Inspired by the DB10 seen in the last James Bond and the Vulcan, the 2019 Aston Martin Vantage launched next spring is distinctly different from the DB11.
We will not cross her on our roads until next spring but she is already turning the heads. This is the new Aston Martin Vantage. Marek Reichman, the director of design of the English brand, has visibly found the pencil stroke to bewitch sports GT enthusiasts from all over the world. At first glance, the new Vantage cannot conceal its filiation with the recent models of the firm of Gaydon. At the same time, she has her own personality. Its lines, which could compete at the first prize of beauty, are closer to the DB10 created for the James Bond “Spectre” and the Vulcan racing car than the recent DB11. From the last great tour of the range, it inherits a certain form of elegance while distinguishing itself by more dynamic forms, a more expressive grille marked by ultra-thin projectors and a gaping mouth, a length making 284 mm (4.47 m) Despite a higher wheelbase. The Vantage shares only 30% of the rooms with the DB11.
The flanks are also more worked while the rear is signaled by an original light signature. A thin headband crosses the stern with a tailgate. It opens on a chest with a volume of 350 liters. Sign that the Vantage aspires to a certain versatility. A carbon rear diffuser completes the aerodynamic device and allows to pass through an unsightly fin. Lowered by 3.5 cm compared to the DB11, the Vantage seems to want to aspirate the asphalt with its large carbon blade attached to the front shield.
The structure inherited from the DB11 is made in large part of aluminum. It saves 100 kilos compared to the older generation of the Vantage and claims a mass of 1 530 kg equitably distributed on both axles. Modern trains adopt a multiarm rear suspension and host for the first time at Aston Martin an active differential (e-Diff) that is electronically driven and already adopted by Ferrari. This system makes it possible to gain agility and dynamism. Comfort is based on adaptive damping. The braking is ensured by huge ventilated discs, from 400 mm to the front.
2019 Aston Martin Vantage Engine Specs, Gas Mileage
The mechanical installed in the front center position is not the same as the 4-liter Mercedes V8 already animating the DB11 V8. This biturbo German block displays a respectable power of 510 hp at 6 000 rpm and a torque of 685 Nm, present from 2 000 to 5 000 rpm. The Vantage is capable of reaching 100 km/h in 3.5 seconds and pushing spikes up to 314 km/h. Aston Martin announces a standardized consumption of 10.5 l/100 km, which represents CO2 emissions of 245 g/km. The V8 is associated with an 8-speed ZF automatic gearbox installed at the rear according to the transaxle principle. A manual transmission should also be proposed.
As for the interior, it is also slightly different from that of the DB11. The atmosphere is more sporty. If the cap housing the dials, the multi-function screen shelf and the Central tunnel storage box are the same, the center console differs significantly. The controls of the automatic transmission are arranged in V on the central tunnel. After the DB11, the DB11 V8 and the Flying DB11, Aston Martin continues with the Vantage to renew its range. The 2019 Aston Martin Vantage will be marketed next spring.