You Can Now Configure Your Own 2018 Aston Martin Vantage
Aston Martin launched its all-new, 503 horsepower AMG V8-powered Vantage yesterday.
Already the automaker has launched its configurator for its answer to the Porsche 911 and other mainstream sports cars. The configurator is comprehensive, allowing the user to select everything from the exterior color and trim finishes to the wheels, brake calipers, interior materials and much, much more. We’re most surprised at all the fun combinations that can be ordered up, with zany, bright exterior colors on offer along with some interesting leather hide colors as well. Aston Martin’s leaving its distinguished, grown-up image behind to chase younger money, it seems.
The new Vantage is powered by an AMG-sourced 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 making 503 horsepower and 505 lb-ft of torque. Power is sent to the rear wheels through an eight-speed automatic transmission, though a seven-speed manual should eventually become available. The automaker claims it will accelerate from 0-60 mph in just 3.6 seconds and reach a top speed of 195 mph. It also has a relatively low kerb weight of 3,373 lbs and a 50:50 weight distribution.
Follow this link to configure your very own 2018 Aston Martin Vantage. If you have the means, you can even save the configuration and take it down to your local Aston Martin dealer and make your virtual creation a reality.
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Sam McEachern holds a diploma in journalism from St. Clair College in Windsor, Ontario, and has been covering the automotive industry for over 5 years. He conducts reviews and writes AutoGuide's news content. He's a die-hard motorsports fan with a passion for performance cars of all sorts.
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