1986→1989 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Volante
At the 1986 Birmingham Motor Show, Aston Martin unveiled the V8 Vantage Volante. Along with a more powerful engine, it was distinguished from the regular Volante with a body kit that included large flares, front dam, sill plates and a kicked up trunk lid. These pieces were all distinct from the coupe version.
In their time, the Vantage Volante was one of the fastest road-going cars and could achieve 160 mph.
During a three year production just over 150 examples were made and 1/3 of these were exported to America.
|submitted by||Richard Owen|
|type||Series Production Car|
|production years||1986 – 1989|
|released at||1986 Birmingham Motor Show|
|built at||Newport Pagnell , England|
|valvetrain||DOHC 2 Valves / Cyl|
|displacement||5341 cc / 325.9 in³|
|bore||100 mm / 3.94 in|
|stroke||85 mm / 3.35 in|
|power||298.3 kw / 400.0 bhp @ 6000 rpm|
|specific output||74.89 bhp per litre|
|driven wheels||Front Engine / RWD|
|steering||Rack & Pinion|
|wheelbase||2610 mm / 102.8 in|
|length||4674 mm / 184.0 in|
|width||1880 mm / 74.0 in|
|height||1341 mm / 52.8 in|
|top speed||~264 kph / 164.0 mph|
|0 – 60 mph||~5.3 seconds|
Auction Sales History
1989 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Volante – sold for $220,000 One of 58 US-Specification Models. One of 11 Equipped with a Manual Gearbox. Desirable European-Style Conversions. Low-Mileage, Black on Black Example. Luxurious Evolution of the Powerful AMV8.
Auction Source: The 2013 Scottsdale Auctions by Gooding & Company
Auction Source: 2011 Salon Privé Auction by RM
Auction Source: 2010 Automobiles of London by RM Auctions