This Aston Martin Vantage GTS may be the sports car from the automaker to come with a naturally aspirated V8.
Aston Martin is on a roll right now by introducing new models at an alarming rate. And following up on its plan to offer an extremely limited run of the V12 Vantage S with a seven-speed manual gearbox, the British automaker has recently announced that it will bring a new V8-powered Vantage to the U.S. in the form of the new GTS.
With a replacement for the roughly 11-year-old V8 Vantage coming sometime next year, this GTS model might be the last time enthusiasts in the U.S. are able to get a “new” V8 Vantage with the iconic 4.7-liter naturally-aspirated V8 that puts out 430 hp and 361 lb.-ft. of torque. The V8 Vantage’s replacement is expected to be powered by Mercedes-AMG’s 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 that has found its way into a few of the German automaker’s high-performance vehicles.
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The GTS model will be offered in both a Coupe and Convertible body style, but will be available in a limited run of just 100 units. The sports car will still allow enthusiasts to row their own gears with a six-speed manual transmission or opt for a more user-friendly seven-speed automatic gearbox. Wealthy enthusiasts will also have the option of choosing between the “Sport Edition” and “Lux Edition” trim levels, which are ways to make the supercar even prettier.
The “Sport Edition” trim adds a host of carbon-fiber components, while the “Lux Edition” trim makes the sports car easier to use thanks to a comfort suspension setup and a standard Bang & Olufsen audio system.
Pricing for the V8 Vantage GTS models will start at roughly $137,820 and, as Aston notes, the GTS will come with the automaker’s new AMi III infotainment and navigation system, which is supposed to be leagues ahead of the sports car’s current unit.
With the V8 Vantage’s retirement date quickly approaching, this special edition GTS model with its naturally-aspirated V8 is the best way to say farewell to adored sports car in the U.S.