The final Aston Martin Vantage was fairly the looker, which meant that any try to construct a successor must not solely look pretty much as good because the final one, it might have to take action with out showing to be a carbon copy of that very same automotive. Properly, Aston’s acquired a brand new Vantage on its fingers, and it is fairly totally different… in a great way.
The 2019 Aston Martin Vantage bears greater than a passing similarity to the opposite Large New Aston Martin, the DB11. The grille is mounted as little as it may be with out falling off the bumper. The headlights are slimmer and angrier. Out again, there is a large rear diffuser and embrasure-thin LED taillights following the form of the built-in trunk-lid spoiler.
Inside, there is a stable mixture of luxurious and sport. Clean, stitched leather-based covers quite a few surfaces, from the dashboard to the door playing cards and the middle console. Bodily switches cowl the middle stack, and above it rests a floating-type display screen that carries a reskinned model of Mercedes-Benz’s Comand infotainment system, and it has a mixture touchpad-dial controller under.
Talking of Mercedes-Benz, the 2 automakers’ partnership extends past the infotainment system. Beneath the hood is a Mercedes-sourced four.Zero-liter, twin-turbocharged V8 engine, placing out about 500 horsepower and 505 pound-feet of torque. The only real transmission on supply is an eight-speed computerized, which helps this rear-wheel-drive coupe rocket to 60 mph in three.5 seconds and proceed on till 195 mph.
The engine is not the one new little bit of package beneath the physique. For the primary time, Aston Martin has included an digital rear differential, which may reply quicker because it adjusts the output to every rear wheel. It additionally packs adaptive dampers, torque vectoring and speed-dependent digital energy steering.
Whilst you can place an order for a 2019 Aston Martin Vantage beginning at this time, deliveries will not occur till the second quarter of 2018. It’s going to price you $149,995 simply to get within the door, not counting the choices or customizations you may need to throw in for good measure.