It may not be the £2.5 million Valkyrie or the DB11, but Aston Martin can be justly proud of its new model Vantage. Often wrongly dismissed as the entry-level Aston, this gorgeous new iteration has increased power supplied by a Mercedes-Benz 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 offering a maximum speed of 195mph. Acceleration? We think you’ll agree that 0-60mph in 3.5 seconds is far from entry level. Thankfully Dynamic Stability Control and Dynamic Torque Vectoring are brought into play to stop you getting into trouble if the excitement gets the better of you behind the wheel. This new Vantage also boasts an electronic rear differential that can go from fully open to completely locked in just milliseconds. Aerodynamics are provided by a front splitter and rear diffuser directing airflow under the car, while inside, lucky drivers get more space and headroom. The chassis has been developed on the bonded aluminium structure seen on the superb DB11, and the icing on the cake appears in the form of special Pirelli P Zero tyres have been developed specifically for the car. Like it? You can buy now, but will have to wait until the second quarter of 2018 till you can get your hands on your order.
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