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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”.    

The new Aston Martin Vantage features a hand-built twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 that’s seen a host of tweaks over the previous generation. The new setup churns out a very healthy 490 kW of power with a nice high torque rating of 800 Nm. This is a decent 114 kW and 115 Nm bump, the biggest power jump between Vantage models to date - gains of 30% and 15% respectively. The bigger power comes from modified cam profiles, optimised compression ratios, larger turbos, and increased cooling. The setup is coupled to an 8-speed ZF automatic transmission that sends power to the rear wheels. When the loud pedal is mashed to the floorboards, the new Vantage can get up to 100 km/h in around 3.5 seconds and it can run on to a massive top speed of 325 km/h. A host of electronics aid in this performance, the new car has a new Launch Control system fully integrated with the powertrain, transmission and Electronic Stability Programme (ESP), which when engaged the car to deploy as much torque as conditions allow, using the new E-Diff, ESP slip control and engine torque management to keep wheel slip in the optimal range throughout the launch. Drivers can also dial in the precise amount of slip they desire during the launch by making changes via the Adjustable Traction Control (ATC) system – reducing or increasing the amount of controlled wheelspin permitted by the Launch Control System or allowing themselves full throttle control by setting the ATC to Traction Control (TC) Off. The car has a perfect 50:50 weight distribution and state-of-the-art suspension built around Aston Martin’s latest generation bonded aluminium construction, Vantage features an enhanced body structure to deliver more focused and engaging dynamics thanks to additional underbody stiffening components for increased overall torsional rigidity. Standard braking features 400 mm cast-iron front discs and 360mm rear discs, but Carbon Ceramic Brakes (CCB) can be specified as an option. These offer increased braking performance and reduced brake fade at temperatures of up to 800 °C, while also saving 27 kg in unsprung. Production of the Vantage is due to commence in Q1 of 2024, with first deliveries scheduled to begin during Q2 2024.

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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