Aston Martin Vantage gets facelift and a massive bump in power

Kenneth John Published: February 12, 2024, 11:28 AM IST

A mid-life facelift usually brings pretty minor revisions to the vehicle but that's not the case with the updated Aston Martin Vantage. The British brand has not only reworked the car's exterior but the interior too now gets a complete overhaul. However, the biggest update comes under the hood, as the Vantage now produces an additional 155PS and 115Nm of torque from its AMG-sourced engine.

2025 Aston Martin Vantage: Drivetrain

The engine in the new Vantage is a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 with the same layout, capacity, and AMG lineage as its predecessor. However, like the DB12, it has had various internal changes to improve performance, including new turbos, as well as considerably improved cooling. The engine now produces a total of 665PS and  800Nm of torque which is a 30 percent and 15 percent raise over the outgoing model, respectively.

The V8 is paired with the 8-speed ZF automatic gearbox, which transfers power to the rear wheels via an electromechanical limited-slip differential. The final-drive ratio for the transmission has also been reduced, which improves acceleration further. The new Aston can go from 0 to 100 kmph in 3.4 seconds and peak out at 325 kmph.

Aston also says the car's numerous traction-management modes, launch control system, and electronic power steering have all been tweaked to improve performance and driver involvement.  All of this technology comes to a halt with a braking system that includes front 400mm steel rotors with six-piston callipers and rear 360mm rotors with four-piston callipers. A set of carbon ceramics is optional.

2025 Aston Martin Vantage: Exterior and Interior updates

The departing Vantage was already a lovely machine from a visual perspective, so we're not surprised that cosmetic modifications are minimal. The front end will get a redesigned bumper and fenders to wrap around standard LED headlights, as well as a significantly wider radiator grille. The Vantage's arches will be filled by standard 22-inch forged alloy wheels with larger tyres, resulting in a one-inch increase in body width.

The inside has also seen a lot of remodelling. If you prefer performance over elegance, you may replace the leather seats with lightweight carbon-fibre options. The new car has received comparable modifications to the DB12, including a reworked centre console that lifts at a shallow angle to reveal a new touch-sensitive 10.25-inch infotainment screen. The 2025 Vantage is equipped with a new Bowers & Wilkins 390-watt, 11-speaker audio system as standard, with the option of a 1,170-watt surround-sound package with 15 speakers.

Production of the Vantage facelift is due to commence in Q1 of 2024, with first deliveries scheduled to begin during Q2 2024. Keeping in mind the DB12 was launched in India not long after its global debut, we expect this Vantage to come to India very soon as well. The Vantage is currently priced at Rs 2.95 crore (ex-showroom) in the country.

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