Aston Martin has something special for spectators with the latest revelation for the new year. The 2019 Aston Martin Vantage has arrived on the scene and it’s an early Christmas present in the form of eye candy. This new release is certain to make wish lists throughout the globe. We’re privileged to get a firsthand look at the 2019 edition of their most popular model which debuted at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show.
Redesigned Vantage for 2019
The automaker faced the challenge of preserving the most important elements of the Vantage while implementing the exciting new changes. What they came up with is nothing short of brilliance in a sporty new look and plenty of power under the hood. We’re seeing an aggressive bold sportiness that embodies the spirit of the original, with an extra kick of thrust and an aesthetically pleasing exterior.
At first glance
As your eyes sweep over the new Vantage from front to rear, the first thing you notice is the new aggressive grille that looks like it could eat up the road, giving us our first clue of the personality that lies beneath the hood. Your eyes move easily through the sculpted sides to the powerful rear that hints at a powerful beast with modern tail lamps that remind you it’s a car. After the initial sweep you return to focus on the details of front fender vents that aren’t just for show, they combine with front splitter that cuts through resistance and the generous sized back diffuser that disperses the airflow in an updated aerodynamic design.
Force with little resistance
The 2019 Aston Martin Vantage is powered by the Mercedes-AMC develooped 4.0 liter, twin Turbocharged V-8, but Aston Martin has added its own tweaks to preserve the signature sound that patrons have come to embrace as a familiar and well-respected element. The powertrain delivers 505 pound feet of torque and a whopping 503 horsepower. The new vantage tested at zero to sixty mph in just 3.6 seconds with a top speed of 195 mph. If you’re interested in a small boost in torque, it’s also available with the DB11 V8 that adds an extra 10 pound feet. The 8 speed automatic transmission is a rear mount offering in a rear wheel drive format.
Preservation with progress
The new Vantage for 2019 features a more compact version of the DB11, coming in at 175.78 inches, which is just over 11 inches shorter. Although it shares the same platform, it’s a 70 percent change in structure which makes it unique in its own right. The rationale for this update includes reducing the overall weight of the sports car and ensuring a perfect balance which they pulled off with a 50:50 distribution from front to rear. What does this mean for you? Excellence in handling and performance that will make you support the changes. We’d be remiss if we didn’t point out the electronic chassis systems that enhance handling. Aston Martin took a leap forward with their first ever electronic rear differential that features torque vectoring with adaptive dampers and the final element of electronic power steering that gives drivers the options of choosing Track, Sport and Sport Plus modes. How is this for sweet?
Special new tire design
Aston Martin threw in 20 inch wheels of forged steel, but decided that the new Vantage needed something special. They ordered new Pirelli P Zero tires just for the newcomer with 295/35 in the rear and 255/40 in the front measurements. Engineers were paying attention to detail.
You’re in for a wild, yet comfortable ride with a high belt line that when combined with a low seating position, puts you in the sweet spot for a sporty and exciting driving experience. The infotainment system screen is mounted in-dash with an 8 inch viewing area that includes Wi-Fi and a navigation system. The new sporty steering while features a classy carbon fiber trim.
Release date and sticker price
The 2019 Aston Martin Vantage is on its way and the excitement will need to be contained for a little longer. According to sources, the vehicle is slated to be released for sale in the Summer of 2018. It’s speculated that prices will start at $149,995 for standard base models. The cost will go upwards for special add-on items. Drivers who favor their current Vantages will have a little time to decide if it’s time for an upgrade.