Aston Martin Manila recently launched the new Vantage in an exclusive launch party. Together with the GT12 supercar, the Vantage is spectacular sports car that demands a bold and distinctive design language. Powered by 4.0-litre, 510PS/685Nm twin-turbo V8 mated to eight-speed ZF transmission, it has a maximum speed 195mph, and 0-60mph in 3.5 seconds. It is also the first Aston Martin to be fitted with an Electronic Rear Differential (E-Diff)
New head and tail lights form dramatic new signatures giving the Vantage unmistakable road presence and contribute to a strong and individual identity within the growing Aston Martin model range.
As Marc Tagle, president of Aston Martin Manila said: “Beautiful won’t be tamed perfectly encapsulates this car, with its predatory stance, muscular flanks and broad haunches – it shows its incredible agility and performance through its design. Aston Martin’s dedicated craftsmanship is unmistakable on the new Vantage.”
Aston Martin New Vantage Specification
▪ Two-door body style 2+0 seating
▪ Extruded bonded aluminium body structure with steel panels
▪ LED high and low beam headlamps with integrated direction indicator, daytime running lights, position lamp, lock/unlock graphic theatre
▪ Signature full width LED tail lamp with stop tail and dynamic indicator functions
▪ Clamshell bonnet
▪ Side gill
▪ All-alloy quad overhead cam, 4.0 litre twin turbo V8 ▪ Water-to-Air charge cooling
▪ Front mid-mounted engine, rear wheel drive
▪ Compression ratio 10.5:1
▪ Fully catalysed stainless steel exhaust system
▪ Electronically controlled exhaust
▪ Dual Variable Camshaft Timing
▪ Fully CNC machined combustion chambers
▪ Maximum power: 510PS / 503BHP / 375kW at 6000rpm
▪ Maximum torque: 685Nm from 2000-5000rpm
The wheels are 20” as standard with a choice of 2 wheel styles: 20” cast wheel designed to amplify the cars athletic stance and a 20” forged machined lightweight wheel designed to enhance the dynamic experience and reduce mass. It dons Pirelli P Zero rubber (255/40 at the front, 295 35 at the rear)
For the first time on an Aston Martin the new Vantage also features an Electronic Rear Differential (E- Diff). This differential is linked to the car’s electronic stability control system, so it can understand the car’s behaviour, and react accordingly to direct the engine’s power to the relevant wheel. Unlike a conventional LSD, it can go from fully open to 100% locked in a matter of milliseconds. At higher speeds, the Electronic Differential’s speed and sensitivity of response enables the system to take very fine control of the car’s dynamic behaviour. It makes the car feel much more composed both in terms of its straight-line stability and its cornering performance, providing the driver with increased levels of confidence to explore and enjoy the car’s capabilities to the full.
Aston Martin revealed the details of its most potent and uncompromising Vantage to date: the track-inspired Vantage GT12.
With production strictly limited to just 100 examples, the new model combines all of Aston Martin’s learning from its years of sports car competition around the globe to produce its most performance focused road-going Vantage.
Equipped with a new version of the brand’s 6.0-litre V12 engine which is capable of generating up to 600 PS, the car weighs in at 100kg less than a standard V12 Vantage S.
Comprehensively re-engineered, as well as significantly restyled, the GT3-inspired special edition is lower and wider than any of its siblings in the Vantage family. A broader track – front and rear – brings even more composed cornering thanks to a reduction in lateral load transfer, while the use of Michelin Pilot Super Sport tyres provides even more assured handling.
Thoroughly equipped with cutting edge motorsport-inspired features, from the extensive use of carbon fibre inside and out to the track-focused aerodynamics pack – which includes a prominent rear wing and pronounced front splitter – the race-derived new Vantage brings more focused and uncompromising capability and styling to a road-going Aston Martin.
The aerodynamics package in particular has a profound effect, producing significant downforce to provide even greater levels of grip and stability at higher speeds.
The new Vantage is available now. For inquiries, visit the Aston Martin Manila Showroom at G/F, W Fifth Building, 5th Ave. cor. 32nd Street, BGC, Taguig City or call +6327710007