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Aston Martin Vantage

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Aston Martin Vantage

(2018 - present)

    Summary


    The Aston Martin Vantage is a luxury two-seater sports car available as both a coupé and a roadster. It is the entry-level sports car 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. As of June 2022, it has an Expert Rating of 76%, based on 37 UK reviews.

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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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    Safety rating


    No safety rating

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

    Eco rating


    No eco rating

    The Aston Martin Vantage has not been lab tested by Green NCAP. This is a new initiative, launched in 2018 as a sister organisation to Euro NCAP.

    As yet, very few new cars have been tested for environmental impact by Green NCAP, and inevitably the testing programme was halted in early 2020 by the coronavirus pandemic.

    Reliability rating

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    As of June 2022, we don’t have enough reliability data on the Aston Martin Vantage to generate a reliability rating.

    The Car Expert’s reliability information is provided exclusive from extended warranty data from our partner, MotorEasy. As soon as MotorEasy has sufficient data on the Vantage, we’ll publish the score here.

    Awards


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

    2018

    • News UK Motoring Awards – Best Sports Car

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    Aston Martin VantageThe Aston Martin Vantage has received positive media reviews and much praise, although not quite to the same rapturous degree as the latest Porsche 911.