2018 Aston Martin Vantage V8 Rendering
Available as a two-seat sports coupe, the lineup of Vantage finally gets the new updates after the discontinuation rumors. Undergoing the first refreshment in 2005, the upcoming Vantage will come up to carry some improvements on the engine configuration and also renewals on the design appearance. Moreover, the high-tech additional components on the entertainment and navigation systems should be installed to offer the easiness for the passengers. Apart from any limited information, the spy photos on the car speed testing at the Nurburgring track might be sufficient for the early exposure on the future outlook of 2018 Aston Martin Vantage.
At a quick view, the intact prototype of Vantage might look similar to the DB11 concept. However, seen in the closer angle, the Aston Martin coupe is constructed under the shorter wheelbase supposing the two-seat arrangement than the DB11 four seats. To help reducing the auto mass, the automaker may advance the aluminum platform but with longer and wider measurement than the former model. Above all the dissimilarities, the new Vantage is also reported to share the same styling cues with the DB11.
The detailed pictures on the 2018 Aston Martin Vantage interior remain somewhat restricted. Speaking about the possible upgrades, the new Vantage cabin will be supplemented with several additional technologies including the 12-inch TFT display with rotary control and other digital instruments just around the dash panel. To accommodate the driver’s info, the new satellite navigation, audio system, 360-degree camera and auto parking assist will be installed as well. The car seats could be covered with the premium leather upholstery to offer the convenience for the passengers. Aluminum trims, Alcantara leather may be opted as the standard materials to wrap the door panels, center console and surroundings cabin.
Some engine units are included within the power sources for the new Vantage. An engine setup of a 4.0 liter V8 similar to the Mercedes-AMG GT could be selected as one option. Another new configuration of a 5.2 liter V12 twin-turbo from the DB11 is also likely to be enhanced. Along with the V8 version, the 2018 Aston Martin Vantage could deliver the output of 500 horsepower and around 600 horsepower for the V12 unit. As for the transmission, the engineer will select the gearbox of a 6-speed manual as standards and an 8-speed automatic as other option.
The premiere of 2018 Aston Martin Vantage might take place in the second half of 2017. While waiting for the official price info, the beginning price of the basic V8 Vantage starts around $120,000, while the V12 model might be worth valued at about $200,000, based on estimations.