The 1985 Aston Martin V8 is a luxury sports car produced by the British manufacturer Aston Martin from 1972 to 1989. The V8 was Aston Martin’s successor to the DB6, and it was designed to be the company’s flagship model. The car was built in several variations, including a convertible (Volante), a shooting brake (Virage), and a Vantage high-performance model.
The 1985 Aston Martin V8 featured a 5.3-liter V8 engine with four Weber carburetors, producing 310 horsepower and 288 lb-ft of torque. It had a top speed of around 160 mph and could accelerate from 0-60 mph in just 6.2 seconds. The car was available with either a five-speed manual transmission or a three-speed automatic transmission.
The V8’s styling was a departure from Aston Martin’s previous models, with a squared-off design featuring flared wheel arches and a low, wide stance. The interior was similarly luxurious, with leather upholstery and wood veneer trim.