Aston Martin Vantage

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Aston Martin Vantage
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Overview
Manufacturer Aston Martin
Production 1972–1973
71 produced[1]
Body and chassis
Class Sports car
Body style 2-door coupe
Layout FR layout
Related Aston Martin V8
Powertrain
Engine 4.0 L Tadek Marek I6
Chronology
Predecessor Aston Martin DBS
Successor Aston Martin DB7

Aston Martin has used the Vantage name on a number of vehicles, normally indicating a high-performance version of another model. In one case, during 1972–1973, the Vantage was a distinct model, being a straight-6 powered version of the DBS, a car that had been launched as a straight-6 but was by that time V8-powered (as the DBS V8).

Visual cues include a unique 2-headlight front clip with DB6-like grille. It was also the last Aston Martin to come equipped with wire wheels. Just 71 examples were built.

The Vantage was the last straight-6 Aston Martin until the 1993 DB7.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Edwards, Robert (2004). Aston Martin. Sparkford: Haynes Publishing. p. 95. ISBN 1-84425-014-8. 

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