2012 Aston Martin Vantage Coupe

At a Glance

Pricing $118,650 - $180,535
Drive Types RWD
Engines 4.7l V8, 5.9l V12
Transmissions M6, SM7
Fuel Economy 11-14 (city), 17-21 (highway)

The V8 Vantage is an entry-level model for Aston Martin. The 2-door hatchback features stunning bodywork wrapped around a high tech aluminum, magnesium and steel structure. About a foot shorter than the DB9, Vantage is roughly the same size as the Corvette and 911. Power comes from a 4.7L V8 producing 420-bhp. A rear-mounted six-speed manual transmission can be upgraded to an automated sequential manual. The two-seat interior is finished in leather and aluminum, but in true Aston Martin fashion, a multitude of customization options exists.

What Changed:

Updates to the Vantage for 2012 include a new seven-speed transmission, larger brakes, larger tires and revised front-end styling.

Model/Trim/Package Engine Original MSRP
V8 Vantage 4.7l V8 (420-bhp) M6 RWD $118,650
V8 Vantage 4.7l V8 (420-bhp) SM7 RWD $123,050
V8 Vantage S 4.7l V8 (430-bhp) SM7 RWD $136,700
V12 Vantage 5.9l V12 (510-bhp) M6 RWD $180,535