The new Aston Martin Vantage has been officially revealed ahead of a 2018 release. It has the same 4.0-litre V8 used in the DB11 and will go from 0-62mph in just 3.6 seconds.
A huge grille dominates the front of the Aston Martin Vantage, and it’s reminiscent of the grille on the multi-million-pound Vulcan. The headlights are simply styled and are a lot narrower than the outgoing car, while the new car also gets a prominent bonnet hump.
The bonnet itself is still fairly long and the overall shape of the Vantage is similar to the current car. It retains the long sloping roof and short rear end, but there are new air ducts on the side and a reprofiled window behind the doors. At the rear, a full-width light bar runs above the badge and across the ducktail spoiler, connecting the slim LED brakelight units. A more aggressive rear bumper features on this new car than the current car, with a larger diffuser and two protruding exhausts.
The interior of the new Vantage looks a very special place to sit. There’s plenty of carbon fibre trim on the lower centre console which, alongside the flat-bottomed wheel and contrasting stitching, make the Vantage feel sporty and purposeful. Thankfully the seats don’t look like they’ve been plucked straight from a racing car, so they should provide enough comfort for long journeys while also keeping you in place in the corners.
The dashboard features a large digital infotainment screen, which should have a faster processor and better graphics than some other Aston Martins. From it, you’ll be able to control the climate settings, media, sat navigations and other settings. The air vents below it look fairly cheap but should be better to use, and there will be other options available if the red inserts are a bit too garish.
The Vantage will use the same 4.0-litre V8 as the DB11, kicking out 510hp and propelling it to 62mph in just 3.6 seconds. Aston says the car has a 50:50 weight distribution, which means the weight of the car is spread evenly, which should benefit handling. Expect the Vantage to be even better to drive than the outgoing car.
As standard, the Vantage will come well-equipped with safety assistance technology including stability control, emergency brake assist and torque vectoring, which shuffles power to whichever wheels the computer decides is best. The car also comes with park assist, all-round parking sensors and tyre pressure monitoring.
The Aston Martin Vantage will cost around $299,950, although a few ticked option boxes could bring the price up quite a bit.