INTRODUCING THE NEW VANTAGE: THE SUCCESSOR TO A TRUE SPORTING DYNASTY

INTRODUCING THE NEW VANTAGE: THE SUCCESSOR TO A TRUE SPORTING DYNASTY

  • New Vantage defined by bold new look, intensified performance and dynamics
  • Powered by 4.0-litre, 510PS/685Nm twin-turbo V8 mated to eight-speed ZF transmission
  • Maximum speed 195mph. 0-60mph in 3.5 seconds
  • First Aston Martin to be fitted with an Electronic Rear Differential (E-Diff)
  • Deliveries scheduled to begin second quarter of 2018

21 November 2017, Gaydon: Vantage. An evocative name for a magnificent bloodline of thoroughbred sports cars. For seven decades the heartbeat of Aston Martin’s purest models, the Vantage nameplate has been worn by some true icons. First used in 1951 on a high-output engine option for the DB2, Vantage was quickly established as a model in its own right. Highlights include the William Towns-designed V8 Vantage, spectacular twin-supercharged V600 Le Mans and the much-loved V8 Vantage. Today this formidable sporting dynasty is poised to hit new heights with the introduction of the new Vantage.

A spectacular new Aston Martin sports car demands a bold and distinctive design language. Pure, sculptural forms create an athletic, predatory stance, while the minimal front and rear overhangs, muscular flanks and broad haunches express the agility and dynamism inherent within the car. New head and tail lights form dramatic new signatures giving the Vantage unmistakable road presence and contribute to a strong and individual identity within the growing Aston Martin model range.

Aerodynamic performance was central to the Vantage design concept: the front splitter directs airflow underneath the car, where a system of fences channels cooling air where it is needed, and also ensures the rear diffuser is fed with clean airflow. The design of the diffuser creates an area of low pressure air, while simultaneously preventing turbulence generated by the rear wheels from disrupting the flow of air exiting centrally from beneath the rear of the car.

Together with the new side gills, which have been integrated into the body surface and bleed air pressure out from the front wheel arches, and the pronounced upswept rear deck lid, the Vantage generates a significant level of downforce – a rarity on any production car and a first for a core production Aston Martin model.

The design story continues inside the Vantage, with a dynamic and focused sports car cockpit that rejects long, fluid curves in favour of sharp, focused lines denoting the more aggressive nature of the car. A high waist interior theme and lower driving position creates a more immersive driving experience, and contributes to significant gains in occupant space and significant improvement in headroom compared with the outgoing Vantage. A combination of rotary and toggle style controls have been used for their tactile and intuitive functionality. Likewise, the PRND transmission buttons have been moved into a triangular formation so as to cluster major controls into clearly defined zones. The interior also offers generous stowage space, with useable room behind the seats and generous double-tier storage areas.

The heart of the Vantage is Aston Martin’s potent new alloy, 4-litre twin-turbo V8 engine.  Set low and as far back in the chassis as possible for optimal centre-of-gravity and perfect 50:50 weight distribution, this high performance, high efficiency engine returns a CO2 figure of *245g/km yet develops 510PS at 6000rpm and 685Nm from 2000-5000rpm. With a dry weight of 1530kg this gives the Vantage formidable power-to-weight and torque-to-weight ratios – something vividly demonstrated whenever the throttle is squeezed. Detailed tuning of the induction, exhaust and engine management systems has given the Vantage a truly intoxicating character and soundtrack.

The Vantage deploys its impressive power and torque to the rear wheels via a rear-mounted ZF eight-speed automatic transmission. Capable of accelerating from 0 to 60mph in 3.5 seconds and on to a maximum speed of 195mph, it employs a sophisticated suite of integrated electronic systems to offer maximum control and driver enjoyment. These include Dynamic Stability Control and Dynamic Torque Vectoring. The speed-dependent electric power steering has 2.4 turns lock-to-lock for an outstanding combination of responsiveness and precise, intuitive control.

For the first time on an Aston Martin the new Vantage also features an Electronic Rear Differential (E-Diff). This differential is linked to the car’s electronic stability control system, so it can understand the car’s behaviour, and react accordingly to direct the engine’s power to the relevant wheel. Unlike a conventional LSD, it can go from fully open to 100% locked in a matter of milliseconds.  At higher speeds, the Electronic Differential’s speed and sensitivity of response enables the system to take very fine control of the car’s dynamic behaviour. It makes the car feel much more composed both in terms of its straight-line stability and its cornering performance, providing the driver with increased levels of confidence to explore and enjoy the car’s capabilities to the full.

The chassis is an evolution of the latest generation bonded aluminium structure first seen on the DB11, though some 70 per cent of the structure’s components are new for Vantage. Balance, strength, rigidity and weight efficiency were all priorities in the new Vantage design, as was handling purity and consistency. Highlights of the chassis include a solidly mounted rear subframe for an enhanced feeling of direct connection for the driver, new Pirelli P Zero tyres developed specifically for new Vantage and the latest generation Adaptive Damping System which incorporates Skyhook technology and offers the choice of Sport, Sport Plus and Track modes.

Thanks to full integration of engine, transmission, E-Diff, Dynamic Torque Vectoring, Dynamic Stability Control, Adaptive Damping and the electric power steering systems, each mode optimises every area of the car as one. With each step the Vantage gains in agility and responsiveness, its character becoming progressively sharper, more vocal and more exciting. This is the essence of the Vantage driving experience – a car that’s never less than connected and engaging with the breadth of capability to revel in challenging roads and bare its teeth on track.

The Vantage features a high level of standard equipment, including keyless start/stop, tyre pressure monitoring system, parking distance display, park assist and front and rear parking sensors. The In-Car Entertainment system – controlled and viewed via a centrally mounted 8” LCD screen – comprises of the Aston Martin Audio System, Bluetooth® audio and phone streaming, iPod®, iPhone® and USB playback and an integrated satellite navigation system.

Being an Aston Martin, the new Vantage also features a high level of craftsmanship, evidenced by flawless paintwork, luxurious Alcantara® and leather upholstery and the levels of finish optimised through the use of tactile natural materials of the highest quality. There is also extensive scope for personalisation via a generous choice of options. These include forged alloy wheels in a variety of finishes, Sports Plus Collection (comprising Sports Plus seats and Sports steering wheel), carbon fibre interior and exterior detailing and a Premium Audio System.

Aston Martin President Chief Executive Officer, Dr Andy Palmer said: “It speaks volumes for the outgoing Vantage that it is the single most successful model in Aston Martin’s history. Creating a worthy successor has been a challenge to relish and a huge source of motivation. I’m enormously excited by what we’ve created: a new Vantage that’s more explicit in looks and intent, wrapping heart-pounding performance and dazzling dynamics into an everyday usable package. A true sports car with a sharper look and a keener dynamic edge, the new Vantage is the Aston Martin pure driving machine enthusiasts have been waiting for.”

The new Vantage is on sale now with a recommended retail price from £120,900 in the UK, €154,000 in Germany and $149,995 in the USA. Deliveries are scheduled to begin during the second quarter of 2018.


Aston Martin New Vantage Specification

Body
  • Two-door body style 2+0 seating
  • Extruded bonded aluminium body structure with steel panels
  • LED high and low beam headlamps with integrated direction indicator, daytime running lights, position lamp, lock/unlock graphic theatre
  • Signature full width LED tail lamp with stop tail and dynamic indicator functions
  • Clamshell bonnet
  • Side gill
Engine
  • All-alloy quad overhead cam, 4.0 litre twin turbo V8
  • Water-to-Air charge cooling
  • Front mid-mounted engine, rear wheel drive
  • Compression ratio 10.5:1
  • Fully catalysed stainless steel exhaust system
  • Electronically controlled exhaust
  • Dual Variable Camshaft Timing
  • Fully CNC machined combustion chambers
  • Maximum power: 510PS / 503BHP / 375kW at 6000rpm
  • Maximum torque: 685Nm from 2000-5000rpm
  • Acceleration: 0-62mph (0-100km/h) in 3.6 seconds / 0-60mph in 3.5 seconds
  • Maximum speed: 195 mph (314 kph)
European Fuel Economy Figures (estimated figures)
  • C02       245 g/km
  • Urban:                19.7 mpg
  • Extra Urban:       34.3 mpg
  • Combined:          26.8 mpg
  • Urban:                14.4 litres/100 km
  • Extra Urban:       8.2 litres/100 km
  • Combined          10.5 litres / 100 km
Transmission
  • Rear mid-mounted ZF eight-speed automatic transmission
  • Alloy torque tube with Carbon Fibre propeller shaft
  • Electronic differential (E-Diff)
  • Final drive ratio 2.93:1
Steering
  • Electric power assisted steering rack with 13.09:1 steering ratio
  • Speed-dependent rack and pinion power-assisted steering, 2.4 turns lock-to-lock
Suspension
  • Front independent double wishbone design coil springs, anti-roll bar
  • Rear multi-link, coil springs, anti-roll bar
  • Adaptive Damping System (ADS) with Skyhook technology modes Sport, Sport + and Track
Wheels and Tyres
  • 20″ ‘Y’ spoke wheels – Silver
  • Front 20″ Pirelli P Zero 255/40/20
  • Rear 20″ Pirelli P Zero 295/35/20
Brakes
  • Front ventilated two-piece steel brake discs 400 mm diameter
  • Rear ventilated co-cast brake discs 360 mm diameter
  • Electric park brake
  • Dynamic Stability Control (DSC)
  • Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD)
  • Emergency Brake Assist (EBA)
  • Traction Control (TC)
  • Hydraulic Brake Assist (HBA)
  • Positive Torque Control (PTC)
  • Dynamic Torque Vectoring (DTV)
Dimensions
  • Length – 4465 mm
  • Width (incl Mirror Caps) – 2153 mm
  • Width (excl Mirror Caps) – 1942 mm
  • Height – 1273 mm
  • Wheelbase – 2704 mm
  • Fuel tank capacity – 73 litres
  • Min Dry Weight – 1530 kg (inclusive of lightweight options)
  • Weight Distribution – 50:50
Standard Specification
  • Primary exterior paint colour
  • Graphite painted exterior body pack
  • Graphite painted rear diffuser insert and blades
  • Red tail lamps
  • Twin Stainless Steel Silver exhaust tailpipe finishers
  • Titanium front grille
  • Bright window surround finisher
  • Silver underbonnet cross brace
  • Exterior body coloured side gill
  • Exterior body coloured mirror caps
  • Exterior body coloured roof
  • Dark Anodised brake calipers
  • Enamel wing badges
  • Sports seats
  • Strathmore leather and Alcantara® environment
  • Black leather steering wheel
  • Carpeted cabin
  • Satin Silver interior jewellery
  • Gloss Black trim inlay
  • Automatic temperature control with dual zone climate control
  • Keyless start/stop
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Tyre pressure monitoring
  • Alarm and immobiliser
  • Memory seats
  • Heated rear screen
  • Manual steering column adjust
  • Side mirror tilt down on reverse
  • Parking distance display and park assist
In Car Entertainment
  • Aston Martin Audio System
  • 8.0″ LCD screen
  • iPod® and iPhone® integration and USB playback
  • DAB & AM/FM Radio9
  • A2DP Bluetooth® audio and phone streaming
  • Integrated satellite navigation system
Optional Features
Interior
  • Sports Plus seats13
  • Sports steering wheel 13
  • 2×2 Twill Gloss Carbon Fibre steering wheel
  • Full leather interior
  • Caithness or Balmoral leather
  • Colour keyed boot carpet
  • Floor mats7, 14
  • Tread plates with sill plaques – Satin Silver, Dark Chrome, 2×2 Twill Satin Carbon Fibre
  • Embroidered headrest – Vantage logo or Aston Martin wings
  • Embossed headrest – Vantage logo or Aston Martin wings
  • Placed perforation
  • Optional trim inlays – Lime Essence painted, Hyper Red painted, White Stone painted, 2×2 Twill Satin Carbon Fibre
  • Optional interior jewellery – Dark Chrome, Dark Chrome with 2×2 Twill Satin Carbon Fibre
  • Alternative seat belt colours – Flint, Champagne, Spicy Red, Mocha, Graphite
Exterior
  • Exterior Body Pack finishes – Gloss Black painted, 2×2 Twill Gloss Carbon Fibre3
  • Q Exterior Graphics Pack1
  • Rear diffuser inserts and blades – Body colour
  • Roof panel finishes – Gloss Black painted, 2×2 Twill Gloss Carbon Fibre
  • Matte Black exhaust finishers
  • Front grille meshes – Magnum Silver, Matte Black12
  • Window surround finishers – Bright, Matte Black12
  • Side gills – Matte Black perforated, 2×2 Twill Gloss Carbon Fibre
  • Exterior door handles – 2×2 Twill Gloss Carbon Fibre
  • Mirror caps – Gloss Black painted, 2×2 Twill Gloss Carbon Fibre
  • 20″ ‘Y’ spoke wheel – Gloss Black Diamond Turned
  • 20″ ‘Y’ spoke wheel – Graphite Duotone
  • 20″ forged wheel – Silver Diamond Turned
  • 20″ forged wheel – Gloss Black Diamond Turned
  • 20″ forged wheel – Textured Dark
  • Alternative brake caliper colours – Black, Red, Grey, Yellow, Satin Silver, Orange, Vivid Red, Blue, Madagascar Orange
  • Black underbonnet cross brace
Functional

  • Aston Martin Tracking by Vodafone Automotive UK Ltd (Category 5)9
  • Garage door opener14
  • Aston Martin Premium Audio System
  • Ventilated seats
  • Heated seats10
  • 16-way seat adjust10
  • Closed stowage and armrest14
  • Keyless entry11
  • Blind spot monitoring11
  • Auto park assist11
  • Touchpad11
  • Glass switches11
  • Electronic steering column and cruise control14
  • 360 degree camera7, 8, 14
  • Second Jewellery Key
  • Umbrella and holder
  • First aid kit

Option Packs

  • Sports Plus Pack4
  • Exterior Black Pack2
  • Tech Pack6, 8
  • Comfort Pack5

 

  1. Includes painted mirror caps, splitter lipstick and rear diffuser insert and blades
  1. Includes Matte Black front grille mesh and Matte Black window surround finisher
  1. Includes front splitter and grille surround, side sills and rear diffuser
  1. Includes Sports Plus seats and Sports steering wheel
  1. Includes 16-way seat adjust, heated seats, closed stowage and armrest
  1. Includes keyless entry, blind spot monitoring, auto park assist, touchpad, glass switches, electronic steering column and cruise control
  1. Standard in China
  1. Standard in Australia
  1. Not available in all markets
  1. Only available as part of the Comfort Collection Pack in the US
  1. Only available as part of the Tech Collection Pack in the US
  1. Only available as part of the Exterior Black Collection Pack in the US
  1. Only available as part of the Sports Plus Collection Pack in the US
  1. Standard in the US

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