2012 ASTON MARTIN V8 VANTAGE S ROADSTER
Power for the Aston Martin V8 Vantage S comes from a 4.7L V8, which has been re-engineered to deliver 430-hp and 361 lb-ft of torque. The engine is mated to a new round-up developed 7-speed Sportshift II transmission specifically designed for the Vantage S with seven short ratio gears. Aston Martin says that the transmission is twenty percent quicker than its Sportshift. The V8 Vantage S also benefits from its own sound with a new exhaust muffler, quickened steering rack ratio of 15:1 compared to 17:1 on the standard car and a larger diameter front brake disc with new six-piston front brake calipers, new dynamic stability control (DSC) system and bespoke Bridgestone tires.
The S variant features a unique exhaust muffler specifically tuned to aurally define its sporting intent. A revised map opens the bypass valves earlier in the rev range at 3500 rpm and even earlier in ‘Sport’ mode producing more crackle on the overrun.
The Vantage has established itself as one of the world’s most beautiful cars; distinctively Aston Martin, elegant yet with controlled aggression and perfectly proportioned with a low purposeful stance. The Aston Martin V8 Vantage S capitalises on the beauty of the Vantage and fuses it with the taut design cues from the V12 Vantage which hint at the car’s heightened performance potential.
The rear bumper features a hand-made carbon fibre diffuser aiding the flow of air exiting from the underside of the car to maintain an area of low pressure at the rear of the car which helps to reduce lift and improve high speed stability.
The tailored Vantage S’ interior hints at the car’s dynamic capabilities, defined by a distinctive three-track stitch detail on the inside of the doors and on the seats. A new folded leather design runs along the new stitched tracks echoing the gills of a shark hinting at the power and agility of the Vantage S.
Both the Vantage S coupe and Roadster are hand built at Aston Martin’s global headquarters in Gaydon, Warwickshire alongside the V8 Vantage and V12 Vantage. Each Aston Martin V8 Vantage S takes in excess of 185 man-hours to build including 50 man-hours to paint and 70 man-hours to hand trim the interior. Each car undergoes meticulous attention to detail in not only the build phase but quality control and handover processes too.
2011 DODGE CHARGER
Above is new high-res photos of 2011 Dodge Charger, the efficient and aerodynamic exterior of the 2011 Dodge Charger is heavily inspired by the classic second-generation Charger from the late 1960s, featuring a design that is sure to strike the emotional chords of Dodge performance enthusiasts of all generations.
Crafted in world-class materials, Dodge Charger’s passengers are surrounded with comfort, craftsmanship and style, thanks to premium soft-touch materials and four available distinct interior color combinations. The all-new 2011 Dodge Charger’s state-of-the-art Uconnect® Touch integrates world-class infotainment and convenience technologies to keep passengers connected, comfortable and secure.
The all-new 2011 Dodge Charger is designed and targeted to appeal to enthusiasts who want standout styling with power, performance, comfort and the space and safety technologies for their young families or lifestyle needs.
The all-new Dodge Charger meets their demands for a vehicle that can deliver fun-to-drive handling, performance, iconic fastback coupe styling and world-class execution with the efficiency and technology to do more. The car is available in the United States in three models: Dodge Charger SE, Dodge Charger R/T and Dodge Charger R/T AWD.
Power for the entry level 2011 Dodge Charger SE and Charger Rallye will come from a 283-hp 3.6L Pentastar V6, while the 2011 Charger R/T will get power from the legendary 370-hp 5.7L HEMI V8 with 4-cylinder mode FuelSaver Technology to save you some gas when you’re just cruising along.