After months of teasing, Aston Martin have finally revealed the 2018 Vantage.
The new Vantage show Aston Martin are going down to a more modern, they have ditched the formal black tie look of the Vantages of late to adapt to a more youthful look.
From the aerodynamic splitter to more cabin space, we are going to give you a run down of the winged badge’s newest model.
The latest iteration of the Vantage has opted for a more dynamic, sporty, aggressive look and athletic aesthetic over the classy and timeless look so frequently associated with previous models.
The most striking feature of this car is the chrome-lined grille, motorsports fans will be familiar with this type of grille as it is a staple in that arena. As can be seen from the curves, aerodynamics was a huge part of the design behind the body. Notably, the aggressive front splitter is made to improve airflow underneath the Vantage and at the rear diffuser. On top of this the braniacs at Aston Martin added an upswept rear deck lid and side grilles which in theory should give significant down force.
The ‘Radioactive Lime’ colourway is the pièce de résistance of this radical design change.
Powering the 2018 Vantage is a 4.0-litre AMG twin-turbo V8 that pumps out out an impressive 510PS and 685Nm of torque. As a result, it can accelerate from 0 to 60mph in 3.5 seconds and on to a maximum speed of 195mph.
The chassis improves upon the bonded aluminium structure which we first saw debuted on the DB11. The Vantage a rear-mounted ZF eight-speed automatic transmission and a 50:50 weight distribution.
And for the first time on an Aston, the Vantage features an Electronic Rear Differential that’s linked to the car’s electronic stability control system. This allows it to monitor the vehicle’s behavior and react accordingly by funneling power to the relevant wheel.
Alcantara and leather interior options and sport seats have been included, Mercedes (which holds a 5 percent stake in Aston) provides the digital dashboard and media screens.
At the rear, the Vantage boasts a surprisingly large boot space of 350 litres, which is amazing for a a two-seater 195mph sports car.
The 2018 Vantage is on sale now from £120,900, but deliveries won’t begin until early next year.
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