All-new Aston Martin Vantage debuts with twin-turbo V8

All-new Aston Martin Vantage launched

All-new Aston Martin Vantage launched

The firm has revamped its entry-level model with an "analogue" approach that puts the focus on providing a direct, engaging drive, and that is reflected in the car's exterior and interior design.

One of its most debated features of the latest Vantage was what direction the design would be taken in. "The Vantage is about being the hunter". He's also impressed with the handling which is helped along by the auto having a 100-millimeter shorter wheelbase than its DB11 platform-mate.

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The bonnet is a single clamshell design, with minimal shut lines. That side strake helps bleed air from the front wheel arch, cutting lift, while also feeding air along the Vantage's flanks. Holgate called the diffuser a signature of the Vantage.

The heightened styling of the Vantage echoes some of the flourishes seen on recent Aston Martin specials, such as the Vulcan and Vantage GT12. By tracking the feedback from the various sensors dotted around the vehicle, the E-Diff can push power between the rear wheels, flipping from fully open to entirely locked in milliseconds.

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All-new Aston Martin Vantage launched
The 2019 Aston Martin Vantage is jaw-dropping

The Vantage can achieve 0-100kph in 3.6sec, with a top speed of 195mph/312kph. You'll be spending a fair amount of time at the petrol station, though - official fuel economy is rated at just 26.8mpg, with Carbon dioxide emissions of 245g/km. Created by Mercedes-Benz, the engine produces 503bhp and 505lb ft of torque - meaning the Vantage ultimately has more pull than the DB11.

Unequivocally, all this circuitry qualifies the new model as a digitized replacement for what was once a primordially aspirated and mechanically driven machine - but Gaydon's insistent rhetoric about the sort of Vantage it is building suggests that car's famously feelsome setup will not have been lost in the next-generation rush to compete with everything from a Jaguar F-Type SVR to a McLaren 540C. The Aston gets an eight-speed ZF automatic as standard (a manual 'box will follow later) and will ultimately hit 195mph.

Underpinned by an evolution of the bonded aluminium chassis first seen in the DB11, the Vantage also adopts "Dynamic Torque Vectoring", adaptive damping, and electronically-assisted power steering. Its performance figures are similarly impressive: the 0-62mph sprint takes just 3.7 seconds, and the vehicle will keep accelerating on to a top speed of 195mph.

Suspension is front independent double wishbone, while the rear is a multi-link unit. The aim of this is to increase the car's rigidity and offer improved feel for the driver.

Much of course will depend on which drive mode you've indulged: the Vantage giving you the choice of Sport, Sport Plus and Track (although the dampers can be adjusted exclusively). The front wheels feature two-piece 400mm steel brakes, with 360mm ventilated co-cast discs at the rear.

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