The Aston Martin V8 Vantage was hailed at its 1977 introduction as "Britain's First Supercar" for its 170 mph top speed. Its engine was shared with the Lagonda, but it used high-performance camshafts, increased compression ratio, larger inlet valves and bigger carburettors mounted on new manifolds for increased output. Straight-line performance was the best of the day, with acceleration from 0–60 mph in 5.3 seconds, one-tenth of a second quicker than the Ferrari Daytona. The Vantage name had previously been used on a number of high-performance versions of Aston Martin cars, but this was a...
|Parent company:||Aston Martin|
|Automotive class||Coupé, Grand tourer, Convertible|
|Successor models:||Aston Martin Virage|