Aston Martin has launched the new Vantage at an introductory price of Rs 2.86 Crores (Ex. Showroom) in the Indian market. It is the first company model to be fitted with an Electronic Rear Differential (E-Diff). The new Aston Martin Vantage is based on the latest generation bonded aluminium structure, which was first seen on the DB11. However, though some 70 percent of the structure’s components are new for Vantage.
“The new Vantage is the second of the seven new models in seven years under our Second Century Plan,” explained Ms. Nancy Chen, Head of Sales Operations for Aston Martin, South and Southeast Asia, during the launch. “It (Second Century Plan) is a bold plan, and it is working. We have made a strong start with the DB11, taking Aston Martin back into profit. The new Vantage will build on this success, and take the company to greater heights.” The 2018 Vantage flaunts new head and tail lights while the front splitter directs airflow underneath the car and ensures the rear diffuser is fed with clean airflow. The sedan boasts of new side gills which been integrated into the body surface.
“Vantage is a car that’s never less connected and engaging with the breadth of capability to revel in challenging roads and bare its teeth on the track – this is the essence of the Vantage driving experience,” continued Chen. Some of the peculiar features of the 2018 Aston Martin Vantage include Electric Power Steering System, Dynamic Torque Vectoring, Dynamic Stability Control and Adaptive Damping. Mechanically, it is powered by a 4.0L twin-turbo V8 engine which generates top power of 505bhp and peak torque of 685Nm. The engine is linked to a a rear-mounted ZF eight-speed automatic transmission, which transmits the power to the rear wheels of the sedan. The new Vantage accelerates from 0 to 100kmph in just 3.6 seconds while having a maximum speed of 314kmph.