In lieu of race season, I have decided to dedicate June’s Car Of The Month to the ever so lovely, Aston Martin Vantage. The car my Dad races in the IMSA Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge Series! Whether on the race track or down the street, the Aston Martin Vantage has power, balance, and looks. The street version is every Bond fan’s dream. It has the Jame Bond sneaky appearance, the V8 or V12 engine with raging horsepower for both, and a seven-speed gear box for the V12 to shift away from bad guys. Talk about pedal to the medal! And since there are two engines to talk about, we will break each one down so you can drool over both 😉
The Aston Martin V8 Vantage
Make, Model: Aston Martin, Vantage.
Engine: 4.7- liter V8 Engine, six-speed manual or seven-speed automatic.
Engine Performance: Car and Driver reports this fast chick running 420 hp, going 0-62 mph in 4.7 seconds!
Weight: This roadster weighs 3726 lbs.
MPG: The manual version runs 14.4 MPG city, 27.2 MPG highway, combined 20.5 MPG.
Interior: Insanely nice interior with all the bells and whistles this luxury company is known for. Bluetooth, touchscreen carrying the new AMi 2 Infotainment System, cameras….the whole nine yards! You won’t be disappointed.
The Aston Martin V12 Vantage S
Year, Make, Model: 2017, Aston Martin, Vantage S. This special addition car is spectacular, which I guess is why they only released 100 cars.
Engine: 5.9- liter V12 Engine, seven-speed manual or seven-speed automatic, reaching top speeds of around 205 mph.
Engine Performance: Insane 565 hp doing 0-60 mph in 3.7 seconds!
Weight: 3670 lbs.
MPG: 21.1 combined MPG
So if you aren’t drooling yet something is wrong. Talk about speed and beauty! You can check out the IMSA race online and watch the whole thing by clicking this link! Make sure to root for the number 99 Aston Martin Vantage Invisible Glass Race Car with Automatic Racing!! Going on at Watkins Glen Race Track this weekend.