V8 Vantage 4.7 (2012.25MY to 2016MY)
V8 Vantage 4.7 (2012.25MY to 2016MY)

V8 Vantage 4.7 (2012.25MY to 2016MY)

(2012 - 2016)

MY2012.25, MY2013, MY2014, MY2015, MY2015, MY2016

Announced just two weeks in advance of the 2012 Geneva Salon, the 'entry level' V8 Vantage 4.7 received the most comprehensive programme of enhancements since the introduction of the 4.7-litre engine in 2008. The much revised car featured a raft of improvements first seen with the V8 Vantage S introduced a few months previously. The engine remained the same 4.7 litre 420 bhp V8 as before and the standard six-speed manual transmission remains as standard, but the optional six-speed Sportshift automated manual transmission was replaced with the, exclusive to Aston Martin, seven-speed Sportshift II designed by Prodrive.

V8 Vantage 4.7 (2012.25MY to 2016MY)

Further dynamic enhancements centre on the V8 Vantage’s chassis, which features more developments from the V8 Vantage S. The steering was quickened and the brakes were the same as fitted to the ‘S’ with new 380mm two-piece ventilated cast-iron front discs and six piston callipers. A neat and useful new feature was Hill Start Assist (HSA) for more precise control on steep inclines. The V8 Vantage MY2012.25 also came fitted with tyres from the ‘S’ that were 10mm wider than fitted previously.

The exterior of the car is almost impossible to distinguish from the higher powered V8 Vantage S, especially if the ‘V-spoke’ wheels are fitted instead of the standard fit forged 10 spoke items. The car has received the N420 style sills although these are not quite as pronounced as those on the ‘S’ and have a noticeable upsweep ahead of the rear wheel arch. The aerodynamic splitter and rear diffuser are similar to those on the ‘S’. They were made of high quality black plastic although the carbon fibre items from the S were available as a cost option, making identification between the two models potentially even more difficult. Despite the comprehensive updates, the list price of the regular ‘non-S’ V8 Vantage coupe was kept attractive and competitive with UK cars offered from just £84,995 inc VAT.

Aston Martin V8 Vantage

How to identify the discerning features of the ‘non-S’ late V8 Vantage. Whilst the S and non-S are almost identical, the side sills are narrower and the front and rear lower panels are made from black plastic on the less expensive non-S version.

The regular V8 Vantage was discontinued from the range during the summer of 2016, leaving the V8 Vantage S as the entry level Aston Martin model.

  • Body/Coachwork:
    • Two-seat, two-door Coupe body style

    • Extruded bonded aluminium VH body structure

    • Aluminium, magnesium alloy, composite and steel body

    • Extruded aluminium door side-impact beams

    • Halogen projector headlamps (main beam)

    • High Intensity Discharge headlamps (dipped beam)

    • LED rear lamps

    • Magnum Silver or Black bonnet and side strake meshes

    • Optional carbon-Fibre front splitter, side strakes and rear diffuser

    • Optional Sports exhaust

    • Optional Black textured tailpipe finisher

    • Optional Clear rear lamps  

    • Optional Rear parking assist camera

    • Optional front parking sensors (standard in USA and Canada)

    • Rear parking sensors
  • Interior:
    • Full-grain leather interior
    • Piano Black facia trim and Graphite centre console finish
    • Alternative facia trim finishes: Walnut, Mahogany, Tamo Ash, Bamboo, Carbon-Fibre
    • Optional Iridium interior finish
    • Interior Carbon-Fibre Pack
    • Leather sports steering wheel
    • Optional Colour-keyed leather sports steering wheel
    • Electrically adjustable Sports seats with side airbags
    • Optional Lightweight seats with six-way electrical adjustment
    • Optional Heated seats (sports seats only)
    • Optional Memory sports seats and exterior mirrors (three positions)
    • Passenger sports seat with Optional ISOFIX (fixed height)
    • Optional Indented leather seat inserts
    • Dual-stage driver/passenger front airbags
    • Powerfold exterior heated mirrors
    • Heated rear screen Automatic temperature control
    • Organic Electroluminescent (OEL) displays 
    • Trip computer 
    • Optional Satellite navigation (standard in USA and Canada)
    • Satellite radio (USA and Canada only)
    • Optional Cruise control (standard in USA and Canada)
    • Optional Bluetooth® telephone preparation (standard USA and Canada)
    • Tyre pressure monitoring
    • Alarm and immobiliser
    • Remote control central door locking and boot release
    • Glass ECU (optional second glass ECU)
    • Aston Martin Tracking by Cobra (UK, optional elsewhere)
    • LED map reading lights
    • 160 W Aston Martin audio system with six-CD autochanger
    • Optional 700 W Aston Martin Premium Audio System with Dolby® Pro Logic II®
    • Optional 1000 W Bang & Olufsen BeoSound audio system with ICEpower® technology
    • Integrated Apple iPod® connector
    • USB connector with Waveform Audio Format (WAF), Windows Media Player (WMA) and MPEG (MP3) audio file compatibility
    • Optional Auto-dimming interior rear-view mirror
    • Optional Auto-dimming interior rear-view mirror with garage door opener (standard in USA & Canada)
    • Alarm upgrade (volumetric and tilt sensor)
    • Glass switches
    • Luxe Pack
    • Optional personalised sill plaques
    • Optional First aid kit
    • Optional Ashtray and cigar lighter
    • Optional Boot-mounted umbrella
    • Optional Leather ECU pouch
  • Engine:
    • All-alloy, quad overhead camshaft, 32-valve, 4735 cc V8

    • Front mid-mounted engine, rear-wheel drive

    • Fully catalysed, stainless steel exhaust system with active bypass valves

    • Compression ratio 11.3:1

    • Max power 313 kW (426 PS/420 bhp) at 7300 rpm

    • Max torque 470 Nm (346 lb ft) at 5000 rpm

  • Transmission:
    •  Rear mid-mounted, six-speed manual transmission

    • Optional ‘Sportshift II’ seven speed 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, 2.62 turns lock-to-lock

    Column tilt and reach adjustment

    Steering rack with 15:1 ratio

  • Wheels and tyres:
    • 19” V-spoke cast alloy Silver or optional graphite painted wheels with diamond-turned finish
    • Optional 19” 10-spoke forged alloy Silver or Graphite painted wheels with diamond-turned finish
    • Front: 8.5J x 19” Bridgestone Potenza RE050 245/40 ZR19
    • Rear: 9.5J x 19” Bridgestone Potenza RE050 285/35 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 suspension
  • Brakes:
    • Front: Ventilated and grooved two-piece floating discs, 380 mm diameter with six-piston monobloc calipers
    • Rear: Ventilated and grooved steel discs, 330 mm diameter with four-piston monobloc calipers
    • Dynamic Stability Control with ‘Track’ mode (DSC)
    • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
    • Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD)
    • Emergency Brake Assist (EBA)
    • Hydraulic Brake Assist (HBA)
    • Positive Torque Control (PTC)
    • Hill Start Assist (HSA)
    • Traction Control (TC)
    • Alternative brake caliper finish: Black, Red, Silver, Yellow
  • Dimensions:
    • Length 4385 mm (172.6”)
    • Width 1865 mm (73.4”) excluding mirrors; 2022 mm, (79.6”) including mirrors
    • Height Coupe 1260 mm (49.6”)
    • Wheelbase 2600 mm (102.4”)
    • Front track 1570 mm (61.8”)
    • Rear track 1590 mm (62.6”)
    • Turning circle 11.38 m (37.3’) (kerb to kerb)
    • Boot capacity Coupe 300 litres (10.6 cu ft)
    • Fuel capacity 80 litres (17.6 UK gal/21.1 US gal)
    • Kerb weight Coupe 1630 kg (3595 lb)


  • Performance:
    • Acceleration 0-60 mph in 4.7 seconds 0-100 km/h in 4.9 seconds

    • Maximum speed 290 km/h (180 mph)

    • CO2 emissions Manual, 321 g/km

      CO2 emissions‘Sportshift II, 299 g/km