What is the Bond's Onscreen Prototype Brought to Life in Aston Martin's V8 Vantage?
For nearly 50 years of cinematic history, Aston Martin has been inexorably linked to the likes of everyone's favorite super spy who goes by the name of “Bond, James Bond.” In fact, it would be downright blasphemous to see 007 behind the wheel of anything other than this British-born luxury sports car. So for fans of action movies and extravagant vehicles alike, it came as no surprise earlier this month when leaked images of the newest Aston Martin's V8 Vantage looked eerily similar to the non-existent model, the DB10, introduced in the newest Bond flick, Spectre (2015).
Although, the film regrettably did much worse than its predecessors, Daniel Craig failed to disappoint as James Bond, just as this newest Aston Martin will no doubt live up to the company's penchant for high quality vehicles. This future offering will feature a distinct design and striking differentiating features, while still guaranteeing the historical quality standards and cutting edge technology that has been a benchmark of this company for years and years.
As the name implies, performance will come from a turbocharged V8 four-liter twin-turbo engine designed in partnership with luxury brand Mercedes-AMG. The Vantage will be up there in the ranks with the Porsche 911 and the Jaguar F-Type. Although the engine is very similar to the DB11, there is an expected increase of 20Nm in boosting performance, meaning the newest model could potentially do 0-60 in four seconds, capping out at a top speed of 180mph. Thus far all information is just speculation, but we have it on good authority that the Aston Martin's V8 Vantage may very well be introduced at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show beginning September 14th, so stay tuned for the official unveiling.
Written By:Amanda Williams
Amanda Williams is a mother, an author, and entrepreneur. Her pastimes include the San Diego Padres, anything and everything Disney related, reading for pleasure, running for fun, family trips to Sea World, the San Diego Zoo, and Disneyland, and of course, spending quality time with her two beautiful daughters.
Amanda is uniquely qualified to write on all things auto transport, working in the industry as a sales agent for over 10 years and also shipping cars herself on multiple occasions, all of which allowed her to learn the industry from both sides. Amanda also has a comprehensive knowledge of vehicles due to a budding passion and thirst for knowing all things automotive.
Amanda was born and raised in the small town of Santa Cruz, California, but moved to San Diego at age 17 to pursue a degree in psychology at San Diego State University. She graduated in just 3 short years with a Bachelor's in Psychology with a Minor in Religious Studies, but chose instead to pursue a career in finance, working at multiple financial institutions before discovering her true passion for writing.