Aston Martin’s rooflines are some of the hottest numbers in car couture. They’re low cut, tight fitting, and steaming with sex appeal. The lovely V8 Vantage goes headless with the new Vantage roadster. The Vantage all aluminum, glued and riveted VH chassis preserved the much-applauded handling, by stiffening it for sun scooping duty with 44 pounds of additional bracing. The cammy 4.3 liter V8 producing 380 horsepower only lacks bottom end torque, the big power not arriving until after 4000 rpm. Vantages use Italian made Graziano six speed manuals mounted ahead of the rear axle.
Aston’s management, headed by Ulrich Bez is credited with breathing new life and real performance into the brand.