The Aston Martin V8 Vantage was announced on 18th February 1977. Revised camshafts, air-box, larger inlet valves and carburettors, new inlet manifolds and different plugs, claimed to provide an increase in power of 40% and 10% more torque. The same ZF manual gearbox as in the V8 Saloon was standard equipment. This was enough to give a top speed of about 170 mph and acceleration from 0-60 mph in 5.2 secs.
The power increase meant that aerodynamic improvements had to be made. This included a spoiler on the tail, a deep spoiler under the nose and blanked off radiator (on most but not all), and blanked off bonnet air scoop. In common with the standard AMV8, the Vantage enjoyed similar evolutionary changes throughout its production life, including BBS wheels in 1983 and in 1986 the beautiful Ronal 16” wheel along with the 580 X Pack engine, the most powerful version developed for the production cars.
This X pack Volante was built in Left Hand Drive European specification and delivered new to Milan through Achill Motors.
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