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Aston Martin to launch the all-new Vantage on September 25
Last year, Aston unveiled the all-new Vantage. And when we say all-new, we mean brand, spanking new. Aston made sure that it had something to take on something like the Mercedes AMG GT S, the Audi R8 and the Porsche 911. And now, the British carmaker is bringing the new Vantage to our shores. Yes, you read that right. Mark the date: September 25.
The new Vantage is based on the same aluminium platform that we have seen on the DB11. But, the British carmaker made some alterations; at 28cm the platform is a bit shorter in the Vantage than the DB11. Not just the length, the new Vantage is also lighter than the DB11. At 1.5-tonne, the Vantage is 260kg lighter than the DB11 and there’s 50:50 weight distribution on-board to keep it more track-focused and balanced. Although the new Vantage shares its underpinnings with the DB11, Aston says that over 70 per cent of the components are new.
The front splitter and the new gills at the side feed low-pressure air to the rear. Aston hasn’t revealed the exact numbers but it says that it has “a significant level of downforce”. We believe them.
The baby Aston is powered by a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8. Aston has sourced this engine from Mercedes and is the same one we see in a lot of the AMGs. In the Vantage, the V8 produces 503bhp and 684Nm of torque. And oh, the new Vantage will do the 0-100 sprint in 3.6s and will go 312kph flat out. The engine is mated to a ZF sourced eight-speed automatic gearbox which is mounted at the rear. It is equipped with double wishbone suspension at the front and multi-link at the rear. Also, the new Vantage is the first Aston Martin to be equipped with an electronic differential. There are three driving modes on offer – Sport, Sport Plus and Track.
The new Vantage gets all the latest tech gizmos that you can find on a sportscar. It is equipped with DSC, torque vectoring, adaptive dampers, a 2.4 turns lock to lock steering wheel and special Pirelli P Zero tyres which are developed specifically for new Vantage.
Aston Martin is going to showcase seven new models between now and 2021 and the new Vantage is one of the seven. The other one is a mid-engine supercar which we think will be a mini-Valkyrie and you can read all about it here.
And oh, Aston Martin, if you are reading this, we want that lime-green paint job!