2006 Aston Martin AMV8
Brenda Priddy & Co.
by Paul Lienert
Aston Martin to launch 'baby Aston' in 2005
Ford Motor Co.'s British super car subsidiary, Aston Martin, is preparing to launch the production version of its AMV8 Vantage concept, unveiled earlier this year at the Detroit auto show.
The so-called baby Aston will arrive in 2005, powered by a supercharged 4.3-liter V-8 engine rated at 450 horsepower and mated to a six-speed manual gearbox.
It is the first of the new generation Astons to be built on the company's new VH (vertical/horizontal) platform that will underpin all future models.
Priced from just over $100,000, the small Aston will compete with the Porsche 911 and the Lamborghini Gallardo, among others.
A convertible edition is planned for 2006.
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