Aston Martin Vantage

Aston Martin Vantage

New Vantage


Aston Martin’s 2005 Vantage carved itself a niche as the brand’s most compact, sharpest-handling sports car, with a string of race championships to its credit. Now they’ve gone back to a clean sheet to create its successor. The new Vantage is a dramatic step forward; it’s lighter, stiffer, more predatory in design and powered by a sensational 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8.



Our first sight of the new evolution of Aston Martin design came from the big screen in 2014, when the DB10 concept car made its debut as James Bond’s company car in the movie Spectre. Take a glance at the Vantage and while it’s clear there are hints of 007’s wheels in the design, the new Vantage is even better looking.

From the outside, the profile is pure Aston Martin yet a clear evolution of the breed. The eye is taken first by the minimal front and rear overhangs, muscular flanks and broad haunches. The overall impression is of a taut and muscular pure sports car, with a sculpted bonnet that tapers to two slim LED wraparound headlights and a low, shark-like grille. It’s not a fussy shape, but is highly expressive, with a single falling shoulder line that connects front to back in one sweep. Aston Martin claims class-leading aerodynamics for the Vantage; the rear is dominated by a big diffuser, which helps to keep the Vantage pinned to the road at speed, and the full-width rear light which kicks up over the rear tailgate flip.

Inside, there’s a focused and functional feel to the cockpit, with Gaydon’s unmistakable hand-craftsmanship at all touchpoints. The driver sits low, switchgear falls neatly to hand and has a positive, mechanical feel. Behind the two front seats is a useful 380 litres of boot


The Vantage features the new aluminium architecture already used on the Vantage, but only 30% of the components are carried over. It’s 284mm shorter overall, 100mm shorter in wheelbase and weighs 200kg less than the Vantage V12. In a video released a few days ahead of the official launch, Aston Martin dynamics chief engineer Matt Becker invited Red Bull F1 star Max Verstappen to Rockingham to test a verification prototype. Becker revealed the new Vantage weighed just 1530kg dry, which made it more ‘playful’ and controllable in handling – something amply confirmed as Verstappen drifted the new Vantage with ease.

The 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 that powers the rear wheels via a ZF 8-speed transmission delivers 503bhp and 685Nm of torque. It catapults the new Vantage from 0-62mph in just 3.6 seconds – over a second faster than its predecessor. Three modes are offered; Sport, Sport+ and Track, which illustrates the difference in character with the Vantage, whose modes are GT, Sport and Sport+.

The Vantage comes with an Electronic Rear Differential, an Aston Martin first. It can go from 100% open to fully locked in milliseconds, much faster than a conventional limited slip diff, and by being linked to the electronic stability control it can learn from the driver’s inputs, making it composed and stable at high speeds yet delightfully agile and responsive in cornering.

Car Summary

Make Aston Martin
Model Vantage
Condition New
Body Sports
Exterior Color White


Cylinder V8
Transmission Automatic
Maximum speed 195mph
Acceleration 0 to 62 mph (s) 3.6s
Max. power output (CV) 503cv
Max. power output (rpm) 6000rpm
Peak Torque (Nm) 685Nm
Peak Torque (rpm) 5000rpm

Dimensions & Weights

Length 4465mm
Width 2153mm
Height 1273mm
Wheelbase 2704mm

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