Aston Martin Lagonda Limited is a British manufacturer of luxury sports cars, based in Gaydon, Warwickshire. The company name is derived from the name of one of the company’s founders, Lionel Martin, and from the Aston Hill speed hillclimb near Aston Clinton in Buckinghamshire.
Aston Martin has previously used the “Vantage” name on high performance variants of their existing GT models, notably on the Virage-based car of the 1990s. The modern car, in contrast, is the leanest and most agile car in Aston’s lineup. As such, it is intended as a more focused model to reach out to potential buyers of cars such as the Porsche 911 as well as the exotic sports and GT cars with which Aston Martins traditionally compete.
Aston Martins are very much hand-built, even though they feature very advanced performance and safety technology (the brakes are awesome, for example). Each one is “signed off” by a key employee at the manufacturing plant and a plaque noting this inspection process is the first thing you see when opening the hood.
This Dark Blue Metallic 2008 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Roadster includes 6-speed Sportshift auto/manual transmission with steering wheel mounted paddle shifters, 380HP 4.3-liter Engine, Remote Keyless-Entry, Tan leather Interior, Leather wrapped Steering Wheel, Premium Sound System w/AM/FM/In-Dash CD, Alloy wheels, Dark Blue Pwr. Soft-top and all standard power options. Superb styling and performance is what this roadster is all about. Just 24,445 Km’s. Stunning Example!