Is the new Vantage a real Aston Martin?


A Mercedes Bi-Turbo charged V8 coupled to a brand new skin. Astons future risks letting go of their heritage. The Vantage has always been a great sports car. Not the fastest thing going but as I’ve said before, beautiful architecture and an exhaust note to die for. We’ve lost the naturally aspirated power- plant in favour of forced induction. The 4 litre bi-turbo delivers 503hp and 685nm. Big figures for Aston’s new “sports” car. 0-60 is now taken care of in as little as 3.4 seconds. 195mph is also within your grasp.

The new deal with Mercedes doesn’t just involve powertrains. The Interiors are also tweaked with Benz parts. The outdated technology from previous Vantages, which were usually stolen from Volvo’s parts bin. Have now been replaced with Mercedes last generation parts. The new interior is a beautiful place to be. But I must admit I can play “spot the…

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