The new Aston Martin Vantage is here and carries with it the name’s storied 74-year legacy. Everything from teaser images and videos to hints the British marque’s dropped in previous months have pointed to this being the boldest, most driver-focused Vantage yet. With a sharp focus on driver engagement and performance, this is the fastest Vantage ever. It’s what makes an Aston Martin so captivating—power, precision handling, and a perfectly balanced front-engine, rear-wheel-drive chassis.
The Vantage emerges as a contemporary interpretation of Aston Martin’s design philosophy, paying homage to the brand’s rich heritage while making a bold statement against today’s sports car landscape. It aligns with the brand’s commitment to offering unrivaled luxury and performance, further solidified by the successful launch of the DB12 Coupe and Volante. The Vantage strengthens Aston Martin’s presence across various segments, including GT, SUV, and hypercar markets, alongside its notable achievements in motorsport.
The lineage of the Vantage dates back to 1950, with the name initially denoting a high-performance engine option for the DB2. It gained prominence with the DB5 in 1964 and evolved into a standalone model in the early 1970s. Throughout its history, the Vantage has been synonymous with style, performance, and character. The new Vantage is all that and more.
Aston Martin CEO, Amedeo Felisa, emphasized the importance of staying true to the brand’s legacy while embracing innovation. The numbers don’t slouch one bit as the new Vantage boasts significant gains in power and speed. Powered by a 4.0 Twin-Turbo V8 engine, it boasts 665PS and 800Nm of torque, delivering unparalleled acceleration and a top speed of 202mph.
Presence and Precision
The car’s design and engineering advancements are not limited to performance alone. Its looks lead with a muscular stance and are tailored with purpose-driven details that enhance aerodynamics and versatility. For context, the new Vantage presents a body that is 30mm wider and that doesn’t taken into account the more aggressive wheel arches. The front end is marked by a 38% larger grille aperture, recontoured for better airflow, a testament to Aston Martin’s meticulous attention to detail in balancing form and function. This grille, together with the larger cooling intakes, not only sharpens the Vantage’s face but also meets the high cooling demands of its powerful engine.
The vehicle’s handling and dynamics have been meticulously refined, featuring a highly evolved bonded aluminum structure and perfect 50:50 weight distribution. State-of-the-art suspension and an advanced vehicle dynamics control system ensure that the Vantage delivers a driving experience that is both exhilarating and intuitive.
If you’ve seen the new Aston Martin DB12, then it was only a slice of what to expect with the new Aston Martin Vantage. The infotainment and tech that underpins the cabin experience is similar but Aston reminds us that both cars, though fierce in their own ways, are meant for two very different experiences. While the DB12 is an effortless, refined grand tourer, the Vantage moves with force and is deliberate about creating a performance and driver-focused experienced.
The sports seats are both supportive and comfortable, providing the perfect position from which to command the car. The driving position and ergonomics have been carefully considered to ensure that all controls are within easy reach and that the driver has an unobstructed view of the road ahead, as well as the car’s instrumentation.
Yet, this is still an Aston Martin so hand-stitched hides from Bridge of Weir create a cocoon of comfort, offering an inviting tactile experience that is both opulent and inviting. The quality of craftsmanship is evident in every detail, from the precise stitching to the soft-touch surfaces, reflecting Aston Martin’s dedication to using materials that are not only luxurious but also durable and suited to the rigors of high-performance driving.
Pricing & Availability
Though pricing for the new Aston Martin Vantage has yet to be unveiled, Aston Martin has confirmed that production is set to kickstart in Q1 of 2024 with deliveries starting in Q2. See more of it in the gallery and stay tuned for more details as they release.