Aston Martin’s new model, Vantage, is raw and unwavering in its singular purpose—to overwhelm the senses through its world-renowned design, agile performance, and dedicated craftsmanship. Its heart beats with a high powered 4.0 litre twin-turbocharged V8, producing that visceral Aston Martin roar. A rare breed and a statement of independence on the road, Vantage embodies all that is beautiful in our performance sports car range. Read ahead to know more.
Meet the long awaited 2018 Aston Martin Vantage. It marks the first radical change for the model, both visually and dynamically, since the modern V8 Vantage arrived as a concept car at the Detroit Auto Show in 2003 and endured a lifespan of 12 model years long with only a few incremental changes. Race track, winding country road or the everyday commute, Vantage is an Aston Martin of outstanding class, delivering a drive so intensely felt that it demands to be experienced time and again.
Like the archetypal hunter, everything has been finely tuned for a purpose. Sculptural forms create an athletic predatory stance, while muscular flanks and broad haunches express the agility and dynamism that are inherent to the car.
The front of the car is dominated by a massive new mesh grille that sits low down and is integrated into the splitter, giving the Vantage a love-it-or-hate-it look. You’ll also find slit-like LED headlights and a clamshell bonnet with a distinct power dome, while larger vents have been cut into the sides to bleed air from under the front wheel arches, thereby reducing the lift.
The signature ultra-slim rear light graphics illuminates the full-width of the tailgate, accentuated by the flick in the Vantage’s tail. It provocatively expresses the car’s animalistic character in what is set to become an iconic symbol of performance.
The distinctive cockpit feel of the interior is one of absolute focus and functionality. A lower driving position creates a more immersive experience, intimately connecting the driver with the car and the road ahead.
Power comes from a twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 engine from Aston Martin’s technical partner AMG, with 503 bhp at 6000 rpm and a muscular 505 lb ft of torque from 2000-5000 rpm. Positioned as far back with the chassis as possible, Aston claims a 50:50 weight distribution on this one. Dry weight is 1530 kgs. It’s combined with an eight-speed automatic transmission by ZF and an electronically controlled differential with torque vectoring – the first of its type to be fitted to an Aston Martin. – Source: Aston Martin