NEW FOR 2009:

– Unchanged model

For 2009, the Aston Martin V8 Vantage coupe and roadster are unchanged, although prices drop from their 2008 levels.

Both models use a 4.7-litre V8, designed by Aston Martin and built in the company’s engine plant in Germany. The engine, which is front-mid-mounted, is mated to a six-speed manual transmission mounted mid-rear for optimum weight distribution.

Features include 18-inch aluminum wheels, full grain leather interior, alloy trim, electroluminescent gauges, power seats, automatic climate control, backup sensors, trip computer, tire pressure monitoring system, LED map lights, rear parking sensors, and six-CD/MP3 stereo with integrated Apple iPod connector. The coupe features an Alcantara headliner.

Available options include a Sportshift automated manual transmission, Xenon headlamps with washers, heated seats, cruise control, power-folding mirrors, auto-dimming interior mirror with garage door opener, front parking sensors, memory seats, umbrella, navigation system, personalized sill plaques, 19-inch wheels and premium Dolby Pro Logic II stereo.

Beautifully styled and stunningly finished, the Vantage is designed strictly as a sports car, with lightweight engineering, compact footprint, low centre of gravity and fully independent wishbone suspension.

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