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    Aston V8 Vantage Volante Coming


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    AutoExpress magazine reports that Aston Martin's patented the design for the convertible Volante version of the new Aston Martin V8 Vantage. The new droptop will share the Vantage's 4.3-liter V-8 and its 0-60 mph performance of about five seconds. The ragtop should hit showrooms in 2007.

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    Some of the more unscrupulous dealers have been taking some deposits for this since 2003. As I am so far down the wait list for the coupe and prefer convs I've got a LOI in with a more reasonable dealer - no deposit required until the car 'officially' announced.

    some nice comp generated pics in the other weeks Autocar, I'll see if I can still lay a hand on it and post a couple of scans

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    i just been to one of the AM dealer in west midland , and got the amv8 vantage brochures .but seem there are so many db9 in the show room , more then 10 of them . are they not saleing well or? costomer order? at least don have to wait to order the db9!

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    whay are astons slower than other cars in the same category? are they really underrated by the factory?

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    amir sarmad said:
    whay are astons slower than other cars in the same category? are they really underrated by the factory?



    I think Astons are mostly regarded as Luxury Sports kind of like Bentley versus Porsche, Ferrari, and Lambo that are considered sports car.

    Re: Aston V8 Vantage Volante Coming

    Ron,

    Any word from AutoExpress or any other sources on the rumoured (and mentioned by Betz in various mags.) supercharged version (? a supercharged Volante)?

    Thanks.

    Re: Aston V8 Vantage Volante Coming

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    Ron (Houston) said:

    the car connection (c)

    AutoExpress magazine reports that Aston Martin's patented the design for the convertible Volante version of the new Aston Martin V8 Vantage. The new droptop will share the Vantage's 4.3-liter V-8 and its 0-60 mph performance of about five seconds. The ragtop should hit showrooms in 2007.



    Ron,

    I understand also that Auto Express reports the list price of the Volante will be "about" 5,000 GBP more than the coupe (at current exchange rates, 1 GBP = 1.8 USD+) or just shy of $10,000 more USD. TENTATIVE (in capital letters, this is Aston Martin Lagonda, of course) release is summer 2007. Estimates are for a 30kg weight increase over the coupe. All the more reason to stick a blower in it. AMV8-"S"(Supercharged)-Volante, I like the sound of that.

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    " S " sure sounds good but I think we need to see it first on DB9 and then it'll find its way down to AMV8. I'm afraid AMV8 S would be close to 450hp of DB9.

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    "S" which was the same line of thinking I had in one of the other threads (AMV8), I don't think they will do it, because it will eat into their other car line too heavily. As I said before, I just love the looks of this car, but its not exactly a lite weight, and @380hp, I don't think it would be a satisfying replacement for my 996TT.
    More than likely, I'll probably end up just sliding into a 997TT; although as of late, I can't stop watching video's of the Gallardo!!!
    Regards,
    crosdaddy

    Re: Aston V8 Vantage Volante Coming

    Courtesy of Aston Martin Owners Club

    The patent information on the AMV8 Volante

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