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Aston Martin V8 Vantage

(1978 model)

Brief specs of 1978 Aston Martin V8 Vantage

2-door 2-seater convertible (cabriolet), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder V engine, 5340 cm3 / 325.9 cu in / 325.9 cu in, 410.0 kW / 549.8 hp / 549.8 hp @ 6500 rpm / 6500 rpm / 6500 rpm, 745.0 N·m / 549.5 lb·ft / 549.5 lb·ft @ 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)Aston MartinIssued from1978
ModelV8 VantageIssued until
SerieV8Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerAston Martin Lagonda Ltd.CountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typeconvertible (cabriolet)Number of seats2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)4770 l / 168.45 cu ft / 168.45 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4610 mm / 181.5 in / 181.5 inTotal (curb) weight1990 kg / 4387 lb / 4387 lb
Width1840 mm / 72.4 in / 72.4 inDry weight
Height1350 mm / 53.1 in / 53.1 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2620 mm / 103.1 in / 103.1 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance150 mm / 5.9 in / 5.9 inFuel capacity113 l / 24.9 UK gal / 29.9 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.76  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.4Frontal area (A)2.11 m2 / 22.7 sq ft / 22.7 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.84 m2 / 9.1 sq ft / 9.1 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)21.0 kW / 28.1 hp / 28.1 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders8
Engine TypeV engine (V8)Total number of valves
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder
Engine constructionBore
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio
Fuel supplyEngine displacement5340 cm3 / 325.9 cu in / 325.9 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity
Cam DesignCompression ratio
SumpMax. output power410.0 kW / 549.8 hp / 549.8 hp at 6500 rpm / 6500 rpm / 6500 rpm
AspirationMax. torque745.0 N·m / 549.5 lb·ft / 549.5 lb·ft at 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)164.0 kW / 219.9 hp / 219.9 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output76.8 kW/l / 1.687 bhp/cu in / 1.687 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque139.5 N·m/l / 1.22 lb·ft/cu in / 1.22 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeNumber of gears
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio279.9 kW/ton / 212.1 bhp/ton / 212.1 bhp/ton
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
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle12.0 m / 39.4 ft / 39.4 ft
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Aston Martin V8 Vantage

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