Aston Martin Unveils Faster Version Of The Vantage

Aston Martin has ripped the cover off of the new Vantage S, a more driver-focused version of the Vantage, which was influenced by the GT4 racing vehicle.

The new Aston Vantage S uses the 4.7-liter V8 that we’ve all become accustomed too, but this time it has 430 horsepower, up from the 420 rating in the normal coupe. Torque has also been upgraded from 346 pound-feet to 361 pound-feet of earth moving power.

Yet, power isn’t everything and there’s no company that knows that better than Aston Martin. The new Vantage S was given a faster steering ratio, larger diameter front brake disc with new six-piston front calipers, revised springs and dampers, wider rear tires, a new stability control program and Hill Start Assist.

The Vantage S will have its V8 connected to a new seven-speed Sportshift II automated manual transmission. This unit is a single-clutch gearbox that will shift 20 percent faster than the old version.

Aston Martin have rated the fuel economy at 14 miles per gallon city and 21 on the highway.

“The Vantage S epitomises every attribute of the V8 Vantage and pushes the driver experience beyond what we have offered before,” says Dr. Ulrich Bez, CEO of Aston Martin, “It combines dynamic exhilaration with all the charming finesse, beauty and practicality already associated with the Vantage range.”

To give drivers and people walking on the street something to write home about, Aston will use an exhaust bypass valve for the Vantage S. These create a very distinct sound for a high vocal note.

Aston Martin is taking orders for the Vantage S in coupe and convertible form, but no pricing has been released. Chances are the people that can afford these machines don’t need to know the price anyway.

More information about Vantage S should come within the next few weeks.

Image Source [Aston Martin]

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