Almost a year after it was
launched globally, the new Aston Martin Vantage debuted in New Delhi. The car
has been priced at Rs 2.86 crore (Ex-Showroom). This translates to Rs 28.6
Present at the launch in New
Delhi were Nancy Chen, Head of Sales Operations for Aston Martin, South and
Southeast Asia and Yadur Kapur, Dealer Principal, Aston Martin New Delhi
(Select Cars Pvt. Ltd.).
The new Aston Martin Vantage
is a sports car, powered by 4.0-litre, 510PS/685Nm twin-turbo V8 mated to
eight-speed transmission, is channeled by its bold and distinctive design
language. Pure, sculptural forms create an athletic, predatory stance, while
the minimal front and rear overhangs, muscular flanks and broad haunches
express the agility and dynamism inherent with the car. Its new head and tail
lights form dramatic new signatures, giving the Vantage unmistakable road
presence and contribute to a strong, individual identity within the growing
Aston Martin model range.
Aerodynamic performance was
central to the Vantage design concept: the front splitter directs 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. The
design of the diffuser creates an area of low pressure air, while
simultaneously preventing turbulence generated by the rear wheels from
disrupting the flow of air exiting centrally from beneath the car.
Together with the new side
gills, which have been integrated into the body surface and bleed air pressure
out from the wheel arches, and the pronounced upswept rear deck lid, the
Vantage generates a significant level of downforce – 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 focused sports car cockpit that rejects
long, fluid curves in favour 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.
The potent new alloy, 4-litre
twin-turbo V8 engine set low and as far back in the chassis as possible for
optimal centre-of-gravity and perfect 50:50 weight distribution, denoting a
high performance and high efficiency engine. Deploying its impressive power and
torque to the rear wheels via a rear-mounted ZF eight-speed automatic
transmission, the archetypal hunter is capable of accelerating from 0 to
100km/h in 3.6 seconds and on to a maximum speed of 195mph (approx.. 314 kmpl),
employing a sophisticated suite of integrated electronic systems to offer maximum
control and driver enjoyment.
For the first time on an Aston
Martin, the new Vantage also features an Electronic Rear Differential (E-Diff).
This differential is linked to the car’s electronic stability control system,
so it can understand the car’s behaviour, and react accordingly to direct the
engine’s power to the relevant wheel. At higher speeds, the E-Diff’s speed and
sensitivity of response enables the system to take very fine control of the
car’s dynamic behaviour. It makes the car feel much more composed both in terms
of its straight-line stability and its cornering performance, providing the
driver with increased levels of confidence to explore and enjoy the car’s
capabilities to the fullest.
The chassis is an evolution of
the latest generation bonded aluminium structure first seen on the DB11, though
some 70% of the structure’s new components are new for Vantage. Balance,
strength, rigidity and weight efficiency were all priorities in the new Vantage
design, as was handling purity and consistency.
Thanks to the full integration
of engine, transmission, E-Diff, Dynamic Torque Vectoring, Dynamic Stability
Control, Adaptive Damping and the electric power steering systems, each mode
optimises every area of the car as one. With each step the Vantage gains in
agility and responsiveness, its character becomes progressively sharper, more
vocal and more exciting.
Source: Aston Martin
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