If this isn’t proof for love at first site, we don’t know what is! Image from VossenWheels.com.

It’s no secret we here at ESM love the Aston Martin marque.

Sure, it’s a little slower than other super/hypercars.  Sure, the technology has been relatively ancient for cars pre-dating the DB11.  Sure, some of the cars may have niggles forcing one to make sure he or she has an extended warranty before purchasing a used Aston.

That stance! Those wheels! ACR Performance widebody Aston Martin V8 Vantage convertible image from Image from VossenWheels.com.

But, fuck – they are pretty.

Add to the beauty a little provenance linked to James Bond and then you have a undeniable, er, bond with the cars Aston Martin produces.

According to Vossen’s official website, the wheels on this car are satin gold VPS-315T’s (20×11 Front, 20×12.5 Rear). ACR Performance widebody Aston Martin V8 Vantage convertible image from Image from VossenWheels.com.

Having had two Aston Martin V8 Vantage project cars we know all too well the looks we used to get when we drove the cars around.

Hell, we felt like James-mutherfucking-Bond himself whenever we were in the car.

That rear valence is crazy! ACR Performance widebody Aston Martin V8 Vantage convertible image from Image from VossenWheels.com.

So it’s no surprise our heart skippity-skipped a beat when we laid our eyes on this beautiful widebody Aston Martin V8 Vantage with Vossen Wheels by the folks at ACR Performance.

According to an article on SpeedHunters.com:

Predominately focused on sourcing and selling secondhand classics as well as modern Astons, Tokyo-based Alpha Classics came to the realization that it was the perfect time to launch a bespoke brand that caters to those that want their Aston Martins to stand out a little bit more.

A lot of the inspiration has come from Aston Martin’s V12 Vantage GT3 of which Alpha Classics has had a bit to do with through its own racing programme in Japan.

Wonder how hard it is to park this car? ACR Performance widebody Aston Martin V8 Vantage convertible image from Image from VossenWheels.com.

Truth be told, our heart hurts whenever we see pictures of this car.  Almost makes us regret switching up to the AMG GTS for like… 5 minutes.

In any case, we have no idea how much these body mods cost, but if we were to imagine, they’ll be up there in price because there aren’t a ton of V8 Vantage owners out there to help them create volume pricing.

Making moves. ACR Performance widebody Aston Martin V8 Vantage convertible image from Image from VossenWheels.com.

But if we could, we’d find a V12 Vantage convertible and do the ACR Performance treatment in a heartbeat.

For more information and photos of the Vossen Wheels on the ACR Performance widebody Aston Martin V8 Vantage convertible, you can check out Vossen’s official website.

For more information about ACR Performance, you can check out this article on SpeedHunters.com.

ESM

To create Essential Style for Men, mix 2 parts petrol, 1 part secret agent, 1 part rock and roll, 1 part hip-hop and a shot of tequila in a shaker with ice and vigorously shake for 20 seconds. Pour into a martini glass rimmed with explosives and have a supermodel serve for all your friends to enjoy.