Published: Fri, November 24, 2017
Science | By Hubert Green

Generation Aston Martin Vantage finally revealed

Generation Aston Martin Vantage finally revealed

The all-new 2018 Vantage is a list of mind-blowing performance figures and technical specifications wrapped up in an aggressively styled aluminum skin.

On sale the auto will arrive by the end of next year.

AML has done a decent job of letting you spec up a lot of detail on the new Vantage Configurator, with plenty of options to choose from, including a new palette including very "un-Aston" "in yer face" colours. It has also been well-received thanks to its Mercedes-AMG 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8, that shunts out 375kW, giving the new model a harder hitting and more competitive punch against its rivals. While the official word right now from Gaydon is that a V12 might not fit into the engine bay, don't be too surprised if the biturbo 5.2-liter V12 seen in the DB11 will eventually be offered for the more hardcore Vantage versions in both coupe and convertible guises.

However, in the Vantage, where the block is positioned so far back from the front axle that the weight distribution is a ideal 50:50 split, that powerplant, matted to an eight-speed automatic transmission, is half a second quicker off the mark, serves up over 510hp and 685Nm of torque and a top speed of 195mph.

The new 2018 Aston Martin Vantage on-line configurator has now gone live, just a day after Aston Martin revealed their new Vantage to the world.

Significant demand for the new DB11 as well as the limited-run Vanquish Zagato has also helped Aston Martin generate pre-tax profits of £22m - a reversal of losses of £124m a year ago. Third-quarter profit was £800,000 - although this period is historically low due to the impact that summer holidays have on auto demand.

Third-quarter profit stood at 0.8 million pounds, reflecting a quieter period across the vehicle sector when demand falls as people take holidays and some customers prefer to wait until after the vacation period to have their cars delivered.

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