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Aston Martin V8 Vantage Roadster Sportshift

(2008 model)

Brief specs of 2008 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Roadster Sportshift

2-door 2-seater drophead coupé (convertible coupé), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 32-valve engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 4735 cm3 / 288.9 cu in / 288.9 cu in, 313.2 kW / 420.0 hp / 420.0 hp @ 7000 rpm / 7000 rpm / 7000 rpm, 470.0 N·m / 346.7 lb·ft / 346.7 lb·ft @ 5750 rpm / 5750 rpm / 5750 rpm, automatic 6-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)Aston MartinIssued from2008
ModelV8 Vantage Roadster SportshiftIssued until
SerieV8Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerAston Martin Lagonda Ltd.CountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typedrophead coupé (convertible coupé)Number of seats2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4380 mm / 172.4 in / 172.4 inTotal (curb) weight
Width1865 mm / 73.4 in / 73.4 inDry weight
HeightLoad capacity
Wheelbase2600 mm / 102.4 in / 102.4 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1570 mm / 61.8 in / 61.8 inTowing weight
Track rear1560 mm / 61.4 in / 61.4 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity80 l / 17.6 UK gal / 21.1 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.68  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders8
Engine Type Total number of valves32
Engine ManufacturerAston MartinValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionaluminium alloy block & headBore91.0 mm / 3.58 in / 3.58 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke91.0 mm / 3.58 in / 3.58 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1
Fuel supplyEngine displacement4735 cm3 / 288.9 cu in / 288.9 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity591.88 cm3/cylinder / 36.119 cu in/cylinder / 36.119 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio
SumpdryMax. output power313.2 kW / 420.0 hp / 420.0 hp at 7000 rpm / 7000 rpm / 7000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque470.0 N·m / 346.7 lb·ft / 346.7 lb·ft at 5750 rpm / 5750 rpm / 5750 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)125.3 kW / 168.0 hp / 168.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output66.2 kW/l / 1.454 bhp/cu in / 1.454 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque99.3 N·m/l / 0.87 lb·ft/cu in / 0.87 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears6
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.91

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
Steeringrack & pinion PASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock3Turning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, Double wishbones, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearIndependent, Double wishbones, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)
Wheels front8.5J x 19Wheels rear9.5J x 19
Tyres frontBridgestone Potenza 235/40 ZR 19Tyres rearBridgestone Potenza 275/35 ZR 19
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes rearventilated disc
Brake diameter front355 mm / 14.0 in / 14.0 inBrake diameter rear330 mm / 13.0 in / 13.0 in
Brakes detailsservo-assisted, ABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Aston Martin V8 Vantage Roadster Sportshift

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