Aston Martin V8 Vantage (2008)
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Aston Martin V8 Vantage (2008): 25 facts and highlights

1. faster top speed

The fastest speed that the car can reach.
290km/h
Hennessey Venom GT (2014): 447km/h

2. larger engine size

This measurement is the total volume of all the engine's cylinders, also known as the engine displacement. This is one of many aspects of an engine that determine its horsepower, but generally speaking a greater size indicates more power.
4.7l
SRT Viper (2014): 8.4l

3. faster acceleration (0-100)

The time it takes for the car to accelerate from 0-100 kilometres per hour.
4.9s
Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport: 2.5s

4. higher maximum torque

Torque is a measurement of an engine’s power, closely related to horsepower. More torque indicates a more powerful car, and is also a good indication of its acceleration.
470Nm
Hennessey Venom GT (2014): 1566Nm

5. shorter length

4.38m
Lotus Elise (2014): 3.82m

6. height

1.26m
Gumpert Apollo: 1.11m

7. width

2.02m
Lotus Elise (2014): 1.72m

8. less CO2 emissions

The CO2 emissions of the car, measured in grams per kilometre. A car with less emissions is better for the environment.
299g/km
BMW i8 (2014): 49g/km

9. more horsepower

Horsepower is the most common unit for measuring the power of an engine.
420hp
Hennessey Venom GT (2014): 1244hp

10. Has rear-wheel drive

Rear-wheel drive benefits from increased traction when accelerating, as the weight of the vehicle shifts to the rear over the drive wheels. The weight of the car is also more evenly distributed, resulting in improved handling.
Aston Martin V8 Vantage (2008)
75% have it

11. better fuel economy (highway)

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.
9.29l/100 km
Lotus Elise (2014): 5l/100 km

12. weight

1.63t
Alfa Romeo 4C: 895kg

13. better fuel economy (combined)

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.
12.9l/100 km
BMW i8 (2014): 2.1l/100 km

14. Has a petrol (gasoline) engine

A petrol (gasoline) engine offers several advantages over diesel. For example the engines tend to be lighter and cheaper than their diesel counterparts. Petrol engines also tend to have higher horsepower, and the fuel is more readily available.
Aston Martin V8 Vantage (2008)
95% have it

15. Has fully independent suspension

This allows all four wheels to move up and down independently, providing a smoother ride when, for example, going over bumps in the road.
Aston Martin V8 Vantage (2008)
78% have it

16. Has stolen vehicle tracking system

The vehicle has a tracking system that utilises GPS, allowing you to locate it in case it is stolen.
Aston Martin V8 Vantage (2008)
22% have it

17. greater cargo volume

A larger cargo area is more practical as it allows you to transport more things.
300l
Dodge Challenger R/T (2014): 459l

18. better fuel economy (city)

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.
19.22l/100 km
Lotus Elise (2014): 8.3l/100 km

19. longer wheelbase

The wheelbase is the distance between the center of the front and rear wheels. A longer wheelbase provides the car with more stability and a smoother ride (although a shorter wheelbase can provide more responsive handling).
2.6m
Ferrari FF (2014): 2.99m

20. more cylinders

Although there are many aspects that determine the power, a higher number of cylinders is generally a good indication of the potential power of the engine.
8
Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport: 16

21. USB ports

With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.
2
Aston Martin V8 Vantage (2008): 2

22. larger fuel tank

A larger fuel tank means that you have to stop to refill less often.
80l
Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport: 100l

23. more airbags

Airbags are designed to cushion occupants in the event of an impact. The standard number is around six as some cars now incorporate additional ones, such as knee airbags, side airbags and side curtain airbags.
4
Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 (2014): 8

24. more valves

An intake valve allows the air/fuel mixture to enter the combustion chamber. An engine with more valves tends to increase performance.
32
Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport: 64

25. smaller turn radius

The turn radius indicates the smallest circular turn a car can make. With a smaller turn radius it is easier to perform a U-turn in one attempt instead of having to reverse back and forth in order to turn around.
11.38m
Nissan 370Z (2014): 9.98m

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