Specifically designed for driving enthusiasts, the Vantage S boasts a 4.7-liter V8 engine with 430 hp (321 kW / 436 PS) and 490 Nm (361 lb-ft) of torque.

Aston Martin has officially unveiled the V8 Vantage S at the Geneva Motor Show.

Specifically designed for driving enthusiasts, the Vantage S boasts a 4.7-liter V8 engine with 430 hp (321 kW / 436 PS) and 490 Nm (361 lb-ft) of torque. It is connected to a new seven-speed 'Sportshift II' transmission which enables the car to accelerate from 0-60 mph in approximately 4.5 seconds, before hitting a top speed of 189 mph (305 km/h). In terms of efficiency, owners can expect to average 12.9 L/100km (21.9 mpg IMP / 18.2 mpg US) and emit 299 grams of CO2 per kilometer.

While the added power is always welcome, the big news is in the handling department as engineers have installed a sport-tuned suspension, a new dynamic stability control system, and beefier front brakes.

In terms of design, the Vantage S is distinguished by a carbon fiber front splitter, aerodynamic side skirts, a larger rear spoiler, and a carbon fiber rear diffuser. Additionally, the car is outfitted with modified bumpers, a sport exhaust system and 19-inch alloy wheels with high-performance Bridgestone tires.

While the exterior tweaks are extensive, the interior stays relatively untouched. Despite this, the cabin features a sport steering wheel, Weave Alloy trim, and plenty of Vantage S badging.

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