The 1988 Aston Martin V8 resembled its predecessor, the 1987 V8, with only a few minor updates. The most significant alteration was the adoption of a new Marelli engine management system, which enhanced the car’s performance and dependability.
The V8 was powered by a 5.3-liter V8 engine that generated 310 horsepower and 345 lb-ft of torque, which was paired with either a five-speed manual or a three-speed automatic transmission. The V8 could reach a maximum speed of 160 mph and accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 6.1 seconds.
With its sleek lines, low profile, and iconic Aston Martin grille, the 1988 V8 boasted a classic and timeless design. The vehicle’s exterior was made of aluminum, and it had circular headlights that were easily recognizable. The interior was luxurious and comfortable, with leather seats and wooden accents.
Only 78 units of the 1988 V8 were built, making it a limited edition car that has since become popular among collectors and enthusiasts.