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2024 Aston Martin Vantage: Price, specs and performance

12th February 2024
Ethan Jupp

Aston Martin’s line-up revamp continues at pace, with the DB12 and DB12 Volante now being followed with arguably Aston’s lynchpin sportscar: the new Vantage. True to the form of its musclebound ancestors, it’s coming out swinging, with a gargantuan hike in power to 665PS (489kW), a handsome new face and a much-needed interior overhaul.

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The original Vantage of the post-VH era was introduced in 2017 featuring a 510PS (375kW) version of the AMG-sourced 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine. It was a car criticised for its tricky dynamics, outdated-from-new interior and love-or-hate looks. This 2024 Vantage therefore is billed as a wholesale debug. Let’s get into it.

2024 Aston Martin Vantage design

We’ve been here before with the DB12 so yes, the new Vantage sports a very handsome fresh face – job done in terms of improving on the old one. That engorged mouth while striking should be less controversial than the ‘bottom-feeder’ bumper of the 2017 car, which incidentally, was hurriedly revised by Aston for the Roadster. It is functional, with the 38 per cent increase in size aimed squarely at improved cooling.

It has a familiar midriff and hindquarter, though. The rear lights tracing lipped boot are retained, though over and above the DB12, the Vantage gets a prominent quad exhaust system. New too are the optional Y-spike 21-inch wheels, also first seen on the DB12. Unlike the DB12, it seems the Vantage does have a good glob of extra width.

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2024 Aston Martin Vantage: Power, performance and specs

Remember when the Vantage was a sinewy little sportscar aimed squarely at the Porsche 911 Carrera S? Not in 2024. This thing with its 665PS (489kW) – a bump of 155PS (114kW) over the outgoing car, to be clear – could seemingly duff up a 911 Turbo. Torque is titanic too, at 800Nm (590lb ft), for a bump of 115Nm (84lb ft) over the outgoing car.

The extra muscle comes thanks to an Aston Martin-specific build and tune of the AMG-based engine, featuring modified cams, larger turbos and improved cooling. This is an engine Aston insists has its own visceral character and if our experience with the DBX707 and DB12 is anything to go buy, we believe them.

What is a consummate dollop of grunt is sent to the rear wheels via a revised version of the eight-speed ZF automatic transmission and a new electronic limited-slip differential. A shortened final drive and new launch control system will help as the car launches itself to 62mph in 3.4 seconds, as will the 325-section – more tyre than the DB12 – rear tyres which are of course, Aston’s bespoke Michelin AML 5S compound. Top speed is 202mph, the kind of speed that was once the preserve of Aston’s flagship GTs.

You can have as much or as little wheel slip via the eight-way Adjustable Traction Control, which will be working overtime with all that power. More trick gear bolted to the new Vantage to help it handle all the extra grunt includes new intelligent Bilstein DTX adaptive dampers, which boast an enormous improvement in bump and rebound bandwidth.

They’re bolted to a body-in-white that’s been stiffened all round, by 29 per cent at the rear in-corner. The front’s been stiffened nominally with a new cross brace and crossmember. All in all this should be a more dynamic Vantage that instills more confidence in the driver, even with its prodigious turn of pace. Slowing the Vantage down are carbon ceramic brakes as seen on the DB12.

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Inside the 2024 Aston Martin Vantage

Performance is something you don’t access all of the time. The interior, however. That is a permanent fixture in your driving experience, so it needs to be good. Aston’s been burned before on this, with the cabins of the outgoing generation of cars being a painful sticking point for critics and buyers alike.

It's a small wonder then that so much has gone into this new architecture. Familiar from the DB12, the Vantage gets a new steering wheel, digital driver’s display, infotainment and user interface, both physical and digital. Nothing is carried over and that’s more the better.

Starting with the infotainment, which in the older cars was a Mercedes system hailing as far back as the early 2010s. This new system is proprietary Aston Martin, accessed via an elegantly integrated 10.25-inch touchscreen. Wireless Apple CarPlay is of course a given, though there’s no mention of Android Auto. 

The centre console hems you in a bit more than the DB12 but is by and large laid out the same way, with high-quality physical controls present for the climate, media and various driving systems – praise be.

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2024 Aston Martin Vantage: price and availability

The new Vantage is basically in production now, with deliveries expected to start towards the second half of the year.

As for price? It is Aston’s junior model so should in theory undercut the DB12 by some way. Given that car starts around £185,000, we’re expecting the Vantage to come in at £145-£165,000. As is the way, a Roadster version of the new Vantage will be along in short order.

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