An all-new Aston Martin Vantage has just been shown to the world. This is the latest in a long line of front-engined, rear-wheel-drive sportscars from the British automaker. 

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All-New Appearance

The latest Vantage has a distinct appearance that is a fresh take on the nameplate’s lineage. There is the same, cab backward glasshouse with tight proportions and short overhangs.

Marek Reichman, Aston Martin chief creative officer, “Aston Martin is blessed with many evocative model names, but none conjure excitement and dynamism like Vantage. To capture the new car’s huge uplift in power and performance we have accentuated its physique, increasing its muscularity and sharpening its sculptural form.

“We took some inspiration from the One-77 supercar, but we wanted Vantage to express its intent and potency more explicitly. One look and you know it packs a real punch, but there’s an elegance of form and proportion that hints at the sophistication that underpins its raw power. This balance of instant visual impact and slow-burn charisma mirrors the driving experience and perfectly captures the essence of Vantage”.

Uprated V8 Power

An uprated version of the AMG-sourced twin-turbo V8 powers the all-new Aston Martin Vantage. Maximum power is now rated as 489 kW with a peak torque figure of 800 N.m. An eight speed automatic transmission is mounted between the rear wheels.

Aston Martin says the newcomer can sprint from rest to 100 km/h in 3,5 seconds and that it has a top speed of 325 km/h. One of the cool new features on the powertrain is a multi-step traction control system. The adjustable traction control (ATC) system allows for varying levels of ESP interference. 

The all-new Aston Martin Vantage spawns a track version as well. The Vantage GT3 will contest the FIA World Endurance Championship, IMSA SportsCar Championship and the GT World Challenge. You can see pics of the GT3 version on our Facebook page.