Aston Martin V8 Vantage Volante 1989

Aston Martin only produced 192 V8 Vantage Volante luxury sports cars, with another 56 built to UK-specifications.  When first released, the V8 Vantage Volante was the fastest four-seater production car ever built, reaching a top speed of 170mph.  The V8 evolved from the DBS in April 1972 and was produced until 1989.  An Aston Martin V8 featured in the 1987 James Bond movie The Living Daylights and, on June 20, 2019, Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer announced that the V8 will reappear in the latest 007 movie No Time to Die.  These photographs were taken for Caerbont Automotive Instruments (CAI) at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.  The original Aston Martin V8 sports cars all featured SMITHS instrumentation, which continue to be manufactured by CAI at their facility just outside Swansea.

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