Aston Martin unveils new Vantage with more power and DB12 interior
The latest-gen Vantage upps the ante with 656bhp - 153bhp more than its predecessor
Aston Martin has revealed its latest generation Vantage ahead of production slated to begin in early 2024, continuing to take the fight to formidable rivals like the Porsche 911 Turbo S and the Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S. It is priced from approximately £165,000, and the first deliveries are expected in the spring,
At the heart of the Vantage's latest transformation is its powertrain, which now boasts 656bhp, a 153 bhp increase from its predecessor, coupled with an 800Nm torque, an enhancement of 116Nm.
Aston Martin says these advancements have been achieved through a series of significant modifications to the AMG-derived 4.0-litre V8 engine, including the introduction of larger turbochargers, reprofiled camshafts, and an optimised compression ratio. It is paired to an improved 8-speed automatic transmission, and enlarged air intakes and a new bonnet duct join the internal updates to improve cooling.
As a result of the extra power and recalibrated transmission, the car is said to deliver a 0-62mph time of 3.5 seconds when its launch control feature is engaged, shaving 0.2 seconds off the previous model, and matching the performance of the V12 Vantage S of the previous generation. Its top speed has also increased to 202 mph - 7mph higher than its predecessor.
Externally, the new Vantage adopts a wider body, new front-end design with a more pronounced grille, and Matrix LED headlights, while as the rear can be found quad exhaust outlets and the option of carbon fibre detailing throughout.
Inside meanwhile reveals a completely revamped cabin, boasting high-quality finishes and Aston Martin's latest infotainment system, the first to be developed in-house by the
Gaydon based firm. The cabin's layout, inspired by the DB12, features a lower console and door cards, a large digital instrument cluster, and customisable seating options, which include carbon fibre bucket seats.
In addition to the above, Aston Martin has also introduced a number of technological enhancements that are said to elevate both the car’s performance and driving experience. The introduction of an Adjustable Traction Control system for example, allows drivers to tailor the car's handling to their preference. The car also rides on Michelin Pilot Sport 5S tyres that are claimed to have been tailored for this latest generation.