2017 Aston Martin Vantage GTS is a US Special

Stephen Elmer
by Stephen Elmer

Aston Martin is showing some love to the Vantage in the U.S. before the car is replaced next year.

The brand has introduced the Vantage GTS, combining the current GT and S models into one big trim level, though it is offered as a fixed roof or a droptop and in ‘sport’ or ‘lux’ versions.

The only engine on offer is still a 4.7-liter V8, mated to either a six-speed manual or seven-speed automated manual transmission.

Opting for the sport version of the car comes with a sport tuned suspension along with carbon fiber accents, black accents on the exterior and plenty of alcantara and leather on the interior.

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Those who choose the lux version of car will miss out on the sport suspension but will get some nicer looks thanks to gloss black exterior accents, a bright metal grille and an interior filled with satin chrome switchgear and piano black accents. A Bang & Olufsen upgraded audio system is also included.

All versions of the car now also come with Aston’s updated AMi III infotainment system.

When the new Vantage shows up, it will be powered by a twin-turbo AMG V8, which means this may be your last chance to get an Aston with a naturally aspirated V8.

Pricing for the 2017 Vantage was not announced, but expect it to start around $130,000.

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Stephen Elmer
Stephen Elmer

Stephen covers all of the day-to-day events of the industry as the News Editor at AutoGuide, along with being the AG truck expert. His truck knowledge comes from working long days on the woodlot with pickups and driving straight trucks professionally. When not at his desk, Steve can be found playing his bass or riding his snowmobile or Sea-Doo. Find Stephen on <A title="@Selmer07 on Twitter" href="http://www.twitter.com/selmer07">Twitter</A> and <A title="Stephen on Google+" href="http://plus.google.com/117833131531784822251?rel=author">Google+</A>

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