V8 Vantage 4.7 (MY2009 – MY2012)
V8 Vantage 4.7 (MY2009 – MY2012)

V8 Vantage 4.7 (MY2009 – MY2012)

 (2008 - 2012)

MY2009, MY2010, MY2011 & MY2012

Announced in late May 2008, the V8 Vantage went through it's first major upgrade for the 2009 model year. The principal change was the fitting of an extensively re-worked, larger capacity 4.7 litre engine which offered both improvements to peak power and torque. Externally the MY2009 cars appeared almost identical to the pervious model; the most noticeable difference was the interior centre console that followed closely that in the DBS and MY2009 DB9 complete with glass ECU in place of a key and a new hard driver sat-nav system. The 4.7 were fitted with new, unique, 20 spoke 19 inch wheels. Of note is that the previously seen 'bee-sting' rear radio antenna was deleted from the 4.7 as the radio antenna was incorporated into the windscreen.

V8 Vantage 4.7 (MY2009 – MY2012)

The V8 Vantage transmissions had also undergone changes to improve performance and to handle the increased levels of power and torque. Both the standard manual and optional Sportshift benefited from a modified clutch and flywheel, reducing clutch pedal efforts and delivering a 0.5kg weight saving, reducing the rotating masses within the powertrain, and hence increasing engine responsiveness. Sportshift also underwent a series of specific changes to broaden the capabilities of the gearbox. Changes included a revised control strategy, allowing the transmission, rather than the engine, to dictate how best the engine torque should be deployed to optimise performance and delivered power smoothly and consistently. The coupe was also fitted the stiffer suspension first seen on the 4.3 Roadster and also had Bilstein dampers as standard.

Unexpectedly, the clear rear light clusters as seen on the N400 models were initially not carried over to the standard 4.7 Vantage although they later became an optional extra.

For the 2012MY, in line with the Virage, the car adopted the Garmin sat-nav and ‘beam blade’ wiper design, although these particular cars are quite rare as the new V8 Vantage MY2012.25 was introduced a few months after the MY2012 cars entered production.

Below, the new standard 20 spoke 19 inch wheel for the 4.7 litre V8 Vantage. Cars fitted with the optional Sportspack, receive the lightweight 5 spoke 19 inch wheels as seen on pervious DB9 Sports Pack and N400 models.

Internally, AML did refer to the 4.7 litre V8 Vantage as the ‘420’ due to peak power of 420 bhp but it’s use was never adopted in the marketing of the car.

  • Body/Coachwork:
    • Two door coupe with tailgate and 2+0 seating.
    • Extruded bonded aluminium VH body structure with aluminium, magnesium alloy, composite and steel body. Extruded aluminium door side impact protection beam.
    • Halogen or optional Xenon HID front projector headlamps with integrated LED direction indicators. LED rear lamps.
    • Heated, electrically adjusted door mirrors, powerfold optional
    • Reversing parking sensors
    • Front parking sensors optional
    • N400 sill design optional
    • Heated front and rear screen
    • Drag Coefficient 0.34 Cd
  • Interior:
    • Bridge of Weir full grain leather interior
    • Alcantara headlining
    • Gunmetal alloy facia trim and Graphite centre console finish, piano black optional
    • Ten direction electrically adjustable seats, optional heating and memory
    • Dual-stage driver/passenger front airbags and side airbags
    • Heated rear screen
    • Automatic temperature control
    • Organic Electroluminescent (OEL) displays in white
    • Trip computer
    • ECU made of glass, polished stainless steel and polycarbonate
    • LED map-reading lights
    • Rear parking sensors, front parking sensors optional
    • Tyre-pressure monitoring
    • Alarm system interacting with the central locking system and PATS immobiliser system
    • Remote-control central door locking and boot release
    • Battery disconnect switch
    • CFC free automatic climate control
    • 160 W Aston Martin Audio System with six-CD autochanger
    • Optional 700 W Aston Martin Premium Audio System with Dolby® Pro Logic II®
    • Bang & Olufsen BeoSound 13 speaker audio system with radio, 6CD autochanger and 1000W power output optional from 20010MY
    • Integrated Apple iPod® connector4
    • USB connectors with Waveform Audio Format, (WAF), Windows Media Player (WMA) and MPEG (MP3) audio file compatibility
    • Optional 30Gb Hard Disk Drive (HDD) satellite navigation system
    • Integrated GSM telephone optional, Bluetooth optional
  • Engine:
    • Front mid-mounted aluminium alloy V8. Four overhead camshafts with four valves per cylinder, 4735 cc, Engine number prefix AM07/. Dry sump pressurised lubrication
    • Front mid-mounted engine, rear-wheel drive
    • Fully catalysed stainless steel exhaust system with active bypass valves
    • Bore 91 mm. Stroke 19 mm.  Capacity 4735cc
    • Compression ratio 11.3:1
    • Max power 313 kW (420 bhp/426 PS) at 7300 rpm
    • Max torque 470 Nm (346 lb ft) at 5000 rpm
  • Transmission:
    • Rear mid-mounted, six-speed manual gearbox
    • Sportshift automated manual transmission
    • Alloy torque tube with carbon-fibre propeller shaft
    • Limited-slip differential
    • Final-drive ratio 3.909:1
  • Steering:
    • Rack and pinion, power-assisted steering, 3.0 turns lock-to-lock
    • Column tilt and reach adjustment
  • Wheels and tyres:
    • 19” alloy wheels – 20-spoke diamond-turned with a silver painted finish. Graphite painted finish optional
    • Forged, diamond turned, lightweight, five-spoke alloy wheels supplied with the optional Sportspack
    • Seven spoke lightweight ally wheels optional following launch
    • Front 8.5J x 19” Bridgestone Potenza 235/40 ZR19
    • Rear 9.5J x 19” Bridgestone Potenza 275/35 ZR19
  • Suspension:
    • Front Independent double wishbones incorporating anti-dive geometry, coil springs, anti-roll bar and monotube dampers
    • Rear Independent double wishbones with anti-squat and anti-lift geometry, coil springs, anti-roll bar and monotube dampers
    • Optional Sports Pack consisting of forged, lightweight, five-spoke alloy wheels, revised dampers with an improved dynamic response, uprated springs and, for the Coupe only, a revised rear anti-roll bar.
  • Brakes:
    • Front Ventilated and grooved steel discs, 355 mm diameter
    • Rear Ventilated and grooved steel discs, 330 mm diamet
    • Radial-mounted four-piston monobloc calipers
    • Dynamic Stability Control (DSC)
    • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
    • Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD)
    • Emergency Brake Assist (EBA)
    • Positive Torque Control (PTC)
    • Traction Control
  • Dimensions:
    • Length 4380 mm (172.5″)
    • Width 1865 mm (73.5″) excluding mirrors; 2025 mm (80.0″) including mirrors
    • Height (Coupe) 1255 mm (49.5″) • Height (Roadster) 1265 mm (50.0″)
    • Wheelbase 2600 mm (102.5″)
    • Front track 1570 mm (62.0″) Rear track 1560 mm (61.5″)
    • Turning circle (kerb to kerb) 11.1 m (36.5 ft)
    • Boot capacity (Coupe) 300 litres (10.6 cu ft)
    • Boot capacity (Roadster) 144 litres (5.0 cu ft)
    • Fuel tank capacity 80 litres (17.6 UK gal, 21.1 US gal)
    • Weight (Coupe) 1630 kg (3595 lb)
    • Weight (Roadster) 1710 kg (3770 lb)
    • CO emissions, 328 g/km – manual, 312 g/km – Sportshift
  • Performance:
    • Acceleration 0-60 mph in 4.7 seconds; 100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 4.9 seconds
    • Max speed 290 km/h (180 mph)
    • Power to weight ratio 258 bhp / tonne
    • CO2 Emissions, 315 g/km (manual), 300g/km (Sportshift)
  • Price at launch:
    • 2010MY £88,995 (manual), £91,995 (sportshift)