Aston Martin Vantage News

  • 2020 Aston Martin Vantage Roadster spy shots - Photo credit: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

    After impressing us with its latest Vantage coupe, Aston Martin is now almost ready to launch the convertible.

  • 1985 Aston Martin V8 Vantage spotted during filming of Bond 25
    Original Aston Martin V8 Vantage spotted on set of new James Bond movie

    James Bond looks set to drive an original Aston Martin V8 Vantage in the latest instalment of the spy franchise.

  • Aston Martin Vantage AMR
    Aston Martin brings back the manual in new Vantage AMR

    While its rivals shy away from manual transmissions, Aston Martin's CEO has vowed to always offer the three-pedal option in its lineup.

  • Aston Martin Vantage V12 Zagato by R-Reforged
    Aston Martin Vantage V12 Zagato resurrected for Zagato's 100th anniversary

    The Italian design house Zagato celebrates its 100th anniversary this year, and a Swiss company is planning quite the toast to its centennial. AF Racing and its newly announced R-Reforged brand will create 38 new Aston Martin Vantage V12 Zagato models based on the original, which debuted in concept...

  • Jay Leno and the 2019 Aston Martin Vantage
    2019 Aston Martin Vantage drops by Jay Leno's Garage

    The previous Vantage is the most popular model in Aston Martin’s history, so clearly there was some added pressure to get the design of the successor right. Fortunately Aston Martin appears to have pulled it off as the redesigned Vantage is a cracker of a sports car, as Jay Leno recently...

  • Aston Martin Vantage GT3 customer race car
    Aston Martin Vantage to race in DTM

    The German touring car series known as DTM has welcomed Aston Martin as the newest manufacturer to join. DTM organizers announced Thursday that Aston Martin will be represented by Team R-Motorsport which will field race cars based on the Vantage sports car perhaps as early as the 2019 season. The...

  • 2020 Aston Martin Vantage test mule spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

    If CEO Andy Palmer has his way, Aston Martin’s sports cars will always be available with a manual transmission—but right now none of its cars come with a third pedal. The good news is that Aston Martin looks to be in the process of rectifying the issue. Engineers are out testing a Vantage mule believed to be equipped with a manual transmission. The process is taking a little while as the Mercedes-AMG 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V-8 powering the latest Vantage was never originally designed for a manual. It means the task of developing and testing a manual for the mighty powerplant...

  • 2018 Aston Martin V12 Vantage V600
    Vantage V600 badge returns on bespoke V-12 model

    Update: Photos of the actual car have been posted to Instagram by Chris Harris. Scroll to the bottom of this post to see the Vantage V600 in the metal. The Aston Martin Vantage V600 is back, only this time it's packing a V-12 under the hood and limited to just 14 examples—seven coupes and...

  • Aston Martin Vantage GT3 customer race car
    Aston Martin Vantage GT3 and GT4 customer race cars revealed

    Aston Martin has sprung a surprise on those attending the 2018 24 Hours of Le Mans this weekend. On Thursday, the British performance and luxury brand revealed the 2019 Vantage GT4 and GT3 customer race cars. The GT3 will ultimately replace the highly successful V-12 Vantage GT3 racer, which most...

  • Teaser for 2019 Aston Martin Vantage GT3 race car
    Aston Martin Vantage GT3 and GT4 on the way

    Aston Martin on Friday confirmed two more race cars based on its newest Vantage sports car. They are new GT3 and GT4 variants that Aston Martin Racing will reveal this summer ahead of delivery to customer teams prior to the 2019 motorsport season. The news comes ahead of this weekend's debut of the...

  • 2019 Aston Martin Vantage first drive
    2019 Aston Martin Vantage first drive review: Tilting at windmills

    The giant blades on the lazy-looking wind turbines that dot southern Portugal produce the sound of a passing jet, only it never goes away. I know this because the irresistibly photogenic windmills got me out of the 2019 Aston Martin Vantage’s driver’s seat. Not much else would. The...

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    Aston Martin to bring a surprise (or two) to the 2018 Geneva Motor Show

    Aston Martin is prepping for a big 2018. The automaker is still smiling from turning a profit for the first time since 2010. Fresh new machines will help do that, and to share those machines with the world, Aston Martin will have an expanded presence at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show. "Geneva is a...

  • 2018 Aston Martin Vantage GTE race car

    Aston Martin has a new Vantage on its hands, and that means the Aston Martin Racing motorsport department gets a new platform on which to build its challenger for the GTE Pro class of the World Endurance Championship. Aston Martin revealed the new Vantage GTE alongside its road car cousin late last year. Both are powered by a 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V-8 but the race car benefits from numerous upgrades not only to the powertrain but to the chassis and aerodynamics as well. Just some of these upgrades include a 6-speed sequential, carbon fiber driveshaft, a multi-plate clutch, uprated...

  • 2019 Aston Martin Vantage, 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show
    2019 Aston Martin Vantage video preview

    Power, beauty, soul. Aston Martin owners have seen that phrase pop up in gauge clusters for years. The 2019 Vantage might be the best expression of that mantra. Let’s just get this out of the way—the 2019 Vantage is beautiful. The huge grille presents a menacing face. The side grilles...

  • 2019 Aston Martin Vantage, 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show
    2019 Aston Martin Vantage debuts with bold look, raucous V-8

    The current Vantage is the most popular model in Aston Martin’s history, so clearly there was some added pressure to get the design of the successor right. Fortunately Aston Martin appears to have pulled it off as the redesigned Vantage, which made its public debut this week at the 2017 Los...

  • The Aston Martin Vantage GTE development process
    Behind the scenes with the development of the Aston Martin Vantage GTE

    Aston Martin has been quite successful in the world of motorsport. The British automaker has been pushing its cars on the racetrack since the 1950s. In recent years, Aston Martin Racing has had strong results running in various GT endurance races around the globe, with a notable first-in-class...

  • 2019 Aston Martin Vantage
    2019 Aston Martin Vantage almost sold out for first production year

    The 2019 Aston Martin Vantage is days old, but that hasn't stopped customers from snapping up nearly all of the car's allocated production. Over the past few days, Aston Martin shopped its luxurious sports car to private customers and 80 percent of them have purchased, Bloomberg reported last week...

  • Aston Martin Vantage GTE race car
    Aston Martin Vantage GTE race car revealed on heels of 2019 Vantage road car

    Just hours after revealing the 2019 Vantage production car, Aston Martin took the wraps off the racing version, the Vantage GTE. The race car replaces the most successful Aston Martin racer of all time, the V8 Vantage GTE, and will be the brand's entry in the FIA World Endurance Championship...

  • Max Verstappen in the 2019 Aston Martin Vantage

    Aston Martin’s redesigned Vantage is set for a reveal on Tuesday, but thanks in part to Red Bull Racing Formula 1 driver Max Verstappen we already have a few of the specs. Aston Martin is one of Red Bull’s main sponsors, and the two are also linked by way of a technical partnership. For example, Red Bull is helping to develop Aston Martin’s Valkyrie hypercar. It appears the F1 folks are also helping to hone the Vantage. Verstappen recently took time out from his busy schedule to drive a Vantage prototype in order to provide feedback for the engineers. He tested a...

  • Teaser for 2019 Aston Martin Vantage debuting on November 21, 2017
    2019 Aston Martin Vantage teased, reveal set for November 21

    The second model in Aston Martin’s vaunted Second Century plan is almost upon us. The car is the redesigned Vantage which is due for a reveal on November 21, the British automaker confirmed on Thursday via a social media post depicting a hungry wolf’s eyes. Numerous prototypes for the...

  • 2019 Aston Martin Vantage spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2019 Aston Martin Vantage spy shots and video

    The second model in Aston Martin’s brand renaissance has been spotted again. We’re looking at prototypes for a redesigned Vantage that's set to be unveiled later this year, as a 2019 model. The prototypes spotted testing in Europe reveal a number of details for the upcoming sports car...

  • Teaser for 2018 Aston Martin Vantage
    Aston Martin provides early look at redesigned Vantage

    The second model in Aston Martin’s vaunted Second Century plan is almost upon us. The car is the redesigned Vantage which is due for a reveal later this year, though new teasers already give us a good indication of what's coming. While prototypes have been disguised to resemble the larger...

  • Aston Martin V8 Vantage GTE Soapbox Racer
    Aston Martin created the coolest soapbox racer: a mini Vantage GTE

    Motorsport encompasses so many different kinds of racing that, often times, some get lost in the shuffle. Soapbox racing is certainly one that gets overlooked, but Aston Martin has brought attention to the sport by putting together the Red Bull Racing Soapbox team. (Recall, Aston Martin and Red...

  • 2018 Aston Martin Vantage patent drawing - Image via Autoguide
    New Aston Martin Vantage revealed in patent drawings

    New patent drawings reveal what’s certain to be the design of the next-generation Aston Martin Vantage. The new sports car has been testing in prototype form for over a year, though Aston Martin has cleverly hidden the design beneath the makeshift body panels of the larger DB11. The patent...

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