Aston Martin’s Vantage sports activities automotive has been renewed for the 2025 mannequin 12 months with contemporary exterior styling, a revamped inside, and a giant leap in energy.
The present Vantage arrived in 2018 as a 2019 mannequin. Like the bigger DB12, the brand new Vantage is extra of a significant replace of the present technology versus a ground-up redesign. However, the modifications made are intensive. Solely the coupe has been proven however a new Vantage Roadster can be within the pipeline.
Below the hood is identical Mercedes-Benz AMG-sourced V-Eight discovered within the present Vantage, in addition to the DB12. The engine is a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter unit that delivers 656 hp, which is down on the 671 hp of the DB12 and a considerable leap over the 503 hp of the present Vantage. Torque checks in at 590 lb-ft.
Aston Martin’s personal engineers made main upgrades to the engine to spice up the efficiency degree, together with modifying the cam profiles and compression ratios, including bigger turbochargers, and optimizing the cooling methods.
Drive is to the rear wheels through an 8-speed automated transmission, plus an digital differential. The transmission, sourced from ZF, is identical unit used within the present Vantage, however for the brand new automotive there is a shortned last drive ratio to ship stronger in-gear acceleration. The shift speeds have additionally been elevated. A handbook transmission is not avaialble, that means Aston Martin has performed away with the third pedal.
Serving to get the facility to the bottom are a set of Michelin’s new Pilot Sport S 5 tires. The tires, which measure 275/35 up entrance and 325/30 on the rear, function a bespoke compound that was developed with Aston Martin particularly for the brand new Vantage. They’re wrapped round 21-inch solid alloys as customary. Forged-iron brake rotors are customary however consumers can go for carbon-ceramic rotors that not solely enhance stopping energy but additionally save near 60 kilos of weight. The dry weight of the automotive is 3,538 kilos.
With launch management, homeowners can count on 0-60 mph acceleration in 3.Four seconds. The highest velocity is a claimed 202 mph.
For improved dealing with, the engineers labored over the bonded aluminium construction of the present Vantage to ship improved stiffness and rigidity within the new automotive. A number of the measures taken included a brand new entrance physique cross member which additionally sits additional again to extend mounting level stiffness for the double-wishbone entrance suspension. There’s additionally a stiffer engine cross brace, new designs for the undertrays, and elevated lateral strengthening between the rear suspension towers.
Digital methods additionally improve the dealing with. The soundness management system tracks the automotive’s actions and fee of acceleration alongside six axes, whereas separate methods for the traction management, brake-based torque vectoring, and energy steering additionally assist to maintain the automotive regular by way of corners and down the straightaway.
Just like the DB12, the inside of the brand new Vantage takes a significant step up in design and high quality in comparison with the cabin within the automotive being changed. As an alternative of the odd shapes of the outdated inside, the brand new design options clear, unbroken strains, in addition to digital screens for the gauge cluster and infotainment hub. There are additionally high-end options, both customary or out there, like Bridge of Weir leather-based, a 15-speaker Bowers & Wilkins audio system, and an Aston Martin-developed infotainment system with a significantly better consumer interface than the previous Mercedes-based system Aston Martin has been utilizing. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are additionally included.
Modifications to the outside aren’t as excessive as these made inside. Essentially the most vital departure from the present automotive is the brand new entrance finish which options headlights and vertical vents impressed by the design of the One-77 supercar. The edges additionally sees the return of Aston Martin’s conventional aspect strakes.
Aston Martin will begin manufacturing of the brand new Vantage shortly with deliveries to start within the second quarter with pricing to be introduced nearer to launch. The automotive can be the premise of the most recent Vantage GT3 race automotive which can characterize Aston Martin in quite a few the highest GT race collection, together with the FIA World Endurance Championship and IMSA SportsCar Championship.