The Car For Perfectionists – Aston Martin Vantage
New Aston Martin Vantage
Aston Martin is and always has been a leader in excellence and pure class, this year they have really outdone themselves with the new Aston Martin Vantage. Just truly beautiful everything you need and would want from a sports car. The Aston Martin Vantage is an example of a base level sports car, but really at the end of the day there’s no such thing. There is nothing basic however about this sports car. Its truly a machine of wonder with its 503 hp twin turbo 4.0 Liter V8. It like many other cars is made with an 8 speed transmission, with the 7 speed manual to follow. It has an electronically controlled limited slip differential. There are many additional ad ons internally and the list truly goes on and on.
Aston Martin Vantage Top Speed
The Aston Martin Vantage’s estimated top speed is 195 mph
The goal of this car was for it to be a quick pacey sports car “Aston Martin Vantage senior vehicle engineering manager Craig Jamieson said It is a British sports car, after all. “If you’re not having fun,” Jamieson says, “please come talk to me.” This truly is what this car is all about, having fun.
One Interesting factoid about this is that they have purchased an engine from the Mercedes AMG line and taken it instead of trying to design their own engine for this beast.
It provides plenty of torque allowing for incredible acceleration. The Aston Martin Vantage will reach 60 mph from the start in just 3.4 seconds and race up to a top speed 195 mph before losing out to aerodynamic drag. When it comes to sound“Aston spent significant time and energy tuning the intake and exhaust systems to dull the lower frequencies and enhance the higher ones. A resonator tube plumbs intake noise from the manifold into the cabin. But engineering manager Jamieson is quick to point out that there is nothing synthetic playing through the speakers; this is all natural sound. Under load and in the last third of the tach, the Vantage has the high-pitched shriek of its naturally aspirated V-8 predecessor;” at startup its growl is due to the AMG, but yet has a low rumble that you would expect
Behind the German V-8 is a German eight-speed automatic. The paddle-shifted ZF unit mounts at the back of the car, spun by a carbon-fiber driveshaft inside an aluminum torque tube. While the torque-converter automatic’s shifts slower than the best dual-clutch transmissions’, the smooth torque delivery and flawless low-speed behavior suit this car just fine.
In the coming days, they plan to add an additional option and that is for it to be a manual. It is somewhat modeled around the Porsche 718 as it was the benchmark and what they designed the car around. The Aston Martin Vantage is the ultimate combination of a machine. As far as the interior goes there are a vast array of options. “There are 41 colors in the exterior palette, 16 choices for the main interior (offering 35 colors for stitching, 13 for headliners and carpets, and six for seatbelts), and five finishes for the door and center console trim” All of the material inside is just exactly what you’d expect from a British sports car of this prowess. Aston Martin has also taken the infotainment system from Mercedes, it’s not just the engine. Essentially one thing I have noticed is that they are really looking to take the best from many of the best cars in the world and combining it into an all-around machine that is just one of the most fun things on the planet to drive.
All in all the Aston Martin Vantage is an ultimate driving machine in all senses of the word. The British have always known how to create an amazing car and they have done it again here. Whether or not you consider this is a base model Aston Martin, the 150k price tag will show you that this ride is anything but a base model. Definitely, one of the best cars, from its Dazzling speed to Luxurious interior the Aston Martin Vantage has it all.
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