The 2018 Aston Martin Vantage is here and it is certainly different from what most petrolheads expected. It comes with a fresh styling including, the hood, front and rear bumpers, as well as the side-strake. This new version screams of Anglo-German Sorcery. But every angle still implies that it is an Aston Martin to the bone. You will notice that the width of the car is visually stretched. With a large front intake that is inspired by the Aston Martin Vulcan. The car's sporty persona is accentuated by a subtle bulge in the hood. Features like the low full-length grille and the wide-set narrow headlights make it obvious that the 2018 Vantage has been inspired by the DB10 design that featured in a James Bond movie. It is sporty, powerful and sleek. The British manufacturer has described the new Aston as a DB10 that has been upgraded with the features of the outstanding Vulcan.
What is under the hood of the2018 Aston Martin Vantage?
Over the years, the Aston Martin has built a reputation for delivering impressive performance. This year is no different; a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine is being used to power the 2018 Aston Martin Vantage - it produces 503 hp and 505 lb-ft of torque. The Aston can reach a maximum speed of 195mph, and it only needs 3.5 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 60mph. It works with a ZF eight-speed automatic transmission that is rear-mounted; however, the company is also expected to introduce a manual option. The car's handling is good thanks to a 50:50 weight distribution.
Which technological features does it offer?
The Vantage helps you make driving easy when pushing on thanks to its dynamic torque vectoring and Dynamic stability control. When driving, the driver can use "Skyhook" technology to find a balance between stability, comfort, and grip. An electronic rear differential can help the driver remain in full control even when the car hits its limits; it does this by going from fully locked to fully open in a few seconds.
The 2018 Aston Martin is available with three driving modes that include: Track, Sport Plus, and Sport. It also comes with emergency brake assist and ABS braking, with electronic brake.
What about the interior?
The interior creates the impression of youthfulness and snazzy sportiness; we especially love the yellow highlights. Some of the standout features include two sports seats, colorful seatbelts, an 8-inch screen for entertainment and navigation as well as dual-zone climate control.
What does the manufacturer say about the car?
According to the manufacturer, the 2018 Aston Martin Vantage is closer to a supercar than a sports car. They argue that this is true because they got rid of the previous glorious naturally aspirated eight and introduced the twin-turbocharged AMG V8 that produces more than 500 hp. They say that it has been manufactured to suit the needs of drivers who put driving first.
How much does it cost?
The base trim of the 2018 Aston Martin Vantage will leave your pocket with a hole worth $149,995 when you purchase it.