1999 Aston Martin Vantage Coupe   070230
Lot 216
1999 Aston Martin Vantage Coupe 070230
£90,000 - 110,000
US$ 140,000 - 170,000

Lot Details
1999 Aston Martin Vantage Coupe
Registration no. T1 AMV
Chassis no. 070230
Engine no. 590/70230/M
'Brutal' was a word used more than once to described the fastest Aston Martin ever on its introduction in 1992, but as the Vantage had no less than 550bhp available to propel its two tons, the choice can only be judged fair comment. A consummate fast tourer, the Virage left room at the top of the range for an out-and-out sportscar, hence the Vantage. Although the two models appear superficially similar few panels are shared, and beneath the skin the Vantage chassis boasts the kind of extensive re-engineering required to cope with the massive increase in performance. The latter comes courtesy of a blown version of Aston's 5,340cc V8, twin mechanically driven Eaton superchargers being preferred to turbo-charging on the grounds of superior throttle response. Quite apart from its stupendous maximum output, remarkable enough in itself, the engine is monstrously torquey, producing 550lb/ft at 4,000rpm, a figure that makes even the mighty Chrysler Viper V10's 450lb/ft seem puny by way of comparison and the ZF manual gearbox's six-speeds an un-necessary luxury.
On test with Autocar magazine, a development Vantage raced to 60mph in a Ferrari 512TR-destroying 4.6 seconds, reaching the 'ton' just 5.5 seconds later. Autocar summed up the Vantage as, "a real Aston Martin; a big, very beautiful, very fast, albeit expensive GT with so much appeal and purpose behind it that it is more an experience than it is mere transport."
Currently in the possession of its second owner, this Vantage was converted from manual to four-speed automatic transmission by the factory in March 1999 and is equipped with the highly desirable V600 dynamic driving package. Finished in Mendip Blue with Pacific-piped magnolia leather interior, it is presented in very good condition throughout and offered fresh from preparation by Aston Martin Works Service. The vehicle is offered with full Works Service history, current MoT and Swansea V5 registration document.
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