2012 Aston Martin Vantage Convertible

At a Glance

Pricing $131,650 - $149,700
Drive Types RWD
Engines 4.7l V8
Transmissions M6, SM7
Fuel Economy 13-14 (city), 19-21 (highway)

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 4.7L 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 $131,650
V8 Vantage 4.7l V8 (420-bhp) SM7 RWD $136,050
V8 Vantage S 4.7l V8 (430-bhp) SM7 RWD $149,700