25th Sep 2018 5:55 pm
Entry-level sportscar is powered by an AMG-sourced 510hp V8; 20 units allocated to India for the year.
Aston Martin has launched the all-new Vantage in India with a price tag of Rs 2.95 crore (ex-showroom, Mumbai). The event was held at Infiniti cars outlet in Mumbai.
Based on Aston Martin’s next generation platform, 70 per cent of the Vantage’s components are bespoke. Built on a bespoke ‘Bonded Aluminium’ underframe, the new Vantage weighs just 1,530 kg. The Vantage also is the first Aston Martin to be fitted with an electronic rear differential.
The Vantage is powered by a Mercedes- AMG-sourced 4.0-litre, twin-turbo V8 engine which puts out 510hp and 685Nm of torque. All that power is sent to the rear wheels via an eight-speed ZF automatic gearbox. The car does 0-100kph in a claimed 3.6 seconds, with a top speed of 313kph.
With 20 units allocated to India for the year and deliveries set to commence at the start of 2019, the new Aston Martin Vantage will take on the likes of the Mercedes-AMG GT and the Porsche 911 in our market.