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If Britain can be said to never have truly entered the muscle car fray, then the Aston Martin V8s that prowled the UK starting in the late 1960s are surely the next best thing. Unabashedly aggressive in appearance, and equally savage in sheer grunt, the V8 Vantage also offers something that no American muscle car of the time could ever equal: authentic European luxury and exclusivity. For in addition to its performance credentials, spending time in a V8 Vantage is to coddle yourself in soft leather while admiring the real wood paneling. Yet the power on tap is the real story: the none-too-subtle hood bulge barely conceals the 5.3-liter V8, whose hot cams and revised carburetion allowed for an unprecedented 170 mph top speed, at which point the standard rear decklid spoiler becomes important. The Vantage’s soundtrack of burbles and bellows means that at any speed the mighty V8 stirs something primal in a driver’s soul that must be felt to be properly understood.
— Official description [1]

The 1977 Aston Martin V8 Vantage is a front-engined sports car by Aston Martin that appears in Forza Motorsport 4.

It returned to each main title of the Forza series with Forza Motorsport 6, where it was featured as a Rivals mode event reward.

Synopsis

The V8 Vantage is the fastest car of Aston Martin's V8 grand tourer series from the 1970s. It differs from regular models by having a high-performance V8 engine that gives the car a top speed of 170 mph (273 km/h), making it similar in performance to early supercars such as the Lamborghini Miura P400.

It was manufactured until 1989 and replaced by the Aston Martin Virage which would later receive a Vantage performance model.

The V8 Vantage is powered by a 5.3 litre V8 using a double overhead camshaft valvetrain along with four twin-choke carburetors. Its engine has a compression ratio of 10.2:1, and produces 380 hp (283 kW) and 380 ft·lb (515 N·m) of torque that make 0 to 60 mph sprints in 5.4 seconds and top speeds higher than 170 mph (273 km/h) possible.

To cope with the high amount of power, a five-speed manual transmission by ZF is fitted to the car along with body modifications consisting of a revised front bumper and rear spoiler that create more downforce for greater stability at high speeds. Its chassis, which has an almost neutral weight distribution, received a front anti-roll bar and four-wheel disc brakes for increased rigidity and more stopping power, respectively.[2]

Statistics

Icon ForzaMotorsport4 Wide
Speed 6.2
Handling 4.3
Acceleration 6.9
Launch 7.0
Braking 4.3
C 408
Unlock Requirements
Car Dealer:
Purchase from the car dealer for 35,000 CR
Performance & Body Style
Body Style:
Sports Car
Speed:
Top Speed: 171.6 mph  (276.1 km/h)
Acceleration:
0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 5.400 secs.
0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 13.200 secs.
Braking:
60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 138.4 ft (42.2 m)
100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): 376.6 ft (114.8 m)
Lateral Gs:
60 mph (97 km/h): 0.80 g
120 mph (193 km/h): 0.77 g
Icon ForzaMotorsport6 Wide
Speed 6.6
Handling 4.3
Acceleration 7.1
Braking 4.1
C 408
Unlock Requirements
Car Dealer:
Purchase from the car dealer for 35,000 CR
Performance & Division
Division:
None
Value: 35,000 CR
Speed:
Top Speed: 175.0 mph  (281.6 km/h)
Acceleration:
0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 5.417 secs.
0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 13.218 secs.
Braking:
60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 124.8 ft (38 m)
100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): 318.9 ft (97.2 m)
Lateral Gs:
60 mph (97 km/h): 1.03 g
120 mph (193 km/h): 1.00 g
Icon ForzaMotorsport7 Wide
Speed 6.6
Handling 4.2
Acceleration 7.1
Braking 4.0
Rare FM7 T3
D 394
Unlock Requirements
Unlock:
Purchase from the car dealer
Performance & Division
Division:
Vintage Sport GT
Collection Tier:
Tier 3 - Rare (+370)
Speed:
Top Speed: missing data
1/4 Mile: missing data
Acceleration:
0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): missing data
0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): missing data
Braking:
60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): missing data
100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): missing data
Lateral Gs:
60 mph (97 km/h): missing data
120 mph (193 km/h): missing data
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Speed 6.6
Handling 5.2
Acceleration 7.2
Launch 7.3
Braking 4.4
C 561
Unlock Requirements
Autoshow:
Purchase from the Autoshow for 100,000 CR
Performance & Championship
Championship:
Rare Classics
Speed:
Top Speed: 174.9 mph  (281.4 km/h)
Acceleration:
0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 5.400 secs.
0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 13.200 secs.
Braking:
60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 176.9 ft (53.9 m)
100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): 451.8 ft (137.7 m)
Lateral Gs:
60 mph (97 km/h): 0.78 g
120 mph (193 km/h): 0.78 g

Conversions

Icon Engine Conversion - Engine
Icon Game ForzaMotorsport4 V12 - DB9
Icon Game ForzaMotorsport6 4.5L V8
6.0L V12
Icon Game ForzaHorizon3 6.2L V8
5.2L V10
6.5L V12
Icon Drivetrain Conversion - Drivetrain
Icon Game ForzaMotorsport6 AWD
Icon Game ForzaHorizon3 AWD
Icon Aspiration Conversion - Aspiration
Icon Game ForzaMotorsport4 Twin Turbo, Twin-Screw Supercharger
Icon Game ForzaMotorsport6 Twin Turbo, Positive Displacement Supercharger
Icon Game ForzaHorizon3 Twin Turbo, Positive Displacement Supercharger

Trivia

  • It has a 50% weight distribution and blanked off grille in Forza Motorsport 4.

Gallery

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References

  1. "Forza Horizon 3 - Cars". forzamotorsport.net. Retrieved 08-14-2018.
  2. Dowsey, David (2001): Aston Martin: Power, Beauty and Soul
  3. "Community Bounty is Back!". forzamotorsport.net. Retrieved 08-14-2018.
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