Aston Martin Vantage revealed

Aston Martin Vantage revealed

Speaking at an early preview of the 2018 Vantage, Aston Martin Australia and New Zealand regional manager Kevin Wall said significant growth was possible for the business, driven by the all-new model. Created by Mercedes-Benz, the engine produces 503bhp and 505lb ft of torque - meaning the Vantage ultimately has more pull than the DB11.

After more than a decade of faithful service, it has come time for Aston Martin to retire the venerable Vantage sports vehicle. The turbocharged V8 engine doesn't require air vents cut into the bonnet, although a slight bulge has been employed to link the auto to the old V12 Vantage design and to create room for under-bonnet airflow to the turbo.

For now, Vantage customers are being offered a two-seat rear-drive coupe with credentials that appear to stack up well against its contenders in the high-end sports segment, with the prospects of more potent versions on the cards.

The new Vantage dispatches the sprint from 0-60mph in 3.5 seconds, and will hit a top speed of 195mph.

Hokkaido On Ice is Aston Martin's first programme of its kind in the Japanese market and follows similar events that have taken place in Europe and North America. Underneath the vehicle, there are long fences which channel air for cooling, and then lead it eventually to the rear diffuser.

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With 20 percent of the 2018 allocation already spoken for, Australian sales are already looking healthy, despite a price tag that will eclipse the outgoing V8 Vantage by about $80,000.

The 2019 Vantage has a new 4.0-liter, twin-turbo V8, brought in from Mercedes-AMG and then tuned by the in-house engineers, that's positioned low and far back in the chassis to deliver both a 50:50 weight distribution and a low center of gravity. Dynamic Stability Control and Dynamic Torque Vectoring are included, while the electric steering is speed-dependent with 2.4 turns lock-to-lock. As you'd expect, there are various other wheel options to choose from, along with different colors of brake caliper.

"It speaks volumes for the outgoing Vantage that it is the single most successful model in Aston Martin's history", Palmer says. It features double-wishbone suspension at the front, with multi-link suspension at the rear.

Aston Martin worked with Pirelli to cook up a special set of P Zero tires especially for the 2019 Vantage. Some rival sports saloons are more precise to drive and even faster, but few will make you smile as much as the C63.

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