After the initial coneption in 2003, the car was later put into production in 2005.
The current model Vantage is a grand tourer with a 4.3L (4300 cc) quad-cam 32-valve V8 that developes 380 hp (283 kW) at 7,000 rpm and 302 ft·lbf (410 Nm) at 5,000 rpm. It has a front engine rear wheel drive layout. It comes in 2 variants, the Coupe and the Roadster as well as the limited edition N400 with 400 bhp (300 kW).
There is also a V12 Vantage RS concept with a V12 engine from the DBRS9 race car and produces 600 hp (450 kW).
The Vantage can accelerate to 60 mph (97 km/h) in a claimed 4.8 seconds. Equipped with a choice of either a 6 speed manual transmission or a 6 speed sportshift and has a near perfect 49/51 weight distribution. The Vantages main compeditors are the Porsche 911 (997) Carrera and the BMW M6.
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