The Aston Martin Vantage 2019 is the closest to perfection a driver can experience. With a beast of an engine, a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8, capable of reaching 503 hp, speed and power is never in doubt. The new Vantage is a two-seater, with rear-wheel-drive. The sports car has a front/mid-mounted V8 engine. The Vantage is Aston Martin’s best selling model, shifting over 25,000 units since inception. Its main completion comes from the Jaguar F-Type SVR, the Mercedes AMG GT, and the Porsche 911 Turbo, yet the Vantage takes them on square and fair, coming trumps up in several departments. Nice little touches, like the optional sports exhaust, quad outlets, or the steel body shell.
With a dry weight of 3,373 pounds and estimates of 3,594 pounds with fluids, it compares favourably with the all-wheel-drive Porsche 911 Turbo. The car has an eight-speed automatic transmission, in a transaxle arrangement, which is 70% new. The wheels are 20 inch use adaptive dampers, and for the first time, an electronically controlled limited-slip differential is introduced.
The deep seats ooze comfort and afford a clear view of the windscreen, and central electronic console. The driving position is perfect and snug, allowing complete control of the sports car, and a clear picture over the high window lines. Placing your palms on the steering wheel and gently pressing the accelerator as the Vantage moves into motion. As the speed picks up, one notices a sense of speed, agility, comfort and extreme pleasure the experience brings about. The Vantage picks up speed, the well-proportioned steering wheel controlling the curves and bends, and the excellent road holding add a feeling of security mingled with the excitement of driving the Vantage at high speed. Even on a slippery surface, the brakes slow the Vantage smoothly and with minimal ABS intervention. The vantage is capable of reaching a speed of 60 mph in 3.5 seconds, yes it’s that fast!
Launched for sale in April 2018, and with a price tag of just over $149,000, expect the car to sell strongly, as its predecessors did before it.