The Aston Martin Vantage 2018 boasts a twin-turbo 4.0-L V8 taken from Mercedes Benz, which produces 505 pound-feet of torsional power and 503 horsepower. That’s sufficient to get it running from 0 to 60 miles per hour in less than 4 seconds while approaching top speeds of 195 miles per hour. That engine was specially-mapped and tuned to generate a somewhat sportier and less bombastic roar, all while sitting lower and farther back than its earlier model, bringing down the car’s center of gravity and enhancing its balance when dealing with corners.
A whole new lightweight bonded-aluminum framework shelters the engine, strengthening the car’s durability and overall power, while an 8-speed ZF automatic transmits all the power to the back wheels. It offers same weight delivery, bringing precisely 50% in front and 50% in the rear, with light-weight metal alloys and complex materials retaining the total load down to only 3,300 lbs. As outlined by the automaker, the car utilizes no aerodynamic tools, leaning on purely on sleek building and undercarriage effects to maintain its tires securely on the ground.
The dash was overhauled to provide the driver a sportier structure, with transmission shift control keys organized in a curve, a big infotainment display at the middle, and Benz’s well-known COMAND controller under it. Digital driving assistance, naturally, comes onboard, torque vectoring, as well as stability handle, an electric powered power steering that auto-adjusts its port based on the car’s speed. This model is the first to feature an electronic rear differential, which utilizes the vehicle’s ESC to manage power circulation to each of the rear wheels as it’s required, improving its stability both when riding in a straight track and cornering.