The Nürburgring was recently graced with the presence of the V8-powered Vantage, which will try to embroil itself in an armwrestle-to-the-death with the new Porsche 911 about 365 days from now. The V8 Vantage looks darn similar to the much-loved concept car seen last year, the work of Aston design guru Henrik Fisker. The V8 is a modified version of Jaguar's AJ-V8, bored out to 4.3 liters and fitted with unique cylinder heads, rods, and pistons, apparently good for 350 to 400-hp. Both traditional six-speed and newfangled paddle shifting will be available, and although the V8 Vantage will try to match Porsche's top speed and 0-60 mph times of 182 and 4.8, respectively, the AM will easily surpass the 997's dollar value, with an estimated tag of $110,000. First year production is said to be completely sold out.
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