After twelve years, there’s an all-new Aston Martin Vantage in town and it has a glorious V8 Mercedes-AMG engine. First images and official information.
The collaboration between Aston Martin and Mercedes-AMG continues with the new Aston Martin Vantage, and this relationship is expressed in the form of the 4.0-liter V8 biturbo engine built at Affalterbach which, after DB11, will also be found under the hood of the new Vantage.
As with the DB11 V8, the AMG engine develops 510 hp and a torque of 685 Nm. Power drives its way to the rear wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission provided by ZF. However, Aston Martin says it will continue to offer a manual gearbox as well. Therefore, the arrival of a new version of the Vantage with a stick is just a matter of time. With an unladen weight of 1,530 kilos, the new Aston Martin Vantage sprints from 0 to 100 km / h in 3.6 seconds, with the maximum speed being set in stone at 314 km / h.
The new Vantage has a length of 4.47 meters and is built entirely of aluminum on the platform of the DB11. For Vantage, however, Aston Martin announces that 70% of the components are completely new. The new model is also the first Aston Martin to be equipped with an electronically controlled limited-slip differential. Aston Martin promises a 50:50 ideal weight ratio too.
Aston Martin might take over from Mercedes-AMG the full electric architecture and Comand Infotainment system (subtly integrated into the exotic dashboard, similar to the DB11 bigger brother), but English is clearly the inspiration for the design of the new Vantage. The exterior seems is a superb mix between the current DB11 and the James Bond car in Spectre, the DB10 concept. A long nose, short consoles, small but aggressive LED lights and impressive but graceful “hips”: this is a true Aston Martin!
In Germany, the car has a starting price of about 154,000 euros. The first deliveries will take place in the second quarter of next year.