The Aston Martin V8 Vantage RS is a light-weight (1270kg) version of the V8 Vantage but with more power. The RS weighs 150kg less than the standard Vantage while putting out an additional 40hp (totalling at 420hp).

Light-weight Baby Aston

When these photos first hit the web a few days ago, a conclusion was jumped to that this might be the US spec V8 Vantage (otherwise known as the baby Aston Martin). But Autogespot.nl has done some digging around and realised that this might just be the Aston Martin V8 Vantage RS. It turns out that the RS was announced in December 2005 for late 2007 but it seems that it has drifted slowly from our minds, especially now with the release of the DBS at Pebble Beach.

The Aston Martin V8 Vantage RS is a light-weight (1270kg) version of the V8 Vantage but with more power. The RS weighs 150kg less than the standard Vantage while putting out an additional 40hp (totalling at 420hp). Aston Martin seems to be keen to compete more vigorously with the Porsche GT3 and Audi R8.

Three additional photos after the source link.

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