A New Aston Martin Vantage Arrives

November 22, 2017

For seven decades, the Vantage name has been adorning quite a number of Aston Martin models, giving them street cred and a prestige like no other. From the very first DB2 fitted with the Vantage option all the way to the present day, this Grand Tourer has been giving drivers pleasure behind the tiller. And now, a new model arrives, bringing the nameplate to the new millennium.

The design, for one, is a mix of bold and muscular curves, short overhangs, and powerful haunches. These are mixed with front and rear difuesers that are both aesthetically pleasing and functional at the same time. Then there are the side gills that help direct air to all the right places underneath the car. All this gives the new Vantage optimum downforce, making it stick to the pavement like glue.

Like the outside, the cabin is an interplay of lines and zones that are both driver focused and pleasing to the eye. There is also a plethora of modern conveniences that keep the driver and passengers informed of what’s going on with the car and the world outside. Of course, the luxurious interior cossets them in the lap of comfort while on the move.

At the heart of it all is a potent 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 that musters 510hp and 685Nm of torque. Mated to a rear-mounted ZF 8-speed automatic gearbox, the engine-tranny combo blasts the Vantage from 0-100kph in just 3.5 seconds before hitting a top sped of 314kph.

Beyond the straight line speed, however, this new Aston Martin is also about enjoyment at every corner. The powerplant, which is set as far back as possible, along with goodies like Dynamic Stability Control, Dynamic Torque Vectoring, Electric Power Stering, and Electronic Rear Differential (a first for an Aston Martin) all combine to give the car the utmost control while still offering a plush ride befitting a true GT car.

The new Aston Martin Vantage is available to order now. Deliveries will begin in the second quarter of 2018.

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Mr. Gerard Jude Castillo
Gerard has been a self-confessed car nut ever since he was a little boy. As a grown-up, he indulges in his passion by collecting toy cars (which he started since childhood) and reading up on the latest cars out there.  As Associate Editor, he will ensure that you get your fill of the latest cars in the market, as well as a load of automotive features.