Aston Martin today launched a very special edition V8 Vantage S for Continental Europe. The new Aston Martin Vantage SP10 takes its inspiration from the brand’s numerous successes on the race track.
The SP10 is inspired by the Aston Martin Vantage GT4 race car and will be available as a coupé and roadster. Power is rated at 436hp and top speed at 305km/h. The V8 Vantage S will be offered for the first time with a manual transmission
Aston Martin has named the new special edition model Vantage SP10. The inspiration behind it is its namesake class SP10 in the VLN series, in which GT4 racing cars compete at the Nürburgring. It will be offered in a bespoke specification that reflects its close affinity with the racing car.
Jeffrey L. Scott, Managing Director of Aston Martin Lagonda of Europe said;
With the new Vantage SP10 we are now offering a V8 Vantage S with a special motorsport and race track flair – at a competitive price point.
The Vantage SP10 will feature a six-speed manual transmission. It will utilize a 4.7-litre V8 engine, which produces 436hp and 490Nm on the road, the V8 Vantage S manages 0-100km/h in 4.5 seconds and reaches a top speed of 305km/h. Customers can also choose the optional Sportshift II automated manual seven-speed transmission that was developed for the introduction of the V8 Vantage S and which allows for gear changes that are around 20% quicker than the previous transmission, shorter transmission ratios and optimum gear shifting hence faster acceleration and a more sporty driving experience.
The V8 Vantage S has an extremely rigid aluminium chassis, the ideal platform for a racing car but also the perfect basis for a sporty road car. Both the Coupé and the Roadster are available in Ceramic Grey Metallic. The convertible top of the Roadster is finished in Titan Grey. It comes fitted with 19-inch cast alloy rims with V-shaped spokes in a diamond turn finish and painted in high-gloss black and the black brake calipers.
The interiors for both coupe and roadster are top notch; the Coupé features characteristic Vantage S seat and backrest covers and a sports steering wheel in Black Alcantara, silver stitching and a roof liner in Black Alcantara.
The Roadster features black leather seat and backrest covers and a black leather steering wheel, also with silver stitching. Both versions are equipped with a centre console in Piano Black. The instrument panel is trimmed entirely with leather and embellished with silver stitching.
The interior is finally enhanced through electrically operated seats; satellite navigation, cruise control and Bluetooth telephone preparation. There is a 750W Premium Audio Sound System or the 1000W Bang & Olufsen BeoSound Audio System as an optional extra.
Aston Martin is acknowledging these GT4 success stories with the new Vantage SP10, in its centenary year. The special edition is available as a Coupé or Roadster and is exclusively available in Europe excluding Great Britain. The base price for the Aston Martin Vantage SP10 is €96,635 (plus VAT and local charges). It can be ordered now at all Aston Martin dealerships in Europe.