• Dec 11th 2009 at 12:58PM
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2010 Aston Martin V8 Vantage – Click above for high-res image gallery

Reports from the British Isles and a new batch of images from the manufacturer indicate that Aston Martin has quietly prepared a few minor revisions for its entry-level V8 Vantage for the 2010 model year.

Among those changes are clear tail lamps (like those on the V12 version), side sills borrowed from the N400 edition and "magnum silver" mesh for the hood and side vents. There will also be some new optional equipment, including the ten-spoke, 19-inch forged, diamond-turned alloys pictured on the car above, carbon-Kevlar seats that trim 17kg off the curb weight, and a 1000-watt Bang & Olufsen stereo.

Along with the mild visual upgrades and the new optional equipment, Aston has cut the V8 engine's carbon emissions, the manual-equipped model dropping from 328 g/km to 315 g/km, and the Sportshift model dropping to 300 g/km. The changes are applied equally to the coupe and Roadster, with order books reportedly open now with deliveries beginning early in the new year. Check out the updated model in our high-resolution image gallery below.

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[Source: Aston Martin via CAR magazine]

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      • 5 Years Ago
      For shame Autoblog; posting this pornography on a family site!

      God it's gorgeous.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Aston Martin makes some gorgeous cars. If you've never seen one up close you are missing out. I know it seems a small thing to focus on, but they have absolutely gorgeous paint jobs on them. They are still mostly painted by hand and are colorsanded and polished before they leave the factory. They are just gorgeous up close.

      Most marques out there have crappy looking paint. Most of the time its texture in the clear that looks like crap (looking at you BMW) but lots of times you get cars that dont have enough color on them and you can see the primer through the paint still. (looking at you GM, Hyundai, Honda Odyssy).
      • 5 Years Ago
      Those taillights and wheels look pretty decent. I love Aston Martin's lineup though. Truly breathtaking.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I am a huge Aston fan. I remember when I was in Scottsdale at the beginning of August, while at a plaza near where I was staying there was a BD9 parked in front of me and I along with the rest of my family were just starring at it. Then I hear a growling V8 and turn and see a V8 Vantage coming my way also. That my friends, was a wonderful day.

      The only draw back that I could see to an Aston Martin would be its engine. There amazing, don't get my wrong, but for their displacement there are not as powerful as other cars in their classes and cars beneath them.
      • 5 Years Ago
      that's it, i'm starting an "I need a Vantage fund" right now. anyone car to donate to a worthy cause
        • 5 Years Ago
        They f'd up with that new sill panel. It's 100% wrong. Completely.

        That little flip up at the back end totally messes up the lines of the car.

        Change for the sake of change is not a good thing. Not on the most beautiful car on the road.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I LOVE IT. So let's see...V8Vantage for everyday, DB9 for weekends....Rapide for when I have kids...and a DBS for my mid life crisis... :-)
      • 5 Years Ago
      Nice clean tasteful update.
      Well done.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I can hardly tell Aston's apart from each other, old and new... And that's a good thing! They're beautiful on the outside, and it's nice to see the interior's have gotten away from their Ford-induced cheapness. Beautiful car.
      • 5 Years Ago

      Got a light?
      • 5 Years Ago
      There really doing a good job with the updates with Vantage, the thing is getting perfect.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I love it. I just wish they would have updated the headlights, too.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Ain't there nothin wrong with the lights.
        After all these years this beauty still has the most beautiful design of cars in it's range.
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