Simply because the Aston Martin DB12 represented an intensive overhaul of the Aston Martin DB11, fairly than being an all-new automobile from the bottom up, this latest model of the Vantage takes the 2018 mannequin and offers it an intensive shaking down.
New for 2024 and completely, categorically and undeniably the final (quantity) all-ICE sports activities automobile to be produced by the storied British producer, the brand new Aston Martin Vantage follows the corporate’s time-honoured technique of refining, refining, refining, inside and outside, till the top result’s as close to excellent as may be.
2024 Aston Martin Vantage
Aston calls this the ‘definitive front-engine, rear-wheel-drive sports activities automobile’, an outline of a permanent engineering package deal that received’t imply a lot to drivers weaned on EVs. However a good proportion of Aston homeowners are resolutely old skool of their outlook, and though this Vantage is probably the most technologically superior automobile ever to bear the title, crucial half is a twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 engine and ideal 50:50 weight stability.
The Vantage title returned to the Aston Martin line-up with the Vantage V8 in 2005, reviving a badge that was first deployed on the 1951 DB2 Vantage. Since then, it has grow to be shorthand for probably the most sporting and compact automobile within the firm’s line-up, a strict two-seater pitched at fanatic drivers. Alongside the Vantage highway automobiles, Aston Martin has developed a extremely profitable racing variant, run by each the manufacturing facility and personal groups, latterly within the GT3 championships.
This closely refreshed mannequin has rather a lot to dwell as much as and a giant legacy to go away, for it’s undoubtedly the final Vantage to ever be purely petrol-powered. For lots of diehard Aston followers, that’s a very good cause to mourn, though this machine goes out on the very peak of its powers (together with a prime pace of 202mph and 0-60mph in 3.4 seconds).
Extra importantly for future fashions, the inside structure and infotainment system has been given a really welcome overhaul. The inside was the most important draw back to the sooner automobile, and Aston has taken the structure and tech from its DB12 and deployed it to excellent impact on this smaller automobile.
There are huge modifications outdoors as properly, though the fundamental structure and proportions haven’t altered. The brand new Vantage will get Aston’s present grille and headlight design, in addition to a extra curvaceous and muscular physique form. It evokes the stance and presence of Aston’s earlier One-77 hypercar, which might solely be a very good factor.
We’ll be getting behind the refreshed steering wheel of this vital machine sooner or later and report again on how Aston Martin is evolving for altering instances.
Aston Martin Vantage, deliveries from Q2 2024, AstonMartin.com, @AstonMartin