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Aston Martin Vantage

(2018 - present)

The Aston Martin Vantage is a luxury two-seater sports car available as a coupé and (from summer 2020) a roadster. It is the entry-level model in the Aston Martin range, although any car with a six-figure price tag is hardly ‘entry-level’.

The Vantage has a twin-turbocharged V8 petrol engine supplied by Mercedes-AMG, and there is a higher-performance model called the Vantage AMR that is currently the only model available with a manual gearbox (although it will be available on regular models from mid-2020). All models are built in Gaydon, Warwickshire.

The Aston Martin Vantage has received unanimously positive reviews from the UK motoring media, although not to the same rapturous degree as the latest 992-generation Porsche 911. It is considered to be a huge step forward dynamically from the previous-generation Vantage, and performance is excellent. The styling has received mixed reviews, while the only real objective criticism has been that it’s not quite as good as the Porsche 911 in most areas.

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Key specifications

Body style: coupe / convertible
Engine: petrol V8
Price: From £123,500 on-road

Launched: Summer 2018
Last updated: Spring 2020
Replacement due: TBA

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The Aston Martin Vantage has not been crash tested by Euro NCAP. Based on its price and exclusivity, it’s unlikely to happen.

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The Aston Martin Vantage has not yet been lab tested by Green NCAP. Check back soon.


Trophies, prizes and awards that the Aston Martin Vantage has received


  • News UK Motoring Awards – Best Sports Car

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