The modern version of the V8 Vantage is a hand built sports car manufactured by the British company Aston Martin. In the past, Aston Martin utilized the “Vantage” label on high performance variants of their GT models. The modern version, however, is the most agile and leanest car in the line up of Aston’s three models. It is intended to compete with such vehicles as the Porsche 911.
The car was first introduced in the year 2005 at the Geneva Motor Show. It is a two seat, two door coupe that boasts bonded aluminum to maintain lightness and strength. For practical purposes, the car features a hatchback style tailgate. It also comes with a massive luggage shelf, which is situated behind the seats.
The Aston Martin Vantage V8 is made by hand at the Aston Martin factory in Cologne, Germany – the same place where the V12 Configuration is manufactured.
In the United States of America, the V8 Vantage retails for $110,000. Aston Martin has affirmed that it plans on building up to three thousand copies each year. The cars come built with exclusive interiors containing leather upholstery on the seats, the shift knob, the dashboard, and the steering wheel.