1992 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Volante Lwb

Aston Martin V8 Vantage Volante LWB

Response to the Aston Martin V8 Vantage was predictably enthusiastic, and it sure generated the rightfield kinda promotion for Aston Martin, though it was the Aston Martin V8 Advantage Volante variation which was the linchpin of yield at Newport Pagnell.

1992 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Volante Lwb

Aston Martin V8 Advantage, launched at the Birmingham Drive Shew in 1992, was the arcsecond example to incline this diagnose in its own redress, sooner than equitable an uprated edition of a stream production. The low was the Aston Martin V8 Vantage, the Party Developments variation of the Aston Martin DBS.

While this model did bear a passing resemblance to Aston Martin Virage, careful examination would have revealed many differences. The most obvious were external details, the only Virage panels were the door and roof skins.

1992 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Volante Lwb

The frontal aspect had obvious differences, two groups of three headlamps, each group behind a single heated lens while the grille over the opening above the bumper moulding had a unique appearence.

Specification

1992 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Volante Lwb
  • Engine: V8, twin-OHC, four valves per cylinder, twin Eaton superchargers
  • Bore/stroke: 1000mm x 85mm
  • Displacement: 5340cc
  • Power: 550bhp @ 6500 rpm
  • Torque: 550 lb.ft @ 4000 rpm
  • Fuel system: Bosch injection with EEC IV management
  • Gearbox: 6-speed ZF manual
  • Chassis: Steel platform
  • Suspension
  • Front: wishbones with coil springs and anti-roll bar
  • Rear: de Dion with coil springs, trailing arms and Watt linkage
  • Brakes: Discs all around, ABS
  • Length: 5’7″ (4745 mm)
  • Width: 6’4″ (1924 mm)
  • Height: 4’5″ (1330 mm)
  • Weight: 1920 kg
  • Wheelbase: 8’7″ (2610 mm)
  • Top Speed: 186mph (229km/h)
  • 0-60mph: 4.6 secs
  • Production Dates: October 1992 – April 1995
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