Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Aston Martin updates V8 Vantage for 2010

Aston Martin may have launched an updated version of its V8 Vantage just over a year ago, but the British sports car maker is planning another update for the 2010 model year. Although no radical changes are in store, the updates promise to make the V8 Vantage more up to date with the rest of Aston Martin’s lineup.

The V8 Vantage’s sheet metal will remain relatively unchanged for the 2010 model year, but a few trim pieces will be updated for the new decade. Outback the V8 Vantage now sports the same clear taillights first seen on the V12 Vantage. New side sills are borrowed from the N400 and a new mesh inserts are used on side and hood-mounted vents.

A few new items will be added to the V8 Vantage’s option list for the 2010 model year, including new-design 19-inch wheels, weight-saving carbon-Kevlar sport seats and a 1,000 watt Bang & Olufsen sound system.

There are now power updated to report for 2010, but Aston Martin did manage to reduce the V8 Vantage’s emissions. Manually-equipped V8 Vantage models now spew 315 g/km CO2, down from 328 g/km. Sportshift models see a further reduction in CO2 emission, dropping to 300 g/km CO2. Emissions reductions hold true for coupe and roadster models.

No comments:

Post a Comment