The Aston Martin Vantage has always been synonymous with performance. It’s a staunch British sports car that has the style and ‘voice’ to both drop jaws and turn heads—so the fervent attention from press and public at the NZ unveiling of the all-new Vantage was inevitable.
The withdrawn silk revealed a vehicle of intense beauty with an underline predatory instinct. Its crafted styling and attention to detail (inside and out) is instantly apparent, yet look closer and you’ll begin to see the performance car aerodynamics that underpins the vehicle’s racing DNA.
Under its low-pitched clamshell bonnet lies a 4L, V8 twin-turbo heart, that produces 310kW and 685Nm, which when paired with the Vantage’s eight-speed ZF gearbox, will propel you from 0-100km/h in around 3.6 seconds, all with that distinctive, visceral Aston Martin exhaust soundtrack.
Words: Dave McLeod