Aston Martin’s V8 Vantage has been offering the performance and handling cojones to make it the envy of driving aficionados while being one of the cheapest options to enter the Aston Martin family and own one of these striking cars that are forever associated with the James Bond franchise ever since an Aston Martin first graced the superspy’s silver screen outing way back in 1964. The Vantage nameplate was originally applied to high-performance Aston Martin models, and the current Vantage is the most lean and agile car in Aston's portfolio. Starting with unveiling the Vantage concept car in 2003, Aston Martin officially introduced the V8 Vantage in 2005 and continued its variants until 2017. Up for sale is this striking example, a 2008 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Convertible which is located in Florida. This car had two previous owners and was reported to have never been modified. It has 16,084 miles on its clock and the owner’s manual is included in the sale.
Our subject 2008 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Convertible has an alluring Midnight Blue Metallic exterior topped off with a Navy Blue convertible power top to tone with. It is shod with 10-spoke wheels with Aston Martin hubcaps and Bridgestone Potenza RE050A tires. The red Aston Martin brake calipers add a pop of color to the car's sleek side profile. For the 2008 model year, the Aston Martin V8 Vantage’s interior saw some updates such as steering-wheel-mounted audio controls, an auxiliary audio jack and cup holders. The cabin of this vantage is a combination of Navy and Beige colors, and it seats two passengers in comfortable leather bucket seats. Behind the steering wheel are two simple yet elegant gauges as speedo and tacho, with smaller fuel and temperature gauges flanking them. The speedo sweeps clockwise, whilst the tacho sweeps counterclockwise – another little Aston Martin styling thing.
This 2008 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Convertible has impressive performance lurking beneath its gorgeous mien. Under the hood of this car is a 4.3L V8 engine coupled with a paddle shift automatic transmission, which delivers power to the rear wheels. This power plant is rated at 380HP from factory and capable of producing 302 lb-ft of torque. It is plentiful to push this Vantage from zero to 60 in 4.8 seconds and on to a top end of 175mph.