Aston Martin announced the replacement for its venerable Vantage sports with an all-new, post-modern design.

While the design is evocative of the company’s latest works – the DB11 grand tourer and DB10 special from the last Bond film – the Vantage is all new from the ground up. Based around a new bonded aluminum chassis, the Vantage is powered by a 4-litre twin-turbo V8, putting it’s 503 horsepower down through an 8-speed automatic and an electronically-controlled limited slip differential.

At just over 3,300 pounds dry weight, Aston Martin says the new Vantage is good for zero to sixty miles per hour in 3.6 seconds and is capable of a top speed of 195 miles per hour.

Aerodynamics are a major consideration for this new British sports car ensuring necessary cooling as well as significant downforce.

The new Vantage is launched with an automatic transmission, company CEO Andy Palmer has promised that Aston Martin will continue to deliver sports cars with manual gearboxes, so expect a gated shifter to be announced shortly after introduction.

Deliveries begin later in 2018 with Canadian pricing to be announced.

 

Images courtesy of Aston Martin.

 

Published on Nov 21, 2017