So here we go again... you already saw the teaser and rumored the Coupé is next, huh? You were right!
As it is quite late, I'm tired and i won't find the right words to describe this sweet ride I really hope you accept some excerpts from Aston Martin's official press release...
About this creation
Aston Martin unveiled the production version of its eagerly awaited Aston Martin V8 Vantage at the 2005 Geneva International Motor Show on Tuesday 1st March. First shown as a concept car at the 2003 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, the Aston Martin AMV8 Vantage immediately caused a worldwide sensation as it allows Aston Martin to enter a new sector of the premium sports car market with a genuine alternative to other cars that are currently on offer.
It will be built at Aston Martin's Headquarters at Gaydon, Warwickshire, UK, and completes the current Aston Martin line-up. This now comprises the flagship Aston Martin Vanquish S, the elegant Aston Martin DB9 and the agile Aston Martin V8 Vantage.
STYLING & DESIGN
The exterior of the Aston Martin V8 Vantage is beautiful and perfectly proportioned from every angle with a low purposeful stance. Each carefully detailed feature provides graphic evidence of the painstaking craftsmanship and quality, which is synonymous with the Aston Martin marque.
The long bonnet and two-seater cabin creates an instantly recognisable stance, while minimal front and rear overhangs, combined with a wide track, appear to push the rear wheels out and enhance the extremities of the bodywork. At the rear a hatchback offers practicality not normally found in sports cars of this type.
Woooohoooo, a psychedelic wallpaper!
Offered with an imaginative combination of different leathers, contemporary fabrics and aluminium, Aston Martin V8 Vantage customers will have an extensive choice of standard body and trim colours from which to choose.
Inside, Aston Martin's craftsmanship is matched to striking 21st century style. The dials are made from aluminium, and together with the switchgear have a very distinct design and unique Aston Martin look and feel.
The Aston Martin V8 Vantage is a two-seater, with the rear environment offering a large luggage shelf area accessed by a tailgate.
Note the flipping hat rack
The advanced quad-cam 32-valve engine is individually hand assembled by skilled Aston Martin technicians at the company's new engine production facility in Cologne, Germany, where every Aston Martin engine, including the V12 for Vanquish S and DB9, is built.
The all new 380 bhp engine is a 4.3 litre, low emissions all aluminium alloy V8, unique to Aston Martin. This new V8 uses the latest technology to deliver outstanding performance in all environments.
So much about the rather boring press release... Nevertheless we hope you enjoyed the V8 Vantage Coupé presentation. For now we say "Goodbye!" with yet another obligatory wallpaper shot.
And before I forget: this one is also a MOC by Sven
Hey, are you kidding? You're still there...?!
Come on, there's nothing more ... go home!
OK, another "Guess-what"-teaser... you knew this will happen, right?