1989 #AstonMartin V8 #Vantage #Volante X-Pack Convertible (192 )Volante built
The 1986–1989 580 '#XPack ' was a further upgrade, with #Cosworth pistons and #Nimrodracing -type heads producing 403 hp. A 'big bore' after-market
option was also available from Works Service, with 50 mm carbs (instead of 48 mm) and straight-through exhaust system giving 432 hp (the same engine as fitted to the limited-edition #V8 #Zagato .
16-inch wheels were also now fitted. If this wasn't enough, a 450 hp (336 kW) 6.3-litre version was also available from #AstonMartin , and independents offered a 7-litre version.
304 Series 2 #Vantage coupés were built - including 131 X-Packs- and 192 Volantes (in spite of only having been officially introduced in #1986 , near the end of production). Of the '#Cosmetic ' Vantage (for the #US #Swiss and #Japanese markets, with fuel injection instead of Weber carburettors), 14 Series 2 coupés and 56 Volantes were built.
A Vantage Volante convertible version was also produced between 1986 and 1989. Six mechanically similar cars had been built earlier to special order, but it was not regularly available until then. The production version featured an even deeper front spoiler than fitted to the Vantage, even wider wheel arches, and extended side skirts. The Vantage Volante also had a rear spoiler, which the regular Volante did not feature. In total, 166 Vantage Volantes were built, with the last ones leaving the factory in December 1989. In 1987 Charles, Prince of Wales took delivery of a Vantage Volante, but at his request without the production car's wider wheelarches, front air dam and side skirts. This became known as the 'Prince of Wales Spec' (or PoW) and around another 26 such cars were built by the factory. These are now generally considered the most desirable of all the 1970s/80s V8 models. Combined with the PoW cars, 192 Vantage Volantes were built. - 5 hours ago