2009 Aston Martin Vantage V8

Andrew Trahan

2009 Aston Martin Vantage V8

Base price (with destination): $123,150
Price as tested: $141,015

High spec alarm $295
Premium audio $1595
Battery conditioner $150
Bluetooth $750
Brake calipers painted black $450
HID headlamps with washers and levelers $795
Heated front seats $450
Cruise control $450
Powerfold mirror assembly $450
Memory seats and mirrors $450
Exterior paint $1895
Front parking sensors $450
Garage door opener $295
Satellite radio $1250
Sport pack with 5-spoke wheels $3785
Satellite navigation $2655
Gas guzzler tax $1700

Fuel economy:
13 / 19 / 14 mpg

Size: 4.7L V-8
Horsepower: 420 hp @ 7,300 rpm
Torque: 346 lb-ft @ 5,750 rpm

6-speed automated manual

Weight: 3595 lb

19 x 8.5-in aluminum wheels front; 19 x 9.5-in aluminum wheels rear
Bridgestone Potenza 235/40YR tires front; 275/35YR19 tires rear

5 of 5
To me this is the best Aston Martin. If the DB9 is the elegant sports GT, this is the compact sport CAR. The compactness gives it a more purposeful look. This is the "if I can only have one car" for me.

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