’85 V8 Vantage Volante
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Yes, really. The V8 Volante may not be the most elegant Aston Martin ever devised, but a production run of 11 years and a brief period as the fastest fours eater production convertible in the world – despite being objectively a grand tourer – are hardly to be scoffed at. First announced in 1977, major re-development had taken place by the time this ’85 model rolled out the factory doors, including revised camshafts, air-box, larger inlet valves and carburettors for the 432bhp 5.3-litre V8. By 1986, the final hurrah arrived in the shape of the Series V, which…
…okay, fine, car chase on an ice lake and Timothy Dalton. Happy now?