V8 Coupé/v8 Volante 1996-1999

VANTAGE - - The Specialist | Chicane -

SPEC­I­FI­CA­TION En­gine 5340cc, V8 Power 349bhp @ 6000rpm Torque 369lb ft @ 3700rpm 0-60mph 5.9sec Top speed 155mph+ With the Vi­rage run­ning out of steam in the mid-1990s, As­ton Martin re­launched the model as the V8 Coupé – ba­si­cally a Vi­rage with re­vised body­work in­spired by the new twin-su­per­charged Van­tage model, in­clud­ing its faired-in head­lamps and four round tail-lights. Power was slightly up, the ac­cel­er­a­tion slightly sharper and the top speed was quoted, not ter­rri­bly help­fully, as ‘over 155mph’. An im­prove­ment in al­most ev­ery way over the Vi­rage, sales were, how­ever, glacially slow. Just 101 Coupés and 63 Volantes were sold.

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