A bit like his other Jaguar, which was a few stalls away, Aston Martin came to Rétromobile with some nice cars, mostly for this purpose showcase the expertise of its historic Aston Martin Works division, The latter aims to restore the vehicles of the brand, but also to bring about the changes desired by some customers.
As the 2002 Vanquish presents at the booth, which benefited from one manual conversioninstead of the sequential gearbox with the originally mounted paddles. The British company is also a rarity DB4 Cabriolet, which lacks the bodybecause it is being restored. This car with the chassis number 1173 is still unique, as it is the only DB4 convertible that was equipped with the engine of the GT and originally offered about 300 hp instead of 240 hp.
From the DB4 to the V8 Vantage V600
Also on the stand is a beautiful gray DB4 coupe from 1960 and a red DB6 from 1968, which was also converted to a manual transmission. After all, a beastly V8 Vantage V600 Le Mans from the year 2000 sits next to his ancestors. last trace of the old Aston Martin stylebefore Ian Callum puts his whole paw on the track.
The V600 Le Mans was a limited edition of 40 copies, but also the song of the swan for the V8 Vantage, originally published in 1988 under the name Virage. It was destined to celebrate the fortieth anniversary of the victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1959. She saw that her 5.3-V8 supercharged engine was still gaining power and had previously reached 550 against 600 hp. For amateurs this car is currently for sale at the price of € 651,911,