The Vantage has undergone a significant update for 2024, featuring increased power and performance, the latest chassis technology, and a redesigned interior and exterior.
Phase two of Aston Martin’s new product strategy has commenced. Following the launch of the new DB12 in summer 2023, it’s now the turn of the Vantage to benefit from Lawrence Stroll’s reinvention of the marque. Similar to its DB11 replacement, the new Vantage showcases a fresh exterior and interior, comprehensive chassis enhancements, and a formidable power output that rivals thoroughbred supercars.
Revealed alongside its race-bred GT3 sibling, the Aston Martin’s latest Porsche 911-rival incorporates performance and design elements from the marque’s new DB12 super GT. Under its bonnet is the same AMG-derived 4-litre twin-turbocharged V8 as before, now reworked to match the DB12 with modified cam profiles, tweaked compression ratios, larger turbos, and improved cooling for an output of 485kW and 800Nm of torque, surpassing the Porsche 911 Turbo S and Lamborghini Huracán Tecnica. Power is transmitted through the same eight-speed ZF automatic transmission to a set of 21-inch wheels fitted with bespoke Michelin tires.
Despite a significant increase in output over its predecessor, the new Vantage accelerates from 0 to 100km/h in just 3.5 seconds – with a top speed of 325km/h, 11km/h higher than the previous model. The slight improvement in acceleration is attributed to preserving the gearbox while managing the increased power and torque. Aston Martin has developed a new nine-stage traction and stability control system to manage the enhanced performance, allowing for finer control over system intervention.
While the Vantage maintains its trademark front-engined, rear-drive formula, significant changes have occurred under its skin. Built using Aston Martin’s latest bonded aluminum construction method, everything from the A-pillar forward is entirely new, enhancing steering feel, rigidity, and overall dynamics.
Suspension is independent double wishbone at the front and multi-link at the rear, featuring Bilstein DTX adaptive dampers for finer control over ride and dynamic behavior between drive modes.
The new Vantage abandons the minimalist design approach of its predecessor for a more aggressive, purposeful aesthetic, resembling the DB12. The design includes taller, vertical LED headlight units, a 38% larger full-width front grille, additional intakes, and more dramatic surfacing throughout.
Standard features include 21-inch wheels with Vantage-specific Michelin Pilot Sport S 5 tires, 400mm front and 360mm rear steel brakes, and an optional carbon ceramic setup. The new Vantage offers an immersive interior with modern infotainment, a three-spoke steering wheel, and optional luxury features like hand-stitched Bridge of Weir leather and a 15-speaker, 1170w Bowers and Wilkins sound system. For a more personalized touch, customers can order the new Vantage through Q by Aston Martin.
The 2024 Aston Martin Vantage will enter production shortly, with first examples set to hit the road in Q2 of this year.