|Trim||Engine||Drive Type||Trans.||0-60||1/4 Mile||Mpg EPA C/H/Observed||Source|
2019 Aston Martin Vantage
|Coupe||4.0L Twin-Turbo V8||RWD||8A||3.4 sec||11.6 sec @ 123 mph||18/25/15 mpg||Car and Driver|
|Coupe||4.0L Twin-Turbo V8||RWD||8A||3.8 sec||12.1 sec @ 116.3 mph||18/25/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
2017 Aston Martin Vantage
|V12 S Coupe||6.0L V12||RWD||7M||4.4 sec||12.5 sec @ 121.6 mph||10/16/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
2016 Aston Martin Vantage
|GT Coupe||4.7L V8||RWD||6M||4.4 sec||12.7 sec @ 111.6 mph||13/19/---- mpg||Road & Track|
2015 Aston Martin Vantage
|V12 S Coupe||5.9L V12||RWD||7A||3.9 sec||12.1 sec @ 120.5 mph||12/18/---- mpg||Road & Track|
2012 Aston Martin Vantage
|V8 Coupe||4.7L V8||RWD||6M||4.6 sec||12.9 sec @ 111.3 mph||13/19/13.6 mpg||Road & Track|
|V8 Roadster||4.7L V8||RWD||7A||4.5 sec||12.9 sec @ 111.5 mph||14/21/14.3 mpg||Road & Track|
2011 Aston Martin Vantage
|V12 Coupe||5.9L V12||RWD||6M||4.2 sec||12.5 sec @ 117 mph||11/17/17 mpg||Car and Driver|
|V12 Coupe||5.9L V12||RWD||6M||4.3 sec||12.5 sec @ 116.8 mph||11/17/13.4 mpg||Road & Track|
2009 Aston Martin Vantage
|V8 Coupe||4.7L V8||RWD||6A||4.3 sec||12.7 sec @ 112 mph||13/19/13 mpg||Car and Driver|
|V8 Coupe||4.7L V8||RWD||6M||4.1 sec||12.5 sec @ 115 mph||12/19/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
|V8 Coupe||4.7L V8||RWD||6A||4.7 sec||--- -- sec @ --- -- mph||13/19/13.6 mpg||Motor Week|
|V8 Roadster||4.7L V8||RWD||6A||4.5 sec||12.9 sec @ 111 mph||13/19/15 mpg||Car and Driver|
2007 Aston Martin Vantage
|V8 Coupe||4.3L V8||RWD||6M||5.1 sec||13.5 sec @ 106 mph||12/19/13 mpg||Car and Driver|
2006 Aston Martin Vantage
|V8 Coupe||4.3L V8||RWD||6M||5.1 sec||13.6 sec @ 105 mpg||12/17/14 mpg||Car and Driver|
|V8 Coupe||4.3L V8||RWD||6M||4.2 sec||13.6 sec @ 105.8 mph||12/17/16.7 mpg||Motor Trend|
|V8 Coupe||4.3L V8||RWD||6M||4.7 sec||13.1 sec @ 107.9 mph||12/17/17.6 mpg||Road & Track|
About Aston Martin Vantage
Realistically speaking, owning an Aston Martin is just a dream for most of us. That’s not surprising, though. Aston Martin makes truly beautiful-looking cars that drive wickedly fast, and to own one you will have to pay through the nose. Having an Aston Martin is to be above the crowd, especially when it comes to finances.
So it’s surprising to hear that Aston Martin is currently in a very generous mood, because the latest versions of the Vantage are at least $18,000 cheaper than your regular V8 Vantage. You can even buy another car with the money you save. The coupe version of the Vantage GT now starts at “only” $102,725 while the roadster version is set at $117,225. (There’s also an S model that’s a bit more powerful and just a tad more ferocious-looking, but you will need a touch more loose change.)
But that doesn’t mean you get a car that hardly deserves the Aston Martin badge. On the contrary, this car exemplifies the core virtues of the brand: style and performance.
The Look and Feel of the Vantage
The short version of the Vantage is look is that it’s really like the younger and smaller version of the DB9. All the curves are there where they’re supposed to be, and even standing still it looks nimble and speedy. There isn’t much in the way of gimmicks in the looks of the Vantage, and that’s a good thing. The simplicity just adds to the subtle elegance, and all in all the effect is very compelling. Like other Aston Martin cars, this isn’t a car for the bashful who doesn’t want to be the center of attention when on the road.
Inside, the interiors are quite comfy and speak of undeniable luxury. Aston Martin used only the finest materials, and as a result you’ll feel quite cosseted. As for the look inside, that’s all up to you. There are literally hundreds of possible color and finish combinations you can choose from, and there’s a wide variety of personalized options as well. You can get the look that precisely matches your character and preferences.
So how does it drive? Looks and comfort don’t mean much if performance is unimpressive. Fortunately, even this most affordable Aston Martin boasts performance figures that any regular guy will be proud of.
Take note, it may not be as fast and as sure on the road as the other Aston Martin models. But compare it with your other cars and it sure looks like a winner.
After all, just how many other cars in your neighborhood can go from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.6 seconds? Even in the cheapest Vantage GT models you get a 4.7-liter V8 that offers 430 horsepower at 7300 rpm and 361 pound-feet of torque at 5000 rpm.
And of course, you can go quite fast knowing that the brakes will control your speed when you want to. You’ve got 355mm brake discs at the front and 330mm on the rear axle, and they won’t let you down. The brake pedal resistance may feel a bit hard at first, but you’ll get used to it quickly enough. And eventually the performance of the brake will provoke you with the confidence and reassurance you’ll need.
You also get a new and improved 7-speed transmission, and this additional gear with closer ratios can really boost your speed that much more quickly. It’s much more precise, and Aston Martin says that this latest models are the best V8 Vantage models yet.
As for the engine, it’s mounted quite low and very far back. That makes the center of gravity on the Vantage close to the road, and that’s good news for handling and balance. The suspension is also firm, and the steering is accurate and offers a nice weight and feel.
The noise of the car when you’re just ambling around is sedate, but it sure rumbles when you want to go fast. That’s just how it should be. You don’t really need a rumbly engine to tell people that you’re in a fast car—the design of the car is all you need for that. And if people on the road want to overtake you, it’s all up to you if you permit it. You can always overtake them later anytime you want.
In the end, though, what you have is still an Aston Martin, with all the style and performance that’s expected of the brand. Its striking looks will have you stared at, and its performance will probably earn you some hard glares from traffic cops if you’re not careful. Inside, you’ll be much more comfy and enjoy greater luxury, which is apt for a car that’s still worth more than a hundred grand.
For more information about Aston Martin Vantage, visit the official Aston Martin website.
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