The New Aston Martin Vantage has been unleashed by Aston Martin Kuala Lumpur, today.
First used in 1951 on a high-output engine option for the DB2, Vantage was quickly established as a model in its own right. Highlights include the William Towns-designed V8 vantage, spectacular twin-supercharged V600 Le Mans and the much-loved V8 Vantage. Today, this formidable sporting dynasty is poised to hit new heights with the introduction of the new Vantage.
The New Aston Martin sports car, powered by 4.0-liter, 510PS/685Nm twin-turbo V8 mated to eight-speed transmission, is channeled by its bold and distinctive design language. 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 inherent with the car.
In addition, the new head and tail lights form dramatic new signatures, giving the Vantage unmistakable road presence and contribute to a strong, individual identity within the growing Aston Martin model range.
2018 Aston Martin Vantage: Aerodynamics
Aerodynamic performance was central to the Vantage design concept: the front splitter directs airflow underneath the car, where a system of fences channels cooling air where it is needed, and also ensures the rear diffuser is fed with clean airflow. The design of the diffuser creates an area of low pressure air, while simultaneously preventing turbulence generated by the rear wheels from disrupting the flow of air exiting centrally from beneath the car.
Together with the new side gills, which have been integrated into the body surface and bleed air pressure out from the wheel arches, and the pronounced upswept rear deck lid, the Vantage generates a significant level of downforce.
2018 Aston Martin Vantage: Interior
The design story continues inside the Vantage, with a dynamic focused sports car cockpit that rejects long, fluid curves in favour of 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 significant improvement in headroom compared with the outgoing Vantage.
2018 Aston Martin: At the heart of it all
The heart of the Vantage is Aston Martin’s potent new alloy, 4-liter twin-turbo V8 engine set low and as far back in the chassis as possible for optimal center-of-gravity and perfect 50:50 weight distribution, denoting a high performance and high efficiency engine. Deploying its impressive power and torque to the rear wheels via a rear-mounted ZF eight-speed automatic transmission, the archetypal hunter is capable of accelerating from 0 to 100km/h in 3.6 seconds and on to a maximum speed of 195mph.
For the first time on an Aston Martin, the new Vantage also features an Electronic Rear Differential (E-Diff). This differential is linked to the car’s electronic stability control system, so it can understand the car’s behavior, and react accordingly to direct the engine’s power to the relevant wheel. At higher speeds, the E-Diff’s speed and sensitivity of response enables the system to take very fine control of the car’s dynamic behavior. It makes the car feel much more composed both in terms of its straight-line stability and its cornering performance, providing the driver with increased levels of confidence to explore and enjoy the car’s capabilities to the fullest.
Latest Chassis evolution
The chassis is an evolution of the latest generation bonded aluminium structure first seen on the DB11, though some 70% of the structure’s new components are new for Vantage. Balance, strength, rigidity and weight efficiency were all priorities in the new Vantage design, as was handling purity and consistency.
Thanks to the full integration of engine, transmission, E-Diff, Dynamic Torque Vectoring, Dynamic Stability Control, Adaptive Damping and the electric power steering systems, each mode optimises every area of the car as one.
Supported by Unparalleled Service Excellence & Facilities
Earlier this year, the new home of the Aston Martin Service Center in Sungai Buloh was revealed, with Wearnes Quest investing a substantial amount in equipping the 4,000 square feet, fully air-conditioned service centre with the latest tools, technology and equipment to ensure Aston Martin owners in Malaysia experience unparalleled British standards of excellence.
The new Vantage will be available for viewing in the showroom. For viewing appointment, call +60 3 2163 1196. The new sports car from Aston Martin has an estimated price tag starting from RM1,600,000.
The Aston Martin Service Center is located at Lingui Industrial Park, 15 ½ Miles, Sungai Pelong, 47000 Sungai Buloh, Selangor.