Vantage

All-new sports car is faster, leaner and looks sensational.

Aston Martin’s 2005 Vantage carved itself a niche as the brand’s most compact, sharpest-handling sports car, with a string of race championships to its credit. Now they’ve gone back to a clean sheet to create its successor. The new Vantage is a dramatic step forward; it’s lighter, stiffer, more predatory in design and powered by a sensational 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8.

Overview

Aston Martin Vantage

Our first sight of the new evolution of Aston Martin design came from the big screen in 2014, when the DB 10 concept car made its debut as James Bond’s company car in the movie Spectre. Take a glance at the Vantage and while it’s clear there are hints of 007’s wheels in the design, the new Vantage is even better looking.

From the outside, the profile is pure Aston Martin yet a clear evolution of the breed. The eye is taken first by the minimal front and rear overhangs, muscular flanks and broad haunches. The overall impression is of a taut and muscular pure sports car, with a sculpted bonnet that tapers to two slim LED wraparound headlights and a low, shark-like grille. It’s not a fussy shape, but is highly expressive, with a single falling shoulder line that connects front to back in one sweep. Aston Martin claims class-leading aerodynamics for the Vantage; the rear is dominated by a big diffuser, which helps to keep the Vantage pinned to the road at speed, and the full-width rear light which kicks up over the rear tailgate flip.

Inside, there’s a focused and functional feel to the cockpit, with Gaydon’s unmistakable hand-craftsmanship at all touchpoints. The driver sits low, switchgear falls neatly to hand and has a positive, mechanical feel. Behind the two front seats is a useful 380 litres of boot space.

Technology

Aston Martin Vantage

The Vantage features the new aluminium architecture already used on the Vantage, but only 30% of the components are carried over. It’s 284mm shorter overall, 100mm shorter in wheelbase and weighs 200kg less than the Vantage V12. In a video released a few days ahead of the official launch, Aston Martin dynamics chief engineer Matt Becker invited Red Bull F1 star Max Verstappen to Rockingham to test a verification prototype. Becker revealed the new Vantage weighed just 1530kg dry, which made it more ‘playful’ and controllable in handling – something amply confirmed as Verstappen drifted the new Vantage with ease.

The 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 that powers the rear wheels via a ZF 8-speed transmission delivers 503bhp and 685Nm of torque. It catapults the new Vantage from 0-62mph in just 3.6 seconds – over a second faster than its predecessor. Three modes are offered; Sport, Sport+ and Track, which illustrates the difference in character with the Vantage, whose modes are GT, Sport and Sport+.

The Vantage comes with an Electronic Rear Differential, an Aston Martin first. It can go from 100% open to fully locked in milliseconds, much faster than a conventional limited slip diff, and by being linked to the electronic stability control it can learn from the driver’s inputs, making it composed and stable at high speeds yet delightfully agile and responsive in cornering. 

Specification

  • Top Speed195 mph

  • 0-62 MPH3.6s

  • Max Power503 bhp

  • Engine Size4.0L

  • Weight1530 KG

Aston Martin Vantage
Dimensions
Vehicle length 4465 mm
Vehicle width (incl. mirrors) 2153 mm
Vehicle height 1273 mm
Wheelbase 2704 mm
Weight
Dry Weight 1530 kg
Engine
Engine / cylinders / valves 4.0 litre twin turbo V8
Fuel management TBC
Max torque @ engine speed 685Nm from 2000-5000 rpm
Power output @ engine speed 510PS / 503BHP / 375kW at 6000 rpm
Performance
Top speed 195 mph / 314 km/h
Acceleration 0-100 km/h 3.6 sec
Fuel Consumption
Urban 19.7 mpg / 14.4 litres/100 km
Extra urban 34.3 mpg / 8.2 litres/100 km
Combined consumption / range 1 26.8 mpg / 10.5 litres / 100 km
CO2 emissions (combined) 245 g/km

New Aston Martin Vantage pricing from £120,900

New Aston Martin Vantage prices start from £120,900. This is the manufacturer's recommended retail price (RRP) plus VAT, OTR, Road Tax, Registration and Delivery as of November 2017. Please call us to discuss options.

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