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1977-1989 ASTON MARTIN V8 Vantage specifications

1977-1989 ASTON MARTIN V8 Vantage specifications Classic and Performance Car

With 1977 the Queen’s Silver Jubilee year, Britain seemed keen to celebrate all that was best about itself... so what better time for the V8 Vantage to be launched? Hailed as ‘Britain’s first supercar,’ its 5.3-litre V8 unleashed an incredible 438bhp. The dash to 60mph took just 5.4 seconds; top speed was 170mph. Visually, the car could be distinguished by a blanked-off grille and bonnet scoop. 1978’s Oscar India variant adopted a small boot spoiler and a smoother bonnet, with the car continuing in this form until 1990. The rich person’s Ford Capri!

Production

  • Production:
    313
  • Price at launch:
    £20,000
  • Price (excellent)
    £125,000
  • Price (good):
    £100,000
  • Price (average):
    £60,000
  • Price (project):
    £30,000

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    5.4secs
  • Top speed:
    168.0mph
  • Power:
    438.0bhp
  • Torque:
    400.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    13.0mpg

Engine

  • Configuration:
    V8
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    carburettor

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, double wishbone, coil spring
  • Suspension Rear:
    de Dion axle, Watt linkage, coil spring
  • Steering:
    rack and pinion
  • Bodyframe:
    metal monocoque
  • Transmission:
    Five-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Length:
    4623mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2610mm
  • Width:
    1829mm
  • Height:
    1327mm
  • Weight:
    1818kgs

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