The Aston Martin Vantage series comes of age with the new Aston Martin V8 Vantage S is characterized by a host of new driver-focused features all designed to push the sharp dynamic of the Vantage a standard reference level new.
Aston Martin V8 4.7-liter engine is designed to provide peak power of 430 horsepower (436 hp / 321 kW) at 7300 rpm and maximum torque of 490 Nm (361 lb.ft) 5000 rpm , together with new ground-up developed Sportshift ™ II, The transmission is a report designed specifically for Aston Martin V8 Vantage short seven-speed S to produce the best participation and the hard driver.
“Aston Martin V8 Vantage S crystallizes all the features of the V8 Vantage and the driver to push the experience more than we offered before,” says Dr Ulrich Bez Aston Martin chief executive officer, “which combines all the charm, excitement dynamic subtlety, Beauty and practicality have already joined the Vantage range. “
Revisions to the dynamic center of Vantage S, with a ratio steering accelerated compared to 3:01 p.m. 5:01 p.m. on the standard car and a larger diameter front brake discs with six-piston calipers new front brake. New springs and shock absorbers and wider rear wheels also contribute to the revision of the chassis. A new Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) all specifically tuned Aston Martin V8 Vantage S with a new brake module provides functions such as Hydraulic Brake Assist (HBA) that provide assistance in situations of emergency braking, and Hill Start Assist (HSA). Tailor have been developed by Bridgestone tires to maximize traction improve the dynamic sensation.
At the heart of Aston Martin V8 Vantage is a new seven-speed S Sportshift ™ II automated manual transmission, offered as standard and offers very fast gear changes, twenty percent faster than the Sportshift ™. Accessories to allow a shorter well-spaced ratios using the optimum torque, which, combined with shorter final drive ratio is 4.182:1 provides faster acceleration and better sporting sensation. Inherent advantages of the single clutch system reduces the complexity and considerable weight on the solution to double clutch. Sportshift ™ II allows the driver to take greater control of the level, you want to change the gear shift throttle. In addition, the features of Vantage button ‘Sport’ S for fast gear changes, throttle response and gives the driver more aggressive at the same time to open the exhaust bypass valve for almost the entire rev range and describe perfectly the S-variant.
Like all Aston Martin, Aston Martin V8 Vantage S to support its unique sound with a new exhaust pipe and muffler bypass valve map, which creates a very visible and very vocal exhaust note.
The Aston Martin V8 Vantage S is instantly recognizable as a true Aston Martin, which is characterized by its strong position by transmitting its agility and performance. Later, a new front bumper lower end houses perfectly aligned carbon fiber with a larger air intake to the engine and front brakes. The separator combined with ‘flip’ the tailgate extended work in harmony to provide the lowest effective rate. New 19-inch “V” style wheels are standard, while optional 10-spoke lightweight forged wheels option, reduces the unsprung weight further. A new rear bumper and the frame of the car optically expand.
Bridging the gap between road car and racing, Aston Martin V8 Vantage S strongly influenced by the race car 2011-Vantage GT4. GT4 uses the Vantage is immensely rigid aluminum frame linked, providing the ideal platform for a race car. Changes in security Less races, including a roll cage, FIA approved and the gas tank “sack” race as well as weight-saving measures are made to conventional car to convert it into a race car class winner. In 2010 it won its class at 24 hours after the Dubai place with wins yet endurance race at the Nurburgring 24 hours, 24 hours at Silverstone and Spa 24 Hours. He also won his first international championship major victory in the GT4 European Cup.
|2012 Aston Martin V8 Vantage S
The reasoning behind the Aston Martin V8 Vantage S was to push the boundaries of the V8 Vantage and consecrated with the highest level of driver involvement as possible. Aston Martin engineers made improvements in almost all the dynamic elements of the car to create a very special experience to drive.
“With each new model, we continue to develop and improve our VH architecture,” says Aston Martin Product Development Manager, Ian Minard. “The technical team at Gaydon watched each performance characteristic of the V8 Vantage, engine and transmission, suspension, steering, brakes and tires, and considered what was necessary to make this car worthy of the coveted “S” badge. The result is a clean driver-focused package that, in both coupe and roadster form, exploits and highlights the sporty character of the iconic Vantage. “
The 4.7-liter V8 engine has been modified to provide a maximum power of 430 hp (436 hp / 321 kW) at 7200 rpm and maximum torque of 490 Nm (361 lb.-ft.) at 5000 rpm, an increase of 10 hp and 20 Nm respectively, and can be delivered to a full black engine. The increase was achieved through a system of air intake valve and an aggressive strategy of sparks. The system of intake valve opens above 3500 rpm to allow more air to flow into the engine, which helps optimize the performance exactly the right part of the torque curve. Aggressive strategy of using a sophisticated electronic ignition to ignite the fuel in the engine as well as the law allows it to function at its best. It can also recognize and extract octane optimum performance of the higher rating.
The power and torque Aston Martin V8 Vantage S delivered at speeds most popular mid-range engines, creating a smooth and effortless acceleration. Most demand for power and torque in the midrange, which in the Aston Martin V8 Vantage S, where the maximum torque delivered at 5000 rpm.
Sportshift ™ II is an automated manual transmission with a new seven-speed Graziano transmission is placed in the rear of the Aston Martin Vantage S on deck to help close a 49:51 weight balance. The system has a unique manual clutch coupled with electronic switching devices to change the relationship and was designed from scratch exclusively for Aston Martin V8 Vantage Aston Martin S. specifically chosen to develop the system SPORTSHIFTTM due to its inherent advantages, including savings mass sport, low complexity of moving parts and tangible changes in the actual speed. This contributes, along with other parts of the weight savings, a reduction in total vehicle weight of 30 kg.
Electro-hydraulic control is enabled by two paddles mounted on the steering column of magnesium allows the driver to move up or down. Faster than a conventional manual system, and at least 50 kg lighter than a dual-clutch Sports Shift ™ II offers the inherent advantages of being able to operate in automatic mode and the switch manually. Sport Shift ™ II is 24 kg lighter than the offset presented at the Sport ™ Vantage standard.
Sport Shift ™ II contains seven digits in the first six gears to sit closer to take advantage of the characteristics of engine torque, improving acceleration and feel gives the driver better control. The seventh speed is a long-term relationship for a quieter vehicles, more refined cruising on highways and also provides increased fuel economy.
Driver interaction SportshiftTM II, was as simple as possible, so that the driver can concentrate on driving. Two pallets of magnesium to allow up or down to change gears. The controls are mounted in the column so the driver can always be found easily, regardless of what the position of the steering wheel is
And selecting the gears manually, the paddle-shift, the driver can also select the “D” key on the instrument panel carries an automatic control mode, which works like a traditional automatic transmission when changing gears at the right time, when the light is working in urban areas, traffic and highway driving.
|2012 Aston Martin V8 Vantage S
The new seven-speed automated manual is standard fit on the Aston Martin V8 Vantage S to the sporty character of the car. Aston Martin has chosen not to offer an optional manual transmission because of the strong projected demand for sport Shift II ™.
Aston Martin V8 Vantage S ‘athleticism really comes in its class, when the “Sport” is depressed on the dashboard to give the driver the fastest gear changes as well as manual and automatic (a decrease of 60 msec), and prevents the car turns into next gear when the revolution limit is reached. By default, the “normal” offers the most advanced, gas is more suitable for everyday situations, such as driving in urban areas, traffic or weather conditions. Clicking on how ‘Sports’ offers a sharper sports exhaust gases with a note. This mode is designed for use in dynamic driving situations, the more clear answers are needed, extracting maximum performance from the machine.
Aston Martin V8 Vantage S weighs 1610 kg (Coupe), 30 kg lighter than the standard Vantage because of the weight optimization of a new Sportshift ™ II, the transfer and use of carbon fiber. Air-cooled, oil cooled, Sportshift ™ II for the use of the system by removing the oil pump and related items to save 24 kg more than the traditional six-speed Sportshift ™.
Like all the benefits of Aston Martin Vantage S of almost perfect weight balance from beginning to end at 49:51 because the location of the gearbox on the deck that contribute to the excellent dynamics.
The S Aston Martin V8 Vantage is a practical everyday sports car with a group of 300 liters with opening rear door for convenient cutting path, while the Roadster has an automatic retractable fabric roof that can be used up to 30 km / h .
The S variant features a unique muffler adapted specifically for the hearing scheduled for their sport. A revised map of the bypass valves open earlier in the rev range at 3500 rpm and even before in the “Sport” mode produces more cracks in excess.
Aston Martin V8 Vantage S bridges the gap between the Vantage V8 Vantage GT4 and drag racing cars offered by Aston Martin Racing. Standard components of the Vantage platform perfectly suited to competition and produce an adaptation of auto racing, only minor modifications. 2010 was the year’s most successful point of reference for the Vantage GT4 competition in the car: he won his class in Dubai within 24 hours endurance race is followed by further wins the 24 Hours Nürburgring, Silverstone 24 hours Spa 24 hours. However, the car was the first major international championship in the GT4 European Cup race winner rhesus What year was the culmination of a great machine. In 2011, Vantage GT4 has been updated to take advantage of the major benefits of the aerodynamic body V12 Vantage and V8 Vantage S ‘styling products.
With the knowledge of the track filtering road cars from Aston Martin and driveability on the track filter, the benefits of S Aston Martin V8 Vantage has sharpened the handling characteristics of skilled engineers and talented of the brand.
Steering rack was modified with a ratio of 3:01 p.m. 5:01 p.m. from the Vantage lower standard steering wheel lock to lock ranges from 3.04 to 2.62. This results in greater accuracy and improved agility, responsiveness and handling of fluids, and allows the driver to feel a closer connection with the car – it offers a more engaging driving and energetic.
An enhanced braking system plays a central role in the Aston Martin V8 Vantage S ‘momentum with a new disc of larger diameter front brake, 380 mm by 355 mm compared to the V8 Vantage, six-piston front calipers and a new generation of brake control module.
Front brakes are race-inspired design floating plate. The tiles are made of two materials: cast iron and aluminum, cast iron is bolted through the Polish system of floating aluminum bell. The technology allows the dynamic benefits of reduced unsprung weight of the brake, which is lighter than normal cast iron brake, is a better heat resistance, improved cooling and produces a more consistent pedal feel. While faced with larger diameter discs, the weight of each disk has decreased 0.4 kg. Vantage S is also a new brake pedal as a booster to reduce the effort and travel.
The system includes a new brake module offer a more discreet and provide enhanced functionality to existing features such as ABS, Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), electronic brake distribution (EBD), Traction Control (TC) and positive torque control (PTC) and the new hydraulic Brake Assist (HBA) that provide assistance in emergency braking situations. The Hydraulic Brake Assist function identifies when the driver requires maximum braking performance of the speed at which the brake pedal is pressed, and automatically increases brake pressure to the ABS control threshold for as long as the driver keep the brake pedal is pressed. As a result, the braking distance is reduced significantly.
Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) has been specially optimized for the Aston Martin V8 Vantage S with special attention to its sporty characteristics. A three-stage DSC system allows the driver to adjust the level of intervention depending on the type of electronic behavior. In default mode, the system is “on” limit any tire slippage in difficult conditions, and provide maximum security possible without being intrusive. Hold the button for four seconds, begin DSC “Track Mode”, which could be delayed electronics, creating an even purer experience safe. Press the button for five seconds to turn off completely.
S Aston Martin V8 Vantage is the first introduction of the Hill Start Assist (HSA) on an Aston Martin. If the driver applies the brakes to bring the car to a stop on an incline, Hill Start Assist will hold the car stationary for two seconds to allow the transfer of good when the driver pulls the foot brake to the accelerator. HSA perfect complement to the automated manual transmission.
Suspension systems of the variant of “S” was re-adapted to the more focused on the driver of the car. The coupe has a revision rate rear coil spring and both body styles have retuned damper passive valves and changed the rate of bump stop and lengths. The result is a higher degree of traction and stability with wheels that you get better contact with the ground.
Aston Martin engineers worked closely with Bridgestone during the development program to create custom ring, which is optimized for Aston Martin V8 Vantage, S. RE050s Bridgestone Potenza front and rear are 10 mm wider than the standard Vantage to ensure the highest level of grip.
The Vantage has become one of the most beautiful cars, Aston Martin pronounced, elegant, aggressively controlled and perfectly proportioned with a little attitude reflected. The Aston Martin V8 Vantage S operates the beauty of the Vantage and it merges with tight design elements of the V12 Vantage, suggesting the potential of the car increased performance.
Aston Martin Design Director, Marek Reichman, said: “We sent the V8 Vantage to the gym to give more definition” S “and the muscles resulting in a more toned.
“This is the perfect machine with an aesthetic that is created from the functionality and aerodynamics to disseminate its targeted nature. The whole car is in tension while the interior is nicely convey the excitement scale of the Aston Martin V8 Vantage S from the inside. “
Aston Martin V8 Vantage S “style largely in the form of supply model, which serves the needs of others” “performance variant of S. Front hand-laid carbon fiber front splitter creates a ground-hugging position suggests agility, but also provides a larger area to give the engine and brakes with more air. The machine operates with a high rear deck lid “flip” to create up-down power of speed. Side profile of a wider sills, which are derived the program GT4 race car, it helps to reduce rear lift, and therefore greater stability at high speeds, preventing the air, which flows along the side of the car to be paid on the car.
The rear bumper accentuates the powerful stance and the proportions of the car behind. The trunk lid has cut a more pronounced “flip” that contributes to the high-speed stability by reducing rear lift.
The rear bumper has a carbon fiber diffuser crafted to help the airflow coming from the bottom of the car to maintain a low pressure area at the rear of the car reduces lift and increases stability at high speeds .
The new standard 19-inch wheels are unique in the Aston Martin V8 Vantage and S have a “V” spoke design with diamond finish provides a clearer distinction in the car series. A forged aluminum wheel is optional saving of one pound per wheel of unsprung weight for improved rear comfort and handling.
Complimenting tight inner Vantage exterior, it is suitable S suggests dynamic capabilities of the car, defined by a technicality in three important ways in the doors and seats. A new design leather folded along the number of new-made reflects the gills of a shark suggest power and flexibility of Vantage S.
The carbon fiber and Kevlar ® composite seat optional pampering the driver to provide support when driving fast while staying comfortable on long journeys. Registration of 17 kg per car, the seats are manufactured by a supplier to the motorsport and aerospace are tuned by hand by craftsmen and women at the factory in Gaydon.
Customers can specify up to obsidian black leather and Alcantara-wrapped steering wheel as opposed to the point (leather only) or overlapping. Unique in the Aston Martin V8 Vantage is the S option to specify the package option Piano Black Interior, including an instrument panel in piano black, center console and door frame making and ceilings.
Both the Vantage Coupe and Roadster S are handmade in the Aston Martin’s global headquarters at Gaydon in Warwickshire with the V8 Vantage and V12 Vantage. Each S Aston Martin V8 Vantage has over 185 man-hours to build, including 50 hours of painting and 70 hours to hand in the setting. Each vehicle undergoes a meticulous attention to detail, not only in the construction phase, but the quality control and delivery processes as well.