Aston Martin Vantage: this is how it should have always been!
Aston Martin Vantage
The announcement of the new Aston Martin Vantage follows the successful introduction of the DB12 Coupe and Volante in 2023. Aston Martin Chief Executive Officer, Amedeo Felisa, says: “As we enter a period of crucial change in the world of high-performance cars, it is essential to remain true to the qualities upon which a legendary brand was built. Any car that bears the Vantage name has much to live up to, which is why this latest model is committed to high performance in its purest and most explicit form. With the Vantage, we have created a sports car with addictive capabilities. Along with assertive styling, an all-new interior and state-of-the-art infotainment, the Vantage is world-class in every way.”
4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine
That promises something! In terms of power, the new Vantage lives up to its expectations. Because under the hood now lies a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 engine with an output of 489 kW (665 hp) and a whopping 800 Nm. That’s a power increase of 155 hp and 115 Nm over the outgoing model. Shifting is done with an eight-speed ZF automatic transmission. Good for a 0-100 time of 3.5 seconds and a top speed of 325 km/h.
Aston Martin engineers made changes throughout the car, particularly in the suspension, steering, dampers and component placement. The sports car has a 50/50 weight distribution. Features of the new Vantage include Active Vehicle Dynamics, Bilstein DTX adaptive dampers, an Electronic Rear Differential (E-diff) and AML-specific 21-inch Michelin Pilot S 5 tires in the size 275/35/ZR21 front and 325/30/ZR21 rear.
The interior also received a major update. In terms of infotainment, great strides have been made. Not only by applying a better sound system from Bowers & Wilkins, but also by installing a completely new infotainment system, obviously with Apple CarPlay support.
Driver assistance systems
The car also received several driver assistance systems. Think Forward Collision Warning, Autonomous Emergency Braking, Adaptive Cruise control with Stop & Go function, Lane Departure Warning, Lane Keep Assist, Auto High Beam, Matrix headlights, Traffic Sign Recognition, Blind Spot Monitoring, Door Open Assist, Rear Cross Traffic Assist, Driver Drowsiness Detection (Coffee Cup) and a 360-degree surround camera.
Dimensions Aston Martin Vantage 2024
The new Aston Martin Vantage is 4,495 mm long, 1,275 mm high and 2,045 mm wide (side mirrors folded). The model’s wheelbase comes out to 2,705 mm. The luggage compartment holds from 235 to a maximum of 346 liters. The fuel tank holds 78 liters of gasoline, preferably the premium stuff. The car weighs 1,605 kilograms empty. Aston Martin reports average fuel consumption of 12.1 l/100 km, good for CO2 emissions of 274 g/km. So in the Netherlands, count on a hefty BPM fine.
Market introduction Aston Martin Vantage
Production of the new Aston Martin Vantage will begin in the first quarter of 2024. Delivery to customers will begin in the second quarter of 2024.