Unchanged for the 2014 model year, the Aston Martin V8 Vantage caters to those who can handle the responsibility of a six-figure priced sports car. A two-seat sports car constructed on an aluminum body structure, the sleek British shape of the 2014 Aston Martin V8 Vantage closely resembles the higher-end Vanquish model. Standard 19-inch wheels on Bridgestone Potenza tires keeps the 2014 Aston Martin V8 Vantage firmly in contact with the ground. The interior of the 2014 Aston Martin V8 Vantage is aligned with the sporty yet luxurious exterior styling partially thanks to the use of rich leather. A convertible roadster is offered in addition to the hardtop version of the 2014 Aston Martin V8 Vantage. Both body configurations of the 2014 Aston Martin V8 Vantage offer a base trim and a racier S trim version. The 2014 Aston Martin V8 Vantage S model involves an upgraded braking and suspension setup as well as a quicker steering ratio. The 2014 Aston Martin V8 Vantage’s power is derived from an all-aluminum 4.7 liter eight-cylinder engine. A high compression powerplant, the engine propelling the V8 Vantage features potent performance at low and high speeds. The only six-speed manual transmission available in the entire 2014 Aston Martin line-up is offered on the V8 Vantage. The location of both the engine and the transmission of the 2014 Aston Martin V8 Vantage have been mounted close to the central area of the vehicle for maximized handling balance. Available on the 2014 Aston Martin V8 Vantage base model but standard on the V8 Vantage S is a seven-speed Sportshift II gearbox.