The ultimate Aston Martin of the 20th century was the V8 Vantage Le Mans. The cash-strapped British firm decided to add two superchargers to its unloved Virage and somehow, it worked. The Le Mans was the run-out special, produced in just 40 examples, and added a few more PS and Nm to the already maniacal V600 model, taking the total outputs up to 600 PS and 820 Nm, world-leading figures at the time. The rest of the car did its best to keep up with the crazy numbers, utilizing Koni shock absorbers, stiffer anti-roll bars and magnesium wheels, but it remains a crude, blunt instrument. Despite this, contemporary reviewers, including the legendary Jeremy Clarkson, sung its praises.
We want to see it again in FH5 since it last appeared in FH3 and FM7. It didn’t make it to FH4 unfortunately but this 1998 V8 Vantage V600 looks like an OG since it resembles the 1977 model, but with retro-modern styling of course.