Aston Martin, the iconic sportscar brand has launched the all-new 2018 Vantage in India. With prices starting from INR 2.95 crore ex-showroom, this coupe is now available for bookings and was recently unveiled in Mumbai.
Powering the new Aston Martin Vantage is a 4.0L, Mercedes-AMG sourced, Twin-Turbo, V8, Gasoline engine producing 510 HP of power and 685 Nm of torque matched to an 8-speed ZF automatic gearbox. This is a rear-wheel drive sportscar and can sprint from 0-100 kmph in 3.6 seconds with a top whack of 313 kmph.
With a weight of 1,530 kg, the new Vantage is light and comes with 70% bespoke components. It is built around a bonded aluminium underframe and one can opt for an electronic rear differential while placing an order for the car.
For India, Aston Martin is open for only 20 bookings of the new Vantage for 2018 and deliveries for these bookings will commence from early 2019. Inside the cabin though, the design might cause some polarizing opinions. We find the dashboard layout and design quite OK, and not great by sportscar standards.
Competition? The Mercedes-AMG GT, Porsche 911 Turbo and the likes…