wThe Aston Martin officially introduced the second-generation Vantage coupe. The new model received a completely redesigned appearance and a turbo engine from AMG. European premiere of the sport car will be held at the Geneva Motor Show 2018. In terms of design, the new Vantage of 2018 turned out to be similar to James Bourne’s car – Aston Martin DB10. The latter was built specifically for the shooting in the film “Spectrum”, and the representatives of the brand promised that such a car would remain an exclusive. Nevertheless, the serial Aston Martin Vantage 2019 received similar bodywork, a shifted radiator grille, similar contours of narrow headlamps and a diffuser. Is that the design of the stern here performed differently – and I must say, the strip of lanterns for the entire width with a fashionable bend looks great. Aston Martin Vantage in the new body is built on the basis of the shortened platform DB11 with a spatial aluminum frame. Compared with the model of the first generation, the overall length of the coupe increased to 4,465 mm (+ 83), and the wheelbase – up to 2 704 mm (+ 103). Also the car became much wider – 1,942 mm against 1,867 from the predecessor, plus a full trunk for 350 liters appeared.
In front of the two-door two-link suspension is used, and behind is a multi-lever. Sportcar received a carbon-fiber propeller shaft and a gearbox located at the rear axle. At the same time to reduce the cost of construction, all exterior body panels of the new Vantage II are made of steel, and not of aluminum. The dry weight of the machine (without technical liquids) is 1,530 kg, which means that with a full fuel tank (73 liters), the curb weight exceeds 1,600 kg. However, the British managed to achieve an ideal weighting on the axes (50:50), which means that the handling of the novelty promises to be at least as good. As for the power unit, the rear-wheel drive Aston Martin Vantage 2018-2019 is powered by a 4.0-liter V8 engine with two turbos from Mercedes-AMG. It is combined with a non-alternative 8-band ZF with push-button control and produces 510 hp. and 685 Nm of torque. To accelerate from one place to a hundred, the car takes 3.6 seconds, and the maximum speed is declared at 314 km / h. In the future, a modification with a manual gearbox is not ruled out. The new Vantage 2nd generation became the first British car brand to receive an electronically controlled differential. The computer constantly analyzes the traffic conditions and is able to change the degree of blocking in the range from 0 to 100%. Plus, the model was equipped with adaptive shock absorbers with three modes of operation: Sport, Sport Plus and Track. By default, the wheels of the coupe are equipped with conventional cast iron brakes with six-piston calipers in front and four-piston calipers at the rear. In the list of basic equipment Aston Martin Vantage 2018 two-zone climate control, multimedia with 8.0-inch display, parktronics in the front and rear, LED lights and electric seats. For a surcharge, you can order a car parker and a round-robin camera.