Tag Archives: Aston Martin Vantage News

Aston Martin testing manual-equipped Vantage?

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...

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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 seven Volante convertibles. The original Vantage V600 was a...

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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 recently took home wins in the Blancpain GT Series Endurance...

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Vantage V600 badge returns on bespoke V-12 model

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 seven Volante convertibles. The original Vantage V600 was a post-title upgrade offered to owners of the V8 Virage back in 1998. The car offered close to 600 horsepower thanks to a pair of superchargers, which at the...

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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 new Aston Martin Vantage GTE race car in the 6 Hours of...

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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 Vantage's avant garde styling is driven by aerodynamic...

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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 Vantage's avant garde styling is driven by aerodynamic...

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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 highlight of the industry calendar...It's always a proud...

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New Aston Martin Vantage race car ready to take on 2018/2019 WEC season

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...

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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 Angeles Auto Show, is shaping up to be an absolutely...

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