Aston Martin has revealed the latest addition to its lineup, the 2025 Vantage. This front-engine, rear-wheel drive sports car aims to distinguish itself from the pack with its striking design, advanced engineering and improved performance.
This latest offering from Aston Martin stands out as the "most driver-focused" and quickest Vantage in its 74-year legacy.
A massive leap in power
The heart of the new Vantage is its formidable 4.0-litre V8 Twin Turbo engine paired with an 8-speed ZF automatic transmission.
This reworked powerhouse delivers a staggering 489kW and 800Nm of torque, beating its predecessor by 94kW and marking the most significant power and torque increase in the Vantage's history.
With these outputs, the Vantage achieves a top speed of 325km/h and sprints from 0 to 96km/h in just 3.4 seconds.
Aston Martin says the vehicle has been optimised for more control and engagement, thanks to its perfect 50:50 weight distribution and advanced chassis dynamics.
The integration of Bilstein DTX adaptive dampers, an electronic rear differential, and 21-inch Michelin Pilot S 5 tyres add to its improved handling capabilities.
Amedeo Felisa, Aston Martin's CEO, emphasises the commitment to high performance, stating, “Class-leading power and speed establish its credentials, but it is through expert application of the latest technologies to the Vantage’s perfectly balanced front-engine rear-drive chassis that we have created a sports car with addictive capability.”
A design that speaks volumes
In terms of aesthetics, the Vantage presents a muscular stance with its wider body and redesigned front end, boasting increased airflow for better cooling.
The reshaped grille and integrated front splitter contribute to its aerodynamic efficiency and assertive presence. The new Matrix LED headlamp design also enhances its distinctive appearance.
Inside, the Vantage indulges its occupants with a luxurious, tech-packed environment, balancing sportiness and comfort.
Standard features include a 10.25-inch infotainment display that supports wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity and a 390w 11-speaker audio system with surround sound mode.
A more powerful 1170w 15-speaker Bowers & Wilkins surround sound system with 3D headline speakers is also available.
Aston Martin is touting an "all-new connected car ecosystem" that will allow the Vantage to connect with a bespoke app through the company's servers. It uses e-SIM technology to enable software-based subscription packages that supposedly enhance owner experience.
New Aston Martin Vantage availability
With production commencing in Q1 of 2024 and deliveries beginning in Q2, the new Vantage aims to be a game-changer in the ultra-luxury performance sports car market.
Local availability has yet to be announced, but if the new Vantage does arrive in New Zealand, expect its price to start at well over $300,000.