In Pictures: The New Aston Martin Vantage
On February 1, Aston Martin Hong Kong unveiled the all-new Vantage. The British marque's latest sporting icon is defined by its bold design language, which takes cues from the DB11.
Click through the gallery below to check out the sleek new release from James Bond's favourite car maker:
Bold and distinctive design
Pure, sculptural forms create an athletic, predatory stance, while the minimal front and rear overhangs, muscular flanks and broad haunches express the agility and dynamism of the car.
The new Vantage features a 4-litre twin-turbo V8 engine set low and as far back in the chassis as possible for optimal centre-of-gravity and perfect 50:50 weight distribution. This high-efficiency engine generates over 500 horsepower and the car's dry weight of 1,530kg gives the Vantage formidable power-to-weight and torque-to-weight ratios.
The new Aston Martin Vantage also features—for the first time—an Electronic Rear Differential (E-Diff). This unprecedented technological upgrade is linked to the car’s electronic stability control system, so it can analyse and understand the car’s behaviour, and react accordingly to direct the engine’s power to the relevant wheel.
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The front splitter directs airflow underneath the car, where a system of fences distribute cooling air where it is needed. It also ensures the rear diffuser is fed with clean airflow.
The new Vantage features sharp, focused lines denoting the more aggressive nature of the car. A high waist interior theme and lower driving position creates a more immersive driving experience, and contributes to significant gains in occupant space and headroom.
High-level entertainment system
Being an Aston Martin, the new Vantage features exceptional equipment versatility thanks to its In-Car Entertainment system—all controlled and viewed via a centrally mounted 8” LCD screen. It includes the Aston Martin Audio System, Bluetooth® audio and phone streaming, iPod®, iPhone® and USB playback along with an integrated satellite navigation system.
The new Vantage also features exquisite craftsmanship, as is evidenced by its flawless paintwork, luxurious Alcantara® and leather upholstery and luxurious finishes made from tactile natural materials of the highest quality. There are also plenty of options for personalisation thanks to a generous range of customisable options.
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Dramatic head lights
New head and tail lights form dramatic new signatures, giving the Vantage unmistakable road presence and contributing to a strong identity within the growing Aston Martin model range.
DB11 design cues
The chassis is an evolution of the latest generation bonded aluminium structure first seen on the DB11, though some 70 percent of the structure’s components are new for the Vantage. Balance, strength, rigidity and weight efficiency were all priorities in the car's design.
The 20" forged alloy wheels come in a variety of finishes and feature new Pirelli P Zero tyres developed specifically for the new Vantage.
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