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Pentland Green | Coupé | 5 Speed Manual | 5.3 litre Twin-Supercharged V8 | 20,251 miles | AU$549,995
Back in 1992, Aston Martin was in the process of upgrading its Virage: a massive, two-tonne, V8 grand tourer that preferred to conquer European highways rather than attack winding backroads. It was an opulent private jet on wheels, but when it came to open straights, it barely flexed its muscles.
Aston went about fixing this which resulted in bolting on two mechanically-driven Eaton superchargers, the 5.3-litre V8 – which first saw the light of day in the late ‘60s – now produced an astonishing 410kW.
Most companies would have stopped there but in 1998 saw the introduction of the Aston Martin Vantage ‘V600 driving package’; an uprated, louder variant that boasted near-nuclear power outputs of 447kW and a responsibly tweaked suspension setup to handle the extra grunt.
We are very excited to bring to market one of these late model Vantages, finished desirable colour combination of Pentland Green over Tan and benefitting from the “V600 Driving Package” which was fitted by Aston Martin in house works division in 2004.
Accompanied by a comprehensive servicing and maintenance portfolio, with the majority of service undertaken by Aston Martins Works Department or Aston Martin Specialists this is definitely one for the Collector.
Brought over from the UK to Sydney in 2022 this V600 would be one of only a handful on our shores. As in house enhanced models go, we don’t think they come much more universally collectable than this. Not just the swan song of the Marek engine and the Virage chassis, or the end of the “hand-made” era from Aston but the three dimensional representation of the madness that was Aston Martin in the 90’s.
When any pressure is applied to the accelerator you feel the nose lift as the supercharges start to wine, just like a scene out of Mad Max but with a hint of English elegance this V600 is always an occasion. Ready to be taken on that long road trip or shock a crowd at a cars and coffee event don’t miss your chance to come and see this brute in the flesh.