The Aston Martin Vantage can be traced back to 1950, the nameplate was first used to denote an uprated engine package for the race-proven DB2. The first time Vantage was applied as a model designation was in 1964, when a high-performance Vantage-badged version of the DB5 became the new flagship of the range, and a standalone Vantage was introduced in the early 1970s. The cars are the culmination of the best tech and features along with a powerful engine setup and typically great GT-style handling. There’s obviously a lot to mention when it comes to an all-new model, but here at SXdrv, we focus on the power and the underpinnings. But first, the styling. The new Vantage is 30mm wider with a more muscular stance accentuated by a redesigned front end with a larger recontoured veined grille aperture. Cooling intakes are set into the bumper on either side of the grille and they sharpen things up. There’s a new integrated splitter, an all-new Matrix LED headlights design with integrated DRLs, and the iconic Aston Martin side strake returns. 21-inch forged alloy and fill the wider wheel arches to perfection, and frameless door mirrors and presenting door handles are also new to Vantage. Round back there’s a wider rear bumper incorporating side vents and larger diameter quad exhaust tailpipes so you can hear that glorious V8 soundtrack. The new Vantage also has three core livery designs, it’s available in 21 colours and clients can choose to add a Pinstripe, Pinstripe and Lipstick or Pinstripe, Lipstick and Rear infill. Aston Martin Chief Executive Officer, Amedeo Felisa, said about the new Vantage: “As we enter a period of pivotal change in the world of high-performance cars it is essential to remain true to those qualities upon which a legendary marque has been built. Any car bearing the Vantage name has much to live-up to, which is why this newest model makes an unwavering commitment to high-performance in its purest and most explicit form. Class-leading power and speed establish its credentials, but it is through expert application of the latest technologies to the Vantage’s perfectly balanced front-engine rear-drive chassis that we have created a sports car with addictive capability. Together with assertive styling, all-new interior and state-of-the-art infotainment, Vantage is world-class in every respect”.
Take a look at the YouTube video that's a lot more exciting than we expected from the likes of Aston Martin - it does a great job of showing off the latest incarnation of one of the coolest sportscars coming out of the UK: The New Aston Martin Vantage | Engineered for real drivers | Aston Martin
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