Aston Martin - Vantage Price: from £120,900
Last Updated On: 20/06/2019
Compact dimensions, perfect proportions, pure lines and a lithe athletic stance give the latest Aston Martin Vantage unmistakable presence.
The heart of the new Vantage is Aston Martin’s potent new alloy, 4-litre twin-turbo V8 engine. Set low and as far back in the chassis as possible for optimal centre-of-gravity and perfect 50:50 weight distribution, this high performance, high efficiency engine returns a CO2 figure of *245g/km yet develops 510PS at 6000rpm and 685Nm from 2000-5000rpm. With a dry weight of 1530kg this gives the Vantage formidable power-to-weight and torque-to-weight ratios.
The Vantage deploys its impressive power and torque to the rear wheels via a rear-mounted ZF eight-speed automatic transmission. Capable of accelerating from 0 to 62mph (100km/h) in 3.6 seconds and on to a maximum speed of 195mph (314km/h), it employs a sophisticated suite of integrated electronic systems to offer maximum control and driver enjoyment.
The Vantage features a high level of standard equipment, including keyless start/stop, tyre pressure monitoring system, parking distance display, park assist and front and rear parking sensors. The In-Car Entertainment system - controlled and viewed via a centrally mounted 8” LCD screen - comprises of the Aston Martin Audio System, Bluetooth® audio and phone streaming, iPod®, iPhone® and USB playback and an integrated satellite navigation system.
There is a simply fabulous interior, handcrafted from the finest natural materials and styled with the same confidence and purity of the exterior, the Vantage's two-seater cockpit provides comfortable space for driver, passenger and luggage.
Aston Martin President Chief Executive Officer, Dr Andy Palmer said: “It speaks volumes for the outgoing Vantage that it is the single most successful model in Aston Martin’s history. Creating a worthy successor has been a challenge to relish and a huge source of motivation. I’m enormously excited by what we’ve created: a new Vantage that’s more explicit in looks and intent, wrapping heart-pounding performance and dazzling dynamics into an everyday usable package. A true sports car with a sharper look and a keener dynamic edge, the new Vantage is the Aston Martin pure driving machine enthusiasts have been waiting for.”
There is also an AMR version of the Vantage (image 7) and at its heart remains as Aston Martin’s potent 4-litre twin-turbo V8 engine propelling Vantage AMR from 0-60mph (97km/h) in just 3.9 seconds and 0-62mph (100km/h) in 4.0 seconds. While performance is at the forefront of all Vantage models, Vantage AMR is a very different breed, delivering the involvement and driver engagement that only a manual can offer.
Equipped with a motorsport-inspired seven-speed ‘dog-leg’ transmission, Vantage AMR is designed to deliver a focused and engaging driver experience. AMSHIFT ensures maximum smoothness and minimal interruption in acceleration, while the limited-slip differential combine to deliver one of the most exhilarating driving experiences on offer.