The Aston Martin V8 Vantage was announced in 1977. In their April 1978 road test, even Motor Sport had to agree that it was the fastest accelerating production car in the world. The series II Vantage was introduced in October 1978 at the same time as the V8 series IV Oscar India saloon and shares the same changes in body styling. A road test by Motor magazine, April 25th 1981, produced a 0-60 M.P.H. time of 5.2 seconds. The series III Vantage made its debut at the 1986 Motor Show staged at The NEC in Birmingham. It features revised bodywork, 16″ wheels and an optional 400 b.h.p. X pack engine.
Photography by Tim Wallace.