Aston Martin Vantage launch
26 October 2018 | New Delhi – British exotic carmaker Aston Martin launched its new two-seater sports car. The 2019 Aston Martin Vantage, an entry level car has a price tag of 2.86 Crore. This car is in competition with the Mercedes-AMG GT, Audi R8 V10 and Porsche 911 Turbo.
The new Vantage is powered by 4.0- litre, 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. Its new head and tail lamp form dramatic new signatures, giving Vantage an unmistakable road presence and contribute to a strong, individual identity within the growing Aston Martin range.
The new Vantage is purposefully designed as an independent statement of poise, performance, and a beautiful distinction of meticulous British craftmanship that commands a predatory character, whilst retaining the key principles; purity and beautiful proportion.
Aerodynamic performance was central to the Vantage design concept: front splitter directs airflow underneath the car, where a system of fence channels cooling air where it is needed the most, also ensures clean airflow to the rear diffuser. 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 grills, which is integrated into the body surface and bleeds air pressure out from the wheel arches, and the pronounced upswept rear deck lid, the Vantage generates a significant level of downforce – a rarity on any production car and a first for a core production Aston Martin model.
The potent new alloy, 4 litre twin-turbo V8 engine set low to ground and far back in the chassis for optimal centre-of-gravity and weight distribution. This V8 delivers impressive power and torque to the rear wheels via a rear-mounted ZF eight-speed automatic transmission. Archetypal hunter is capable of accelerating from 0 to 100 kmph in 3.6 seconds and on to a maximum speed of 314 kmph, employing a sophisticated suite of integrated electronic systems to offer maximum control and driver enjoyment.
For the first time on an Aston Martin, the new Vantage also features an Electronic Rear Differential (E-Diff). The differential is linked to the car’s electronic stability control system to direct engine power to the relevant wheels in response to the car behaviour. At higher speed, the E-Diff’s speed and sensitivity of response enables the system to take very fine control of the dynamic behaviour of the vehicle. It makes the car feel much more composed both in terms of its straight-line stability and cornering performance, providing the driver with increased levels of confidence to explore and enjoy the capability of the vehicle to its fullest.
The chassis is an evolution of the latest generation bonded aluminium structure first seen on the DB11. Seventy percent of components on structure are newly developed for Vantage. Structural balance, strength, rigidity and weight efficiency were all priorities in the new Vantage design, as was handling purity end 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 optimizes every area of the car as one. With each step the Vantage gains in agility and responsiveness, its character becomes progressively sharper, more vocal and more exciting.