Friday, 15 December, 2017

The Aston Martin Vantage GTE Race Car Looks Incredible

We Just Got the First Look at the All-New Aston Martin V8 Vantage Aston Martin just replaced the most successful model in company history with a car straight out of a Bond movie
Garry Little | 24 November, 2017, 01:01

Like the road vehicle it's powered by a 4.0-litre, Mercedes-AMG-sourced V8, but it swaps the wet sump lubrication setup for a more motorsport-friendly dry sump arrangement.

The new Vantage is on sale now with a recommended retail price from £120,900 in the United Kingdom, €154,000 in Germany and $149,995 in the USA.

The 2019 Vantage V8 is the first all-new Vantage since 2005, the entry-level model racking up over 21,500 sales over the years to become the brand's all-time best seller.

After twelve years Aston Martin has unveiled its modern interpretation of the iconic V8 Vantage.

"A true sports vehicle with a sharper look and a keener dynamic edge, the new Vantage is the Aston Martin pure driving machine enthusiasts have been waiting for".

With a long hood, fastback tail, sleek greenhouse, and ideal proportions, the Vantage is undeniably an Aston Martin. The new front headlights are reminiscent of the new DB11, but have been sufficiently personalised for the vehicle, and are said to have been inspired by the auto Aston custom-designed for the last James Bond movie, Spectre.

We Just Got the First Look at the All-New Aston Martin V8 Vantage
The Aston Martin Vantage GTE Race Car Looks Incredible

Under the Aston's stylish hood lives a 4.0 liter, twin-turbocharged V8 that's shared with the company's pricier DB11 V8 Coupe and Volante convertible. That's enough to producing a whopping 503 horsepower - all in vehicle that has a dry weight of merely 1530 horsepower.

It's rear-wheel drive, with rear-mounted eight-speed ZF automatic transmission, and can go from 0-100km/h in 3.7 seconds, with a top speed of 314km/h. It's set low down and far back in the chassis for a ideal 50:50 weight distribution.

In addition, the Vantage will be loaded with the latest high tech goodies in Aston Martin's arsenal. These include Dynamic Stability Control and Dynamic Torque Vectoring.

Inside, the Vantage's cabin comes in several flavors with more luxury-minded versions getting Aston's traditional leather and wood treatment, while more sporting interiors will receive a heavier dose of Alcantara and carbon fiber. It's topped by an 8-inch infotainment system display controlled by a knob on the transmission tunnel that will be familiar to anyone who's driven a Mercedes-Benz lately, because it's also supplied by the German automaker.

The paint is hardly dry on the production prototypes of the new 2018 Aston Martin Vantage, but it looks like Aston is ready to bash fenders out on the global circuit with a race-ready GTE variant.

The Vantage in Tungsten Silver and Lime Essence.

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