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2006 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Review
A beauty with exciting performance.
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Attractive sports car is the way to describe the 2006 Aston Martin V8 Vantage. It looks so wholly attractive, with optimum performance, that it will likely have the vehicle enthusiasts’ tongues wagging for quite some time. Add to its lines the powerful 4.3-liter, 380-hp engine, and you have a piece of art on your hands.
Engines: 4.3-liter V-8
Transmissions: six-speed manual
Models: Aston Martin V8 Vantage
The 2006 Aston Martin V8 Vantage takes the podium with an impressively powerful engine, a good ground clearance, and an amazing take to speed. The body colors look appealing and include sharp yellow, which makes the vehicle impossible to ignore even for a non-vehicle lover.
The 2006 Aston Martin V8 Vantage exterior not only appeals to the eye, but also tickles the imagination of a car lover just thinking what this little machine can do on the road. It comes with a 73.5-inch width, 49.4-inch height, 172.5-inch length, and 10.6 cubic feet of cargo room; sitting on a 102.4-inch wheelbase, and riding on P275-40R Z performance tires fitted on 18-inch alloy wheels.
The 2006 Aston Martin V8 Vantage uses a two-door coupe body style that seats two and comes with attractive interior leather upholstery. It features leather on the front seats, on the door insert, on the steering wheel, and on the gear shift. Power operated features include power steering, doors, and windows and comes with remote keyless entry.
Additional features include eight-way power driver and passenger seats that offer height adjustment, a rear window defogger, and the interior comes beautifully finished in aluminum trim. It comes fitted with front bucket seats, fixed headrests, and various storage areas such as the center armrest, lit glove box, and front door pockets.
On the 2006 Aston Martin V8 Vantage dashboard, the driver signals include rear parking sensors to ensure safe reversing, a tire-pressure monitoring gauge, and an engine temperature gauge. Reading dome lights provide a standard feature, as does air-conditioning for greater comfort. For entertainment, the vehicle comes with an AM/FM stereo, a six-CD changer, and a sound system supported by six speakers.
Performance & Handling
The 2006 Aston Martin V8 Vantage uses a reasonable performance engine, a 4.3-liter V-8 that produces 380 hp at 7300 rpm and 302 lb-ft of torque at 5000 rpm. It is a double overhead cam (DOHC) engine with 32 valves and variable valve timing (VVT). This pairs with a six-speed manual transmission and uses rear drive with rear limited-slip differential, along with a four-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS).
Safety features on the 2006 Aston Martin V8 Vantage include four-wheel independent suspension, electronic brake force distribution, front and rear ventilated disc brakes, double wishbone front and rear suspension, emergency braking assist, and stability and traction control.
Additional 2006 Aston Martin V8 Vantage safety features include front driver and passenger airbags, front side-mounted airbags to protect the vehicle driver and passengers in the event of a side-impact, side impact bars, and for day-to-day safety the vehicle comes fitted with an anti-theft alarm system with an engine immobilizer. The front passenger airbags have an occupant-sensing deactivation system to protect smaller-bodied passengers from the impact of a launching airbag. Additional 2006 Aston Martin V8 Vantage safety features include various driver communication signals and warnings such as the door-ajar signal, the lights-on signal, the low tire pressure signal, and key-left-in-the-ignition signal. The 2006 Aston Martin V8 Vantage comes fitted with various lights for easier occupant use such as illuminated entry and reading lights.
EPA Fuel Economy
- Outstanding maneuverability
- High-quality interior materials
- Attractive external and internal engineering
You Won't Like
- Tight interior space for adults
A beauty with exciting performance.
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