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Aston Martin’s Vantage has always been the British marque’s most athletic and driver-focused production road car. Now Aston is throwing high tests into the Vantage flames with the introduction of a completely facelifted version for 2025; a car that was developed with the intention of raising the bar even higher in the model’s driving dynamics.
Highlights include new bodywork inspired by Aston Martin’s One-77 supercar, a revised interior and a heavily reworked 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8 that puts out 656 horsepower, representing a 30 percent increase over with the previous V-8 version. This latest edition of the Vantage is able to sprint from zero to 60 mph in 3.4 seconds, instead of the predecessor’s 3.6 seconds, and has a top speed of 202 mph, while the first reached 190 mph.
To sharpen the Vantage’s handling, the 2025 model sees the car’s stiffened I-beam chassis further stiffened with aluminum, the addition of a new electronic rear differential, as well as new Bilstein DTX and Michelin Pilot adaptive shocks. 21 inch stickier sport. S 5 rubber.
“The Vantage will make headlines for its huge increases in power and torque over the outgoing model. But it’s the lively way in which it puts out such a big performance that will appeal to enthusiasts and purists alike,” claimed Roberto Fedeli, Aston Martin’s chief technical officer, in the official announcement.
As expected, one casualty of this refreshed Vantage is the twin-turbo 5.2-liter V-12. While the upgraded V-8 mill doesn’t pack as much of a punch as the first — 656 hp compared to 690 hp — there is an increase in torque, from 542 ft lbs to 590 ft lbs. That said, it’s still a sad day for fans of the V-12 variant.
This new V-8 continues to be hand-built by Mercedes-AMG in Germany, though Aston Martin engineers have unlocked more power with bigger turbos, modified camshaft profiles and improved cooling. As before, the engine is mated to an eight-speed ZF automatic transmission with paddle shifters, although a shortened final drive ratio, plus a new launch control feature, help get the car off the line with more gusto.
There’s also a new adjustable traction control system that offers eight levels of assistance both inside and outside. Along with this, steering, front-end grip and braking are all improved.
In terms of styling, Aston Martin’s chief creative officer, Marek Reichman, has given the 2025 Vantage a bolder and more cohesive aesthetic. We’ve never been fans of the low-slung, low-grille look of the latest V-8, though that changed dramatically with the introduction of the limited-edition V-12 Vantage. Evolved from the latter, the Aston-branded grille is now widened by 38 percent to allow more cooling air into the engine bay.
Reichman says he took inspiration from his One-77 (produced from 2009 to 2012), particularly the enlarged cooling intakes on each side of the grille. And the bigger, bolder LED headlights feature Aston’s new light signature. “To capture the new car’s huge lift in power and performance, we’ve accentuated its physique, enhancing its musculature and sharpening its sculptural form,” he says in the automaker’s announcement.
Other design changes include a wider rear bumper that includes new side vents, plus even larger-diameter quad tailpipes to undoubtedly enhance the look of the model below. The 21-inch forged alloy wheels, however, are carried over from the V-12 Vantage.
Inside, the entire cabin has seen a major makeover, adopting many of the changes introduced with the new DB12. This includes the redesigned steering wheel, the crystal clear digital display in front of the driver, the 10.25-inch center console touchscreen and the chunky electronic shifter.
This addresses one of the main criticisms with the last-generation V-8 and V-12 Vantage models; which are their tough switchgear structures, Mercedes parts bin controls, and additional center screen. And if the soundtrack from the more powerful V-8 isn’t enough music, this 2025 Vantage comes with a new 390-watt, 11-speaker Bowers & Wilkins audio system as standard, with the option of a 1,170-watt surround sound setup with 15 speakers.
Deliveries of the first 2025 Vantage examples are scheduled to begin this spring, although pricing has not been announced. But for reference, the last generation Vantage coupe started at just under $150,000. No word yet on when the new roadster variant will arrive, though this time next year seems a safe bet.
To coincide with the unveiling of the new road car, the marque also debuted its racing entry Vantage GT3, due to compete in this year’s IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, Fanatec GT Challenge and FIA World Endurance Championship, meaning it will to be at the start. grid at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in June.
Evolved from the highly successful Vantage GTE, which scored no fewer than 52 class wins and 11 world titles since 2012, this GT3 is expected to be fielded by around 30 global racing teams by the end of this season.
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