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2006 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Prodrive

In 2006, Prodrive revealed a series of performance enhancements for the V8 Vantage that made the car even more driver focused. Now one of the most sought-after models, we look at the car’s history before driving one for ourselves.

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1989 Aston Martin V8 Vantage X-Pack Coupe

Arriving in 1986, the X-Pack was the final and most powerful evolution of the V8 Vantage model, firmly cementing Aston Martin as a member of the exclusive supercar club. We look at the model’s history before driving a recently restored example.

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1971 Aston Martin DBS V8

Reliant Scimitar enthusiast Jim Pace has always fancied spending a day in an Aston Martin DBS V8 playing Roger Moore from The Persuaders! Today we make it happen.

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1993 Aston Martin Vantage V600

With its twin supercharged 5.3-litre V8 resulting in huge performance, yet still having the kind of luxurious interior Aston was now renowned for, the Vantage was the quintessential British supercar of the Nineties. Thirty years after its debut, we explore its history and later development before taking one of these refined brutes for a drive.

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1976 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Evolution upgraded 6.0-litre V8, fuel injection and modern 6-speed transmission

With its V8 now to six litres and featuring fuel injection plus a modern six-speed gearbox and beefed-up suspension, this 1976 AM V8 Saloon is a modern interpretation of an always popular classic Aston Martin.

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Prince of Wales standard-looking 1989 Aston Martin V8 Volante with a Vantage engine

When the then Prince of Wales ordered a standard-looking Aston Martin V8 Volante but with a Vantage engine, 22 customers ordered similar cars, creating a now mythical series. We track down a rare example to explain the history and significance of the V8 Volante PoW.

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