same year the Vantage name was used for the first time in a tuned DB2 variant. DB2 Vantage improvements were limited just to its W. O. Bentley designed inline 6 engine. This… Sigue leyendo The V8 Vantage story – Vantage Surname

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The V8 Vantage story – AM05 engine

After having moved the vehicle manufacturing plant to Gaydon's modern factory, which produced 5,000 cars a year, the capacity and technology of the old engine division still based in Newport Pagnell was utterly insufficient. In order to meet the new requirements, Aston Martin moved in October 2004 its engine design and manufacturing plant to Cologne,… Sigue leyendo The V8 Vantage story – AM05 engine

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The V8 Vantage story – VH platform

The aluminium chassis, cornerstone of the Gaydon era Aston Martin range, was used for the first time in 2003. This allowed the brand to secure its future and greatly reduce costs by developing all its models based on the same platform. Aston Martin has named this chassis "Vertical Horizontal Platform (VH)". In spite of what… Sigue leyendo The V8 Vantage story – VH platform

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The V8 Vantage story – AMV8 prototype

Thanks to the financial support of a large automotive group such as Ford Motor Co. and under the direction of Dr. Ulrich Bez, Aston Martin set out to expand the range of models to reach a wider audience. The development project of a new sports car was aimed at settling in the market niche reserved… Sigue leyendo The V8 Vantage story – AMV8 prototype