The 2015 Aston Martin V8 Vantage is a rear-drive sports car available in coupe or convertible body styles. Powered by a 4.7-liter V-8 rated at 420 hp and 357 lb-ft of torque in the base model, the car produces 430 hp and 361 lb-ft in the S and GT variants. The engine is paired with a six-speed manual or a seven-speed automatic transmission. Gas mileage isn’t a strong point at 13/19 mpg city/highway with the manual and 14/21 mpg with the automatic.
Handling, on the other hand, is another strong point thanks to the car’s impeccably tuned suspension and excellent grip levels, which allow it to stay planted during spirited driving. It doesn’t sacrifice ride quality in favor of agility. Aston Martin offers an extensive list of customization options with more than a dozen exterior colors and interior color combinations in leather and Alcantara, four wheel designs, and contrast stitching.