The last time the Virage name was used on an Aston Martin was way back in the days of the big old V8 model, it was 1988 and the Ford Motor Company had just purchased Aston Martin and Jaguar to form its Premier Automotive Group (PAG).
So, what you might ask is the Vantage S? Another V8 Vantage variant in the spirit of the N420? Not really. Perhaps it’s a just a tarted up Vantage with a few choice options? Definitely not. Well according to Aston Martin the rationale behind the V8 Vantage S was to push the boundaries of the already acclaimed V8 Vantage to achieve the highest levels of driver involvement possible.
If you’ve never been treated to a winter driving course then now’s the time to make up some post-Christmas story about how in the 12-months leading up to a leap-year it’s important to drive the wheels off something exotic – on ice. It’s the law apparently, didn’t you know?
Aston Martin have just made the DBS and V12 Vantage even more desirable.
Aston’s V8 Vantage receives a minor facelift for 2010.