Aston Martin’s Vantage has been around for 74 years, and the latest version, introduced in 2018, is getting a big update. They’ve made changes to the engine, transmission, and chassis to make it better.
The V8 engine, borrowed from Mercedes, now produces a whopping 656 horsepower, which is 153 more than before. They did this by tweaking the camshafts, using bigger turbos, and adjusting other things in the engine. They also added more cooling to handle all the extra heat.
The car still uses an 8-speed automatic transmission that sends power to the rear wheels. They made the gears shorter, so the car accelerates faster, but it can still go as fast as before, reaching a top speed of 202 mph.
Aston Martin also improved the structure of the car by strengthening the chassis and making the suspension stiffer. This makes the car handle better, especially on bumpy roads. They also upgraded the software that controls the car’s traction and steering to make it more fun to drive.
And to help it stop better, they installed bigger brakes. The new Vantage looks wider and sleeker than before, with changes to its body panels. Overall, it’s still a cool two-door GT car with lots of power and style.