Clear the stage for the new Aston Martin Vantage.

Aston Martin is giving the Vantage a visual refresh and upgrading it with over 150 hp more power for the second phase of its life. With a total of 665 hp, the new Vantage should be rolling onto the roads by the middle of the year. In Aston style with an elegant British exterior.

The Vantage looks back on around 74 years of history. The current, fourth generation has now been on the market for around 6 years. This is exactly the right time for the British manufacturer to give the Vantage a visual and technical refresh. The result is something to be proud of, and we don’t just mean the design.

Major performance update for the AMG engine

The 4.0-litre V8 engine in the Vantage, from Mercedes-AMG, now produces a massive 665 hp – 155 hp more than in the old standard model, making it the fastest in the history of the name. With a colossal torque of 800 Nm, it also makes the biggest ever leap in performance compared to the predecessor model, the increases of 155 hp and 115 Nm correspond to an increase of 30% and 15% respectively. These higher performance figures were made possible by extensive tuning work, the adoption of modified cam profiles, optimised compression ratios, larger turbochargers and increased cooling.

Coupled to an 8-speed ZF automatic transmission, this is enough to propel the two-seater sports car to a top speed of 325 km/h and accelerate it from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.4 seconds.

On the exterior, Aston Martin has focussed primarily on the front end, giving the Vantage a larger grille opening, a newly integrated splitter and new Matrix LED headlights, which incidentally feature Aston’s new light signature.

“The art of creating a truly great sports car in 2024 is to utilise cutting-edge technology in a way that enhances and intensifies the driving experience without removing the driver from the driving process. (…)”

– Roberto Fedeli, Technical Director of Aston Martin

The iconic Aston Martin side skirts return on the new Vantage and now serve as the centre point for revised air intakes on each side. Standard 21-inch forged alloy wheels perfectly fill the widened wheel arches, giving the car a purposeful stance that exudes power and elegance in equal measure. Frameless wing mirrors and presenting door handles are also new features that add to the overall aesthetic appeal. A wider rear bumper with side air intakes and larger diameter quad exhaust tips ensure that the Vantage retains a dramatic appearance from the rear.

The new Vantage not only impresses with its sporty characteristics, but also with its completely redesigned interior. The cockpit is characterised by clean lines and high-quality materials, while the ergonomic seats and driver centring provide a comfortable and functional driving environment. The Vantage comes with a powerful Aston Martin sound system as standard, while audio enthusiasts can enjoy the optional Bowers & Wilkins audio system.

The next-generation infotainment system offers online connectivity and a user-friendly interface supported by the accompanying Aston Martin app. With the new navigation system and integrated WHAT3WORDS destination input, drivers experience intelligent and precise route guidance. The Aston Martin Connected Car platform enables seamless interaction between the vehicle, the app and Aston Martin’s secure data servers, offering a variety of services and features that enhance the ownership experience.

Production of the Vantage is scheduled to begin in the first quarter of 2024, with the first deliveries planned for the second quarter of 2024. Aston Martin has not yet announced the price of the new Vantage. The previous Vantage started at around 153,000 euros.

Aston Martin Vantage

Engine: 4.0 Twin-Turbo V8
Power: 665 PS
Weight: –
Acceleration: 0-100 km/h in 3.4 s
V-Max: 325 km/h