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2013 Aston Martin Vantage

Tuesday, February 5th 2013. | Aston Martin

The Aston Martin Vantage lineup is one of the most coveted luxury sports cars. While its compact size gives it a firm and tight handle, its performance is anything but lacking—rivaling even its more expensive rivals. For its 2013 lineup, the Aston Martin Vantage is available in three variants: the V8 Vantage, the V8 Vantage S (with their roadster versions) and the V11 Vantage.

2013 Aston Martin Vantage side

The performance of the Aston Martin Vantage still sets the standard for luxury sports cars, with the V8 Vantage equipped with a 4.7-liter V8 engine that produces 430 horsepower and 361 lb-feet of torque, in either a seven-speed Sportshift II auto manual transmission in the S version, or a six-speed manual transmission. The Sportshift II gearbox provides additional gear and a nimbler response shift quality, thus optimizing the sports driving experience.

The V12 Vantage, on the other hand, comes with a 6.0-liter V12 engine that produces 510 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque and runs to 60 mph in 4.2 seconds, making this Vantage the strongest in the lineup. Despite the power upgrade, the V12 is only 110 pounds heavier than the V8.

In terms of the handling and the performance, there is no noticeable difference between the two—as both Vintage models offer quick responses to direction changes and stable tracking.

2013 Aston Martin Vantage front

Both variants feature a similar exterior, with its windshield swept back, wide haunches, and a low hood. The lower bumper is also designed with an aerodynamic splitter with larger air intake for optimum cooling. However, the 2013 Vantage V12 has an extra ventilation to complement its engine.

2013 Aston Martin Vantage interior

In its interior, what the Aston Martin Vantage is proud of is its smart combination of both vintage and modern styles. The cabin is lined with metallic, leather and Alcantara accents and highlights, with the optional carbon fiber and composite seats taking comfort and style to a whole new level. Don’t expect ample space for luggage though, as this is the sacrifice that comes with a compact-sized luxury sports car this size.

For its features alone, the 2013 Aston Martin Vantage receives a slew of admirable upgrades, including automatic headlights, backup camera, and rain-sensing wipers. The V8 Vantage models include heated/memory seats, a bright0finish grille, an Exterior Carbon pack (which features rear lighting housing fills and side strakes), and an Interior Carbon Pack. The S version features a satellite navigation system that is complemented with Garmin, Bluetooth, and cruise control.

2013 Aston Martin Vantage back

Well-equipped with safety features, the 2013 Aston Vantage V8 and V12 come with anti-lock brakes, stability control, front-impact airbags, side-impact airbags, pretensions, and a comprehensive security system. Its security system includes an ignition disable device, which will prevent the starting of the engine if the original manufacturer key is not inserted.

Pricing for the 2013 V8 Vantage starts at $118,370 for the coupe. The roadster version, on the other hand, can climb to as much as $132,870.

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