Have you seen a picture of the 2019 Aston Martin Vantage? If you have, you’ll never forget what this car looks like. It is truly one of the most beautiful and sleek looking cars that’s ever graced a roadway. The only thing that’s more impressive than its appearance is its performance. If you want to know more about this remarkable automobile, you can find out 10 more things about it by reading through the list below.
1. The car is assembled in Warwickshire, England
This really shouldn’t surprise you, especially when you consider the fact that it is made by Aston Martin. One thing is certain, they definitely know how to make a good car. Part of the reason this car is so impressive is because it’s not mass-produced, nor are there hundreds of them that are just like the example next to them running on an assembly line. Aston Martin prefers to do things the old-fashioned way and that means a lot more assembly by hand and a slower pace to ensure quality. Clearly, their methods work.
2. It’s a two-door coupe with a mid-engine design
This car just wouldn’t look right if it was a sedan. Everything about it screams performance and luxury, combined into something that is truly remarkable. Perhaps one of the most interesting things about it is the placement of the engine. As opposed to being very forward on the chassis like so many other cars, Aston Martin decided to place it as close to the passenger compartment as possible, giving it a mid-engine design that goes a long way toward making the car easier to drive.
3. The car features rear wheel drive
The car also incorporates rear-wheel drive, which makes it far more responsive to control inputs than cars that are front wheel drive. This results in better performance and better control, allowing the driver to aim the car where he or she wants it to go and then use the rear wheels for power as opposed to merely spinning the front wheels and going nowhere.
4. You have to make a lot of money to afford this car
This is not a car that just anybody can afford. As a matter of fact, it sells at just under $150,000 so if you want one for yourself, you’re either going to have to make a great deal of money or save up for a very long time.
5. It’s engine is made by Mercedes
This car was designed to go fast so naturally, it’s going to have a powerful engine in it. In this particular case, is sports a V8 made by Mercedes. Clearly, Aston Martin has figured out that when it comes to engines, you can’t get much better than Mercedes and that’s precisely why an engine made by the company was married to this chassis.
6. The car has more horsepower than most can even imagine
How does a whopping 510 horsepower sound? For anybody that loves to go fast, it sounds like music to their ears. This is a performance automobile, after all and it is quite capable of performing better than just about any car in its class. If you like the sound of a powerful engine and you like to go fast, you really couldn’t ask for more than what you’ll get with the 2019 Aston Martin Vantage.
7. Clearly, it’s fast
If you want the chance to drive a car that will get your attention, not to mention the attention of everyone else, you might want to know that this particular automobile is capable of going from 0 to 60 in 3.6 seconds. That’s faster than most cars and it’s a definite rush when you’re behind the wheel. As far as cruising speed goes, let’s just say the car is fast enough to get you more speeding tickets than you can probably afford to pay.
8. It has near perfect weight distribution
One of the things that makes this car such a pleasure to drive is that 50 percent of its weight is in the front and the other 50 percent is in the back. This means that the car has a natural tendency to balance itself out, even when the driver makes a mistake. What does that mean for you? It means that you can enjoy driving it more and worry about spinning it out less.
9. It also features a computerized system that integrates the engine and the drivetrain
Think fly-by-wire, only in a car. The computer system takes thousands of measurements per second with regard to steering and power input, as well as braking. It then evens everything out so that the car responds to your input in the safest possible manner without sacrificing performance.
10. The car is relatively easy to handle, even at high speeds
Of course, all of this makes the car easy to drive. Even when you’re really pushing the envelope, the weight distribution and the computer control system makes it a joy to operate instead of being a white-knuckle roller coaster ride.