The Aston Martin was given a proper sign off for its 12-year service in the Aston Martin stable with the track-focused Vantage AMR. However, the company is not about to enjoy some downtime yet as the all-new Vantage is set to debut tomorrow, on 21 November 2017.
To celebrate its forthcoming, Aston Martin has enlisted the help of Red Bull Racing Formula One driver, Max Verstappen to take the new Vantage out for a session of “development driving” – more like a fun day out we reckon.
Helping Verstappen out is Aston Martin’s Dynamics Chief Engineer, Matt Becker who casually revealed some key performance figures of the upcoming Vantage. For starters, Becker revealed that the new Vantage will pack “just over” 500 hp and 685 Nm of torque. The new car also tips the scale at 1,530 kg (dry), making it 200 kg lighter than the DB11 V12.
Interestingly, the wheelbase of the new car has been shortened by some 100 mm as pointed out by Becker. This results in a more agile character as demonstrated by Verstappen in those glorious sliding action. The young driver also commented that the car is “really easy to control” and sang praises about its handling.
Full details of the all-new Aston Martin Vantage will be unveiled on 21 November 2017 so be sure to stay tuned to what the British carmaker has on offer! Locally, Aston Martin is represented by Wearnes who recently introduced the DB11.