Aston Martin announces 2017 Vantage GTS

The GTS lineup is broken down into two trims called Lux and Sport, respectively.

Aston Martin has combined the V8 Vantage GT and the V8 Vantage S into a single trim level for the 2017 model year.

Power for both the GTS coupe and the GTS convertible comes from a naturally-aspirated 4.7-liter V8 engine that makes 430 horsepower at 7,300 rpm and 391 pound-feet of torque at 5,000 rpm. The eight is offered with either a six-speed manual transmission, or a seven-speed automatic unit. The GTS sprints from zero to 60 mph in about four seconds in its fastest configuration.

GTS buyers can choose from two models called Lux Edition and Sport Edition, respectively. More comfort-focused, the Lux model receives gloss black trim on both ends, silver five-spoke alloy wheels, as well as bright trim on the grille, on the headlight bezels, on the window surrounds, and on the side strakes. Inside, the GTS Lux features leather upholstery available in just about any color, piano black accents, and a 1,000-watt Bang & Olufsen sound system.

The Sport model boasts carbon fiber accents inside and out, black trim pieces in lieu of the Lux's bright trim, and gray five-spoke wheels. Inside, the Sport is offered with leather seats available in either black or gray, an Alcantara-upholstered steering wheel, and black knobs on the center console. Finally, the GTS Sport lives up to its name with a firmer suspension.

Developed specifically for the American market, the 2017 Aston Martin V8 Vantage GTS will go on sale shortly. Pricing information hasn't been revealed yet.

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