The Aston Martin Vantage gets new features for 2009, including an updated engine, lighter flywheels for better throttle response, stiffer suspension, a redesigned center console and hard-disk drive (HDD) navigation. The Vantage is available as a coupe or as a convertible with a power-operated cloth soft top that can be lowered in 18 seconds, even at 30 mph. Powered by 4.7L V8 engine capable of 420 hp and 346 lb-ft of torque, the Vantage is equipped with rear-wheel drive and a six-speed manual transmission, or optionally a six-speed automatic with steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters. Zero to 60 mph is clocked at 4.7 seconds, and the maximum speed is 180 mph. EPA-estimated fuel economy numbers for the manual transmission are 12 mpg city/19 mpg hwy, and for the Sportshift automatic, 13/19. Aston Martin Vantage standard features include 18-inch wheels, 10-way power sport seats, leather upholstery, automatic climate control and a six-CD changer. Xenon headlights, cruise control, a navigation system, 19-inch wheels, heated seats and seat memory are options.Read more Read less
After being completely redesigned for 2006, Aston Martin's Vantage continues into 2009 with few changes. The Vantage's V8 engine has grown to 4.8L and now generates 420 hp. Aston Martin has tinkered with the Sportshift transmission, and now it's more responsive and features smoother shifts. The center control console has been redesigned and the car adopted a version of big brother DBS' electronic key system.
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The two-seat 2009 Vantage is more of a pure sports car than the larger, heavier 2+2 models from Aston Martin, and the Vantage ranks as the most affordable vehicle in the British automaker's exclusive model line. It's a direct competitor to the Porsche 911, and possibly the Jaguar XKR and the Audi R8.
Vantage 2 Door Cpe(manual)
Vantage 2 Door Cpe(sportshift)
Vantage 2 Door Rdstr(manual)
Vantage 2 Door Rdstr(sportshift)