Official: Aston Martin V8 Vantage SP10Friday, February 8, 2013 15:08 by Arman Barari
Rather quietly, Aston Martin unveiled a new version of the Vantage V8S called the SP10, inspired by the Vantage GT4 race car. Compared normal Vantage S, the SP10 gets 10 extra horsepower, a front splitter, a rear diffuser, and exclusive paint job.
So the SP10 Vantage boasts 436 PS and 490 Nm, which means it can do 0 to 60 in 4.5 seconds and reach a top speed of 305 km/h. This version comes exclusively with a six-speed manual gearbox, but you can have it as a coupe or a convertible.
Visually, the car draws some inspiration from the V12 model, and gets 19-inch cast alloy rims with V-shaped spokes in a diamond turn finish and painted in high-gloss black. Both models get the same Ceramic Grey Metallic, while the Roadster’s fabric roof is finished in Titan Grey. The clear rear lamps are another Motorsport-inspired features.
The highlight of the interior is Black Alcantara garnished with silver stitching and accents, found on the seats and the roof liner. The Roadster uses leather instead of Alcantara. Both versions are equipped with a center console in Piano Black.
The SP10 version of Aston Martin V8 Vantage is exclusive to the European market excluding Britain, and is priced from €96,635.