Aston Martin Vantage
|Aston Martin Vantage|
|Body and chassis|
|Class||Sports car (S)|
|Body style||2-door coupe|
|Related||Aston Martin V8|
|Engine||4.0 L Tadek Marek I6|
|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.
- "Newport Pagnell 6 Cylinder Cars". AstonMartins.com. Archived from the original on 20 July 2005. Retrieved 23 June 2005.
- Official Aston Martin Site – V8 Vantage Specification and Photos
|Aston Martin Lagonda road car timeline, 1948–present|
|Owner||David Brown||William Wilson||Minden & Sprague||Victor Gauntlett et al.||Ford||Independent Consortium|
|2.6 ltr||3 ltr||Rapide||Lagonda||Taraf|
|Grand Tourer||DB4||DB5 & Volante||DBS & Vantage||DB7||Vantage|
|DB1||DB2||DB2/4 & MKIII||DB6||DBS V8 & AM V8||V8 Virage||V8||DB9 & V12 Virage||DB11|
|V8 Vantage||V8 Vantage||Vanquish||DBS V12||Vanquish|
|DB4 Zagato||V8 Zagato||DB7 Zagato||DB AR1||V12 Zagato|