Aston Martin has launched the all-new Vantage sports car in India with a starting price of Rs 2.95 crore (ex-showroom, Mumbai). The Vantage is based on new architecture shared with the DB11, although the British automaker claims that around 70% of its components are unique to the Vantage. Unveiled back in November 2017, deliveries began in June of this year in international markets. 20 units have been allocated for India, with deliveries set to commence in January 2019. The entry-level sports car directly competes with the likes of Mercedes-AMG GT and Porsche 911.
The Aston Martin Vantage is powered 4.0-litre, twin-turbo V8 engine sourced from Mercedes, which puts out 510hp and 685Nm of torque. The two-seater sports car is equipped with a rear-mounted eight-speed ZF automatic gearbox that channels the power to the rear wheels. Using a bespoke ‘Bonded Aluminium’ underframe, the new Vantage weighs just 1,530 kg, which gives it a very good power-to-weight ration. Aston claims that the Vantage can do the 0-100kmph sprint in just 3.6 seconds and hit a top speed of 313kmph. It’s also the first Aston Martin to be fitted with an electronic rear differential.