100 years of Aston Martin

Updated: Jan 19, 2013 13:01 IST

Based on the existing V8 sedan, Aston Martin took a very comfortable car and made it very fast. So fast that the V8 Vantage is regarded as the UK's first ever supercar and was head and shoulders above the equally desirable Ferrari Daytona in terms of performance -- 0-60mph in 5.5 seconds and a top speed of 170mph. Over the years Aston continued to tinker with its 5.3-litre V8 to increase power and performance until its retirement 12 years later. Photo:AFP
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Based on the existing V8 sedan, Aston Martin took a very comfortable car and made it very fast. So fast that the V8 Vantage is regarded as the UK's first ever supercar and was head and shoulders above the equally desirable Ferrari Daytona in terms of performance -- 0-60mph in 5.5 seconds and a top speed of 170mph. Over the years Aston continued to tinker with its 5.3-litre V8 to increase power and performance until its retirement 12 years later. Photo:AFP

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