The power increase meant that aerodynamic improvements had to be made. This included a spoiler on the tail, a deep spoiler under the nose and blanked off radiator (on most but not all), and blanked off bonnet air scoop. In common with the standard AMV8, the Vantage enjoyed similar evolutionary changes throughout its production life, including BBS wheels in 1983 and in 1986 the beautiful Ronal 16” wheel along with the 580 X Pack engine, the most powerful version developed for the production cars.
Announced in 1985 and launched for sale in 1986, the introduction of a limited edition Vantage Zagato renewed a partnership with the famous Italian coachbuilder. With striking aggressive styling, only 50 saloons and 37 Volante versions were produced. Most of the Volantes used the 585 series fuel injection engine.