New 2024 Aston Martin Vantage spied testing
The next step in Aston’s sports car renaissance is on its way. We’ve got eyes on the revamped Vantage
Aston Martin’s product offensive is just about to kick off with a new iteration of its DB GT car, but following close behind will be this equally important new Vantage, which has been spied testing on the roads around Germany’s Nürburgring. The new two-seater sports coupe will join the new 2+2 Aston Martin DB12 in 2024, featuring a whole swathe of new design, interior and mechanical elements.
The most obvious change on the new Vantage is its comprehensively redesigned front end, one that replaces the current model’s thin horizontal headlights for a more upright shape shared with the limited-run DBR22. The signature Aston Martin grille has been reduced marginally in size, and replaces the two grille options currently offered, with a thinner front splitter below.
As has been previewed on the new DB12, the Vantage’s large and technically complex front clamshell looks to have been replaced by a more conventional bonnet. As well as reducing the shutlines around the frontal area, this will also allow Aston to redesign the Vantage’s side strake which will most likely account for the majority of the changes along the body sides.
The entire rear section and rear bumper all look to be carried over on this prototype, although changes might still be in store when the production Vantage arrives. The wheels also look to be a new design, however these could again be specific to the prototype.
Major interior upgrades
Inside the cabin we’re expecting some far more substantial changes, with a move to Aston Martin’s new generation interior architecture and digital interfaces. Thanks to an even more integrated partnership with AMG, the new interior will probably share far more modern Mercedes-derived technology, augmented with Aston’s own graphics. We also expect a take-up of all Merc’s driver assistance technology, as well as convenience features such as higher-resolution 360-degree cameras and active LED headlights.
AMG will also supply the power unit, which is once again expected to be a twin-turbocharged 4-litre V8 matched up to an eight-speed automatic. We don’t believe that Aston will rekindle the short-lived seven-speed manual option. Power will go to the rear wheels via an electronically controlled limited-slip differential.
A roadster, and potential high performance derivatives of the new Aston Martin Vantage will be on their way in the coupe’s wake, but first this standard fixed roof model is expected to drop some time in late 2023 or 2024. Until then, Aston’s new DB12 is only days away from its official reveal, a car that will replace the DB11 and provide a glimpse into what to expect from Aston’s new Vantage as well as the new DBS that will follow.
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