2013 Aston Martin V8 Vantage

2013 Aston Martin V8 Vantage

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Style NameFuel TypeDrive TypeMPGMSRP
2dr ConvGasoline FuelRear Wheel DriveCity: 13
Hwy: 13
2dr Conv SGasoline FuelRear Wheel DriveCity: 13
Hwy: 13
2dr CpeGasoline FuelRear Wheel DriveCity: 13
Hwy: 13
2dr Cpe SGasoline FuelRear Wheel DriveCity: 13
Hwy: 13

2-door Sub-Compact Passenger Car
Rear Wheel Drive
Base MSRP: $122,400.00
Invoice: $0.00
Hwy MPG: 19 mpg
City MPG: 13 mpg


Mighty powertrains with strong acceleration; great seats; opportunities to customize; a shape that looks great in coupe or roadster form

Model Highlights

The Vantage lineup is offered in V12 Vantage and V8 Vantage versions, as well as either a Coupe or Roadster.

V8 Vantage versions include a 4.7L V8, making 420 horsepower. It comes with either a 6-speed manual gearbox or 7-speed auto-shift manual. V8 Vantage S models get the latter, plus a 430-hp version of the engine. V12 Vantage versions come with a 6.0L V12 engine that makes 510 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque and mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox.

On the outside, V12 models can be spotted only through their additional hood venting; there are few other changes on the outside. Roadsters come with a power soft-top arrangement, as well as a different rear damper and spring setup. V8 Vantage S models offer a sports suspension upgrade that includes some of the V12 Vantage changes, with a revised rear anti-roll bar, different shocks and uprated springs. Both models ride on Pirelli P Zero Corsa tires, and stopping power is provided by Brembo 4-wheel disc brakes.

There are two user-selectable driving modes in the Vantage S. The Normal mode softens throttle response and switches to a somewhat quieter, more refined exhaust note. Switch over to the Sport mode, and response gets sharper, plus an exhaust bypass that opens at a certain level of accelerator travel to create a sportier, more 'raw' exhaust note.

Compared to the Coupe, Vantage Roadster models get a redesigned trunklid--including more of a 'flip' up at the back, for aerodynamics, as well as a different lower front air intake. The Roadster's soft top fits under a metal tonneau.

The Vantage is nearly 173 inches long, or about the same length as a compact sedan. They're 2-seaters, with plenty of space even for taller adults to sprawl out--although there isn't a lot of headroom to spare.

In Coupe and Roadster models, the carbon-fiber front splitter and diffuser are hand-made. Inside, the Vantage models have real glass switches in the center stack, while interior trim pieces are made of true carbon fiber.

Equipment on all Vantage models includes automatic climate control, full power accessories, a trip computer, reverse parking sensors, power seats with lumbar support, variable intermittent wipers and headlight washers.

Carbon fiber lightweight seats are an option, bringing 6-way adjustable seats with fixed backrests, trimmed with full leather, with an exposed carbon-fiber frame. Standout options include front parking sensors, cruise control, satellite radio and a 13-speaker, 1,000-watt Bang & Olufsen BeoSound audio system, with Alcantara (faux suede) trim, polished alloy treadplates, an umbrella with built-in holder, and all sorts of custom color combinations for the carpet, upholstery, and headliner. Those who like the look of carbon-fiber trim might also want to consider either the Exterior Carbon Pack (rear light housing, side strakes, and mirror caps) or the Interior Carbon Pack (dash, shifter and door pulls).

Model News

After a round of significant improvements last year, the 2013 V8 Vantage gets a new sport suspension option, as well as a newly standard rearview camera and rain-sensing wipers.

The Vantage is also the lowest-priced point of entry in the Aston Martin lineup with a starting base price of $122,400.

Value Writeup

The Vantage is the most affordable car from Aston Martin, and is neither a light-and-lean roadster nor a performance-oriented grand touring coupe. Rather than taking on other exclusive high-performance cars, it's positioned against other sport-touring models like the BMW M6, Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG and Jaguar XKR-S.

A simplified, more 'honest' driving experience is one argument for the Vantage, in this age of seemingly endless custom settings in some models for driving characteristics. EPA fuel economy ratings for the V8 Vantage, at 13 mpg city, 19 highway, aren't bad, considering this car's performance focus and traditional V8 engine.


To get up to date 2013 Aston Martin V8 Vantage values, we highly recommend you evaluate and compare the Retail, Private Party, and/or Trade-In Values from the following reputable market pricing providers:

Exterior Color Interior Colors

Tungsten Silver

  • Eifel Green

Onyx Black

  • Eifel Green

Marron Black

  • Eifel Green

Match To Customer Sample

  • Eifel Green

Madagascar Orange

  • Eifel Green

Stratus White

  • Eifel Green

Morning Frost White

  • Eifel Green

Viridian Green

  • Eifel Green

Lightning Silver

  • Eifel Green

Hammerhead Silver

  • Eifel Green

Quantum Silver

  • Eifel Green

Magma Red

  • Eifel Green

Hardly Green

  • Eifel Green

Silver Blonde

  • Eifel Green

Appletree Green

  • Eifel Green

Midnight Blue

  • Eifel Green

Fire Red

  • Eifel Green

Sunburst Yellow

  • Eifel Green

Storm Black

  • Eifel Green

Cobalt Blue

  • Eifel Green

Meteorite Silver

  • Eifel Green

Mariana Blue

  • Eifel Green


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year12.2
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score3
EPA ClassificationMinicompact


DrivetrainRear Wheel Drive
Trans Type6
Trans Description Cont.Manual
First Gear Ratio (:1)3.15
Second Gear Ratio (:1)1.95
Third Gear Ratio (:1)1.44
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)1.15
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)0.94
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)0.77
Reverse Ratio (:1)2.39
Clutch SizeN/A
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)3.91
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy19 MPG
Cruising Range - City275.60 mi
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City13 MPG
Fuel Economy Est-Combined15 MPG
Cruising Range - Hwy402.80 mi
EPA MPG Equivalent - CityN/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - HwyN/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - CombinedN/A
Battery RangeN/A
Engine TypeGas V8
Fuel SystemElectronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM420 @ 7000
SAE Net Torque @ RPM346 @ 5750
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)N/A
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)N/A
Cooling System
Total Cooling System CapacityN/A


Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity2
Passenger VolumeN/A
Front Head Room36.7 in
Front Leg Room42.8 in
Front Shoulder RoomN/A
Front Hip RoomN/A
Second Head RoomN/A
Second Leg RoomN/A
Second Shoulder RoomN/A
Second Hip RoomN/A
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase102.5 in
Length, Overall172.6 in
Width, Max w/o mirrors73.4 in
Height, Overall49.4 in
Track Width, Front62.0 in
Track Width, Rear61.5 in
Min Ground ClearanceN/A
Liftover HeightN/A
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume10.6 ft³


Weight Information
Base Curb Weight3595 lbs
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.N/A
Suspension Type - FrontIndependent double wishbone
Suspension Type - RearIndependent double wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - FrontN/A
Shock Absorber Diameter - RearN/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - FrontN/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - RearN/A
Front Tire SizeP245/40ZR19
Rear Tire SizeP285/35ZR19
Spare Tire SizeN/A
Front Wheel Size19 x 8.5 in
Rear Wheel Size19 x 10.5 in
Spare Wheel SizeN/A
Front Wheel MaterialAluminum
Rear Wheel MaterialAluminum
Spare Wheel MaterialAluminum
Steering TypePwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), OverallN/A
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)3.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to CurbN/A
Turning Diameter - Wall to WallN/A
Brake TypePwr
Brake ABS System4-Wheel
Brake ABS System (Second Line)N/A
Disc - Front (Yes or )Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness15.0 x -TBD- in
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness13.0 x -TBD- in
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx21.2 gal
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, ApproxN/A

Warranty Information

3 Years/100,000 Miles

3 Years/100,000 Miles

10 Years/100,000 Miles

Roadside Assistance:
2 Years/100,000 Miles

Recall Information


Mfg's Report Date:
MAY 29, 2013


Potential Number Of Units Affected:

Aston Martin is recalling certain model year DB9, Virage, V8 Vantage, V12 Vantage, and Rapide vehicles manufactured from May 14, 2012, through April 10, 2013. Due to a manufacturing error, the throttle pedal arm may break.

If the throttle pedal arm breaks, the engine will return to idle and the driver will be unable to maintain or increase engine speed, increasing the risk of a crash.

Aston Martin will notify owners, and dealers will replace the throttle pedal assemblies. The recall began July 19, 2013. Owners may contact Aston Martin customer service by calling 1-888-923-9988. Aston Martin's recall number is RA-03-0016.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 or go to www.safercar.gov.

Rebate Information

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