2008 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Convertible

At a Glance

Pricing $124,300 - $128,700
Drive Types RWD
Engines 4.3l V8
Transmissions M6, SM6
Fuel Economy 12-13 (city), 19-20 (highway)

Our Ratings

Velocity Index 72

Overview Information

The V8 Vantage is an entry-level model for British automaker Aston Martin. The stunning bodywork wraps around a high tech aluminum, magnesium and steel structure. A power operated soft convertible retracts in about 18 seconds to allow open air motoring. Power comes from a 4.3L V8 producing 380-bhp and 302 lb-ft of torque. A rear-mounted six-speed manual transmission is the only offered transmission. The two-seat interior is finished in leather and aluminum, but in true Aston Martin fashion, a multitude of customization options exists.

What Changed:

The new V8 Vantage convertible is a soft-top variant of the V8 Vantage coupe. The power operated convertible top retracts in 18 seconds. A reinforced chassis counteracts the loss of the roof structure. The convertible is otherwise the same as the coupe.

Official Word:

Aston Martin will unveil one of the most eagerly anticipated convertibles of the year when the V8 Vantage Roadster is revealed at the 2006 Los Angeles Auto Show on Wednesday 29th November. Aston Martin Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Dr Ulrich Bez said: "The V8 Vantage Roadster is a pure sports car, a car that heightens the senses and provides a dynamically thrilling driving experience. "The Vantage Roadster adds to the unbeatable thrill of open air...Read.

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI Base Price
V8 Vantage Convertible 4.3l V8 (380-bhp) M6 RWD 12/19/15 72 $124,300
V8 Vantage Convertible 4.3l V8 (380-bhp) SM6 RWD 13/20/16 72 $128,700