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Succeeding a Sporting Dynasty: The New Vantage

A spectacular Aston Martin sports car demands a bold and distinctive design language. This hails true with the all new Vantage, inheriting the dynasty of its nameplate, which was worn by such icons as the William Towns-designed V8 Vantage, spectacular twin-supercharged V600 Le Mans and the much-loved V8 Vantage. This masterpiece was launched in Manila just last November 6, 2018.

Pure, sculptural forms create the Vantage’s athletic, predatory stance. Meanwhile, the minimal front and rear overhangs, muscular flanks and broad haunches express the agility and dynamism inherent within the car.  Its’ 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 spoken by Marc Tagle, the 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.”

Aerodynamic performance was central to the Vantage design concept; from the front splitter directing airflow underneath the car, where a system of fences channels cooling air where it is needed, and also ensures the rear diffuser is fed with clean airflow. Together with the new side gills, which have been integrated into the body surface and bleed air pressure out from the front wheel arches, and the pronounced upswept rear deck lid, the Vantage generates a significant level of down force – a rarity on any production car and a first for a core production Aston Martin model.

The design story continues inside the Vantage, with a dynamic and focused sports car cockpit that rejects long, fluid curves in favor of sharp, focused lines denoting the more aggressive nature of the car. A high waist interior theme and lower driving position creates a more immersive driving experience, and contributes to significant gains in occupant space and significant improvement in headroom compared with the outgoing Vantage. A combination of rotary and toggle style controls have been used for their tactile and intuitive functionality. Likewise, the PRND transmission buttons have been moved into a triangular formation so as to cluster major controls into clearly defined zones. The interior also offers generous stowage space, with useable room behind the seats and generous double-tier storage areas.

For the first time on an Aston Martin, the new Vantage also features an Electronic Rear Differential (E-Diff).

Highlights of the chassis include a solidly mounted rear subframe for an enhanced feeling of direct connection for the driver, new Pirelli P Zero tires developed specifically for new Vantage and the latest generation Adaptive Damping System which incorporates Skyhook technology and offers the choice of Sport, Sport Plus and Track modes.

Being an Aston Martin, the new Vantage also features a high level of craftsmanship, evidenced by flawless paintwork, luxurious Alcantara® and leather upholstery and the levels of finish optimized through the use of tactile natural materials of the highest quality.

It has a 4.0 liter and a new twin turbocharged V8 which creates that distinctive Aston Martin roar.” The new Vantage is available now at Aston Martin’s Bonifacio Global City showroom.