V8 Vantage GTS
V8 Vantage GTS

V8 Vantage GTS

(2016) 2016MY Coupe and Roadster, Sport and Lux editions During April 2016, Aston Martin announced a new limited edition variation of the V8 Vantage S, available only in the North American market. The GTS was intended to fit somewhere between the entry level GT and the full 'S' spec Vantage.
V8 Vantage GTS

The GTS is fitted with the 4.7-liter V8 in ‘S’ spec with either the  conventional six-speed manual or 7-speed single-clutch automated Sportshift III transmission. It was also offered in two slightly different versions, known as ‘Sport’ or ‘Lux’. 

The ‘Sport’ came with exterior carbon fibre features as well as the sport suspension which was normally optional on the regular car. Inside, the Sport came trimmed with either black or grey leather with either alcantara or leather detailing. The centre console came with carbon fibre finish and the rotary controls were black.

The Lux version lacks the sport suspension option and adds in some gloss black exterior elements such as the front splitter and rear diffuser, headlamp surrounds, bonnet vent strakes, and window surrounds. The grille has a bright finish which is an unusual feature to see on the  V8 Vantage. The seats are leather, although the colour could be chosen from a wide selection. The rotary controls are finished in satin chrome finish with piano black centre console. 

The GTS came with the latest AMi III infotainment and navigation system, also used on the contemporary  Rapide S and Vanquish  models.

Only 100 examples of the GTS were to be built, in both coupe and Roadster forms; the starting price of the GTS was in the region of $137,820 but could be pushed higher depending on additional options.