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Looking back at the past decade in motoring: Part 4

Fiat 500

Welcome to the fourth part in this series. As with the last part, we will continue looking at the whole world rather than a focus on one area, but this time we will focus more on the actual cars than the industry. We’ll be having a look at how companies have revived some classic nameplates, such as the Fiat 500 pictured above.

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Aston Martin updates V8 Vantage

News from Aston Martin this time as the British car maker has launched its 2010 revised V8 Vantage.  The changes aren’t actually that big and I don’t see this as a facelift, just as an SE version. The looks are pretty similar to the old Vantage as well, only that you get more choice now: You can choose new 19-inch forged rims like the one you see in the picture above, a new bonnet and clear rear lights. Bear in mind the car does not come standard with those, they are optional extras.

Aston has also worked, like about every other car maker in the world right now really, at reducing CO2 emissions. To lower the output, they remapped the ECU and fiddled with the gear ratios as well so now it produces 315g/km, 13 less than the old Vantage.

More optional extras have been added to the interior as well so now you can spec your Aston with lightweight seats, or if you aren’t interested in the 17kg weight loss, a banging 1000W Bang & Olufsen sound system for your favourite music. If you fancy yourself a V8 Vantage you can get your order in now and expect it to be delivered in early 2010. Just remember it costs £83,191.

Source: Autocar

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