The V8 Vantage S is powered by a 430 horsepower 4.7-liter V8 engine mated to a newly-developed 7-speed Sportshift 2 transmission. A 'Sport' button quickens the gear changes and gives the driver a more aggressive throttle response. Changes from the V8 Vantage include 10 extra horsepower, a quicker steering rack ratio, larger diameter front brake discs, new springs and shocks, a new dynamic stability control system, a new lower front bumper finished in carbon fibre, a new rear bumper and side sills, and wider rear wheels. Standard features include 19-inch alloy wheels, automatic climate control, leather power sport seats, six-disc audio system, Bluetooth wireless connectivity, and rear parking sensors. A wide variety of wheel designs, paint colors, and interior trim colors can be specified. Heated seats, memory seats, a navigation system, satellite radio, and a thirteen speaker, 1000-watt Bang & Olufsen BeoSound audio system are available. The V8 Vantage S is a new-for-2011, more driver-focused version of the V8 Vantage.