Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Aston Martin New Vantage

Back in the fall of 2015, moviegoers went to the movies to watch the recent 007 film, SPECTRE, to witness Daniel Craig driving a one-off Aston Martin made for that film. That Bond car in question, as it turned out, is a preview of the next baby Aston and now, here we are, the Bond car from 007: SPECTRE film comes to life as the all-new Aston Martin Vantage.

2019 Aston Martin Vantage
2019 Aston Martin Vantage

Of all the people should know, the all-new Aston Martin Vantage really is all new from the ground-up and one look of this new Vantage will make everyone jealous to drive one someday, including me. Jealousy aside, the new Vantage promises to be one of the most attractive GT cars ever built because the design is like a Bond car with the Vulcan front on it for better cooling and on the inside, this is different than we hoped for because it's a tad too ordinary just like the DB11's and because of the Anglo-German quagmire we're facing with, you'll see some Mercedes bits and bobs on it including the sat-nav. Although the interior is somewhat average to look at, there's no need to worry about it because the exterior just overshadows it from every point of view.

Anglo-German quagmire aside, the Vantage is powered by a 4.0L V8 BiTurbo engine, the same one used on the utterly wonderful Mercedes-AMG GT sportscar, producing 503HP of power and 685Nm of torque. Unlike the Mercedes-AMG GT, the Vantage sports an 8-speed AT, which propels it to a 0-60mph time of less than four seconds and onwards to 195mph. Although as close as the AMG GT, here's something that the AMG GT couldn't have; a 7-speed manual gearbox, making the Vantage a more enjoyable GT car to drive in case the AMG GT is not your kind of car for the weekend drive and what a car it is. We can expect living the Bond car moment with this one, if you know what I mean.

There's a quick saying that all good Astons are made for comfortable driving in mind rather than attacking it on the racetrack but thanks to its short dimensions that makes it shorter than the Porsche 911, its aluminum bodywork, and its crafty dynamics, the Vantage really feels like it works at both road and track, meaning this car is all serious work and serious play, like a lone wolf performer broadening horizons in a gothic getup for a concert with her mates. Couple that with numerous features such as the Dynamic Stability Control and Dynamic Torque Vectoring and the result is a no-nonsense sportscar that feels great to drive wherever you may be and that's just the cherry of the top of the strawberry shortcake.

The price of the new Vantage begins at £120,900, which is too much for a car like these and although I have a fair say that while the Vantage disappoints in price and interior, its exterior design, performance, and dynamics are something to wish for in the hopes to demand every producer to step away from their all-oldies nonsense and make them sample the power of the new Vantage, wherever they're sitting at. That's jealousy for you and because the new Vantage is a rather impressive baby Aston that is redefined for today's drivers, we are growing desperate to get our hands on this new one. Come on, boys, we're waiting.

Photo: Aston Martin.

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