The exterior paint finishes available back then comprised black and white, with satin or glossy looks, and the green paying tribute to the F1 racer. It features a new front splitter, side canards, a different grille, a large rear wing, and underbody turning vanes. These were not added for show-and-tell reasons, as they actually improve the downforce by 440 pounds (200 kg) when the car travels flat-out. Rounding off the exterior makeover were the 21-inch alloys.
Sporting a leather and suede mix with a few lively touches, depending on the configuration, the cockpit was also more special. And the upgrades do not end here, as the F1 Edition variant of the Aston Martin Vantage also came with a re-tuned chassis sporting stiffer rear springs and improved dampers. The steering was also updated, and compared to the standard car's 510 ps (503 hp/375 kW), the bi-turbo 4.0-liter V8 was massaged to develop 25 ps (25 hp/18 kW) more. Thus, it is rated at 535 ps (527 hp/393 kW), and the torque still stands at 685 Nm (505 lb-ft), but it is sustained for longer, according to the British car marque.
When it launched in two body styles, Coupe and Roadster, Aston Martin used to ask £142,000 for the Vantage F1 Edition in its home market of the UK, which equals $180,779 at today's exchange rates. Over in Germany, it used to start at €162,000 ($176,057), and depending on the overall condition and mileage, you could still get one on the used car market for a similar sum. And if you were somehow looking for that perfect example worthy of your hard-earned cash, then the pictured one could be precisely what the doctor ordered.
Finished in beautiful satin black and mixing leather and Alcantara inside with a touch of yellow, this Roadster is looking for a new home. It is in the possession of VDM Cars, which refrained from saying anything about it. Thus, if you want to find out more about this gorgeous open-top baby Aston, then you should reach out to them. The same goes for the asking price, too.