Aston Martin Vantage revealed – is this fearsome new coupé the definitive British sports car?
Powered by a 4.0-litre, 503bhp twin-turbocharged V8, the Vantage is claimed to be capable of 195mph, with 0-62mph acceleration in 3.5sec.
The V8 drives the rear wheels via a rear-mounted eight-speed ZF transmission and is the first Aston Martin to be fitted with an electronic rear differential (E-Diff).
According to Aston Martin, the “pure, sculptural forms create an athletic, predatory stance, while the minimal front and rear overhangs, muscular flanks and broad haunches express the agility and dynamism inherent within the car”.
Its aerodynamic package includes a front splitter that directs airflow under the car, where a system of fences channels cooling air and ensures the rear diffuser is fed with clean airflow.
Together with the side…