Aston Martin AMV8

01-07-2003, 10:58 PM
So this is the Modena competition? I like it, now for the 100K ....

Aston Martin AMV8 (

01-13-2003, 09:49 PM
i have seen one in person and yes they are incredible. here is one of the pics i have. i've got more. i'll get them up soon.


01-14-2003, 05:15 PM
it is one of the best looking aston martin(s) ever....

how much is it?..........:eek:

01-14-2003, 05:19 PM
from what i understand, it will be priced in the 100,000 range which is a bargain for an AM. aston martin says they're targeting porsche 911 with it. it is a great looking car.


01-14-2003, 05:48 PM
Very nice car. I hope I get to see one in person at the Philadelphia Auto Show this Sunday. Hmmm, which is better, the Vanquish, or this???

01-14-2003, 10:35 PM
100000 USD?

01-15-2003, 09:29 AM
100,000 USD is what i've heard as a preliminary figure. of course as with any concept, things could change when actual production starts.

it'll be interesting to see how the amv8 stacks up against the vanquish. i'm sure that it will not as nice since they are targeting a different market and have to justify cost differences with it. but as far as appearances goes, i like the amv8 better. (


01-15-2003, 02:42 PM
Hmm, now that I think about it, this car's popularity will be much lesser than that of the Vanquish, for one simple reason, the eingine. Any person looking to buy an Aston Martin would take a V12 car over this V8. However, I guess if you are looking to save a few bucks, and you still want the flashy looks of a Vanquish, this car is perfect for you. What do those strange tail lights look like when they are lit?

01-15-2003, 06:34 PM
i think it loooks even better than the vanquish and the price is acceptable..even lawyers or doctors might able to afford it.....:D

Scott 02
02-09-2003, 09:07 AM
A great lovable car shown. I like this one as much as the Vanquish. Im glad to see it don't have ugly grill like on a couple of the cars Aston Martin came out with...

02-09-2003, 12:16 PM
Mmmmm. I love it. :jump:

Scott 02
02-09-2003, 10:00 PM
perfect isn't it supercar man? Not ugly grille just sleek as can be. I wrote a whole damn artical on this car just recently.

02-10-2003, 11:35 AM
Are you a journalist Scott 02?

02-10-2003, 12:17 PM
Best gauge pack ever!

02-10-2003, 03:10 PM
:eek2: Those guages are gorgeous. I want this car, but with the V12 engine in it. ;)

Scott 02
02-10-2003, 03:30 PM
Are you a journalist Scott 02?

LOL, no Swoxy, but I probably could be....Oh before i forget, them dash gauges with that lighting effect Is just totally awsome. Great Picture and thanks for posting it. Must be new b/c i never seen it before untill now.

02-11-2003, 11:41 AM
My New Wallpaper:

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02-11-2003, 04:07 PM
romabimmer, nice wallapaper! I've downloaded the 1600 x 1200 one.

02-25-2003, 04:27 PM
this car is sweet!
it has looks to simply die for.
hell i would love one parked in my driveway.
its just stunning!

Scott 02
02-25-2003, 08:33 PM
All of Aston Martins cars are the best. I would love to have one parked in my driveway some day too for no reason, just to be parked there. Better yet Own one!

If anyone is interested in information on this car, Im just a PM away.:)

02-25-2003, 10:10 PM
:eek2: Those have got to be the best looking gauges I have ever seen in my life! I love the car even more now just for that.

02-26-2003, 12:16 PM
Originally posted by Scott 02
...I wrote a whole damn artical on this car just recently.

If you wrote an "artical" and you're not a journalist, why did you write the article? I am assuming it wasn't published.

Scott 02
02-26-2003, 02:16 PM
If you wrote an "artical" and you're not a journalist, why did you write the article? I am assuming it wasn't published.

Who said that in order to be an artical it must be published? I did a project on all Aston Martins and wrote many articles "im my own words" that probably could be published if I wish to do so.

02-26-2003, 02:30 PM
If they're good you should publish them, maybe on the internet :).

02-26-2003, 02:43 PM
Originally posted by Swoxy
If they're good you should publish them, maybe on the internet :).
In fact, I think we would love to see your article on this car posted right here. ;) :D

Scott 02
02-26-2003, 02:52 PM
Will do! :) I just got to find that 3 1/2 floppy now.

02-26-2003, 02:57 PM
We'll be impatiently wating. :)

Scott 02
02-26-2003, 07:35 PM
Most is stuff I looked up and about 1/4 of it came from Aston Martin's Site. I had to use there site or I wouldn't have a clue on this car;)

-I know how excited you are SuperCarMan, but Im impressed with your patience:) So anyway enjoy this short artical that isn't published b/c there is always damn ppl out there who whore all the information up before it gets to us.

Aston Martin AMV8
The Aston Martin AMV8 was going to be named: AM305. Aston Martin Decided not to use AM305 for the name of their new car, but use AMV8. The name "Vantage" comes from its long historic links with Aston Martin. This time it's a specific model name rather than denoting a high performance version. The AMV8 Vantage is a man built two-seater sports car that retains a front mid-engine/rear-wheel drive layout. The designer of this automobile goes by the name of Henrik Fisker. There are also a number of traditional Aston Martin design cues which have been put into the AMV8 Vantage's styling.... such as the front grille shape and the typical side strakes found on all Aston Martin models. The AMV8 Vantage is the first model to use Aston Martin's new unique VH Platform Strategy. Its just a new style of chassis they will be using in the future for all of Aston Martins cars. Alot of the technology in this car came from the Aston Martin Vanquish. Many call the styling of this car as "stunning". the look of AMV8 Vantage reminds me much of a modern Aston Martin. Henrik Fisher (designer) wanted to make it elegant and have a classic body that reflects the heritage and tradition of the Aston Martin brand. I strongly agree with that. The Aston Martin is powered by a 4.3L Aluminumn head V-8. It has a 6 speed manual transmition as well. So I think the AMV8 is a great model for us as it will allow Aston Martin to become a true player in the global sports car market.


02-27-2003, 10:23 AM

I'm glad you have confidence in yourself...because speaking as a published journalist myself, this isn't all that great.

Firstly, "AM305" was never meant to be the name of the vehicle. It's what we call a program code.

Secondly, your writing style needs to be honed quite a bit before someone would buy this from you.

As long as you enjoy writing things like this, keep doing it. But don't brag that you could sell it if you wanted. If someone offered you money for this, please give me the name of the publication because I'd make a fortune.

All the best of luck to you!

Scott 02
02-28-2003, 12:42 PM
Your right Hudson, I never planned on being a journalist in the first place. When I said "article" I ment a research article. Yep I could have used better words, but I wasn't looking to really impress anyone.

Thanks for tip Hudson. :)

02-28-2003, 04:40 PM
I don't think it's bad at all. I know you aren't going to see it in a Car and Driver, but it is a good "article". :D

Scott 02
03-02-2003, 08:26 PM
I don't think it's bad at all. I know you aren't going to see it in a Car and Driver, but it is a good "article".

Thanks guys for not getting my pissed off and saying how that article was shit. No Im just kidding. It wasn't a bad little article, I see it something for ppl who don't know much about this car that want to learn a little something about it.

03-23-2003, 10:54 AM
That new Aston rules!!!!:flash: :D :eek: :sun: :jumpie: :jump:

08-23-2004, 01:26 PM
Last post here was nearly 18 months ago.

Anyone have anything new on the AMV8 Vantage?

08-23-2004, 01:56 PM
Last post here was nearly 18 months ago. Anyone have anything new on the AMV8 Vantage?
It will go into production during the summer of 2005.

- There are 30 development cars riding across Europe and the USA now
- The engine will have close to 400bhp and 330lb ft torque
- 0 to 60 under 5 secs, max speed over 170mph
- At launch it will have a Graziano six speed manual
- Later the DB9 auto will be available (with uprated engine?)

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