The New Aston Martin Vantage DesignUpon first glance, you are still able to see the first-generation Vantage DNA, yet features such as the clamshell bonnet are wonderfully similar to the Aston Martin DB11 - not that anyone will be complaining. The all-new Aston Martin Vantage uses an all-new platform and happens to be the second model to feature in Aston Martin's 'second-century plan', following on from the DB11, which will see seven new models being introduced in just seven years.
Styling is of a much bolder approach, yet class and elegance is still evident, Aston Martin have managed to compliment both these philosophies resulting in a superb looking coupe. The launch colour on the all-new Aston Martin Vantage is just the start of this bold new style presented. The 'Radioactive Lime' paint is certainly eye-catching, but if you're more reserved a subtler array of familiar Aston Martin colours are available - you'll still be turning heads thanks to the gorgeous silhouette this car gives.
We are used to seeing more aggressive styling in previous Aston Martin Vantage models, such as those styling cues adopted in the GT8 and GT12, however the standard Vantage was quite subtle. This is not the case with this all-new Vantage. Specific attention is drawn to the rear of the car which is dominated by a fully-functioning diffuser, and a pair of prominent exhaust tips.
Interior and TechThe all-new Vantage features bespoke Pirelli P Zero tyres, along with three enticing driving modes: Sport, Sport Plus and Track, which further increase characteristics such as exhaust volume, steering feel, throttle response when working your way up to the 'Track' setting. As if that wasn't enough, this is the first Aston to feature a new e-diff - which is more advanced than a mechanical LSD - allowing for many flamboyant moves on a track if desired, as this new diff can go from open to locked in a few milliseconds. Add in adjustable dampers and torque vectoring braking and this all-new Aston is sure to be a favourite around a track or deserted B-road.
The interior is wonderfully luxurious with, body hugging seats and materials wrapped in the finest leather and Alcantara®, with the 'cockpit' resembling a fighter jet somewhat, with buttons arranged in a commanding style within the centre console, complete with 8-inch LCD screen and if you wish, lashings of colour matching the car's exterior paint choice. As with many Aston Martin models, extras can be chosen from the 'Sports Plus Collection' comprising of Sports Seats and steering wheel, lashings of carbon fibre and a premium audio set-up too.
Stunning Performance and SpecificationsThe all-new Aston Martin Vantage has no trouble when it comes to superior performance. Interestingly, the first-generation Vantage had a larger 4.3-litre V8 whereas this all-new Vantage uses a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8. However, don't let the slightly smaller engine fool you. The 'old' Vantage produced between 380-440bhp during its lifetime, via a number of various versions. The all-new Vantage produces a monumental 503bhp with 62mph dealt with in just 3.6 seconds and go onto reach 195mph. In contrast, its predecessor took between 4.5 and 4.9 seconds depending on spec, showing a more than significant performance enhancement on this all-new Vantage.
With the birth of this new Aston Martin Vantage, we cannot wait to see what's next in the Aston Martin story!