Official: 2018 Aston Martin Vantage To Pack Just Over 500hp From Biturbo V8

We’re just days away from the launch of the brand new Aston Martin Vantage and the latest promo video reveals the first solid specs of the new British sports car.

Featuring Red Bull F1 driver Max Verstappen, Aston Martin’s latest video shows a camouflaged prototype of the new Vantage being driven on track and the company’s Dynamics Chief Engineer Matt Becker spilling the beans on the engine’s output: over 500hp and 505lb-ft (685Nm) of torque from the AMG-sourced 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8.

In comparison, the same V8 engine produces 503hp and 513lb-ft (695Nm) of torque in the DB11. Becker continued saying that the dry weight of the new Vantage is 1,530kg (3,373lbs), making it slightly lighter than the outgoing model and close to 200kg lighter than the DB11 with the V12 engine.

The all-new Vantage also has a shorter by 100mm wheelbase than the DB11 in order to offer a more fun driving experience, with Verstappen praising its playful nature on the track.

Aston Martin will finally pull the wraps off the new Vantage on November 21, so watch this space.


  • Six_Tymes

    cant wait for the reveal

  • Mark S

    Let me see an Aston Martin Vantage or a Tesla Roadster……I would not be buying American here.

    • Honda NSX-R

      Apples to oranges. I think the Vantage will be sexier, and it might have some nicer materials in the interior.

  • fgclolz

    Can’t wait for this to grace magazine covers… perhaps alongside its older sibling.


    will be better than amg gt for sure

    • Honda NSX-R

      It’s got the Aston cool factor.

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  • Nordschleife

    I work from home the day it’s revealed so nothing face to face will stop me from reading and YouTubing every story on this that day.

    • Belthronding Tinuviel

      i could not expressed my excitement any better then you!

  • Belthronding Tinuviel

    i am really excited for this, but waiting for something different than DB10.Otherwise it would be a bit dated already.

  • Belthronding Tinuviel

    Wait,what’s that red button among seats?
    İs it launching driver seat to sky high like Bond movies? Well, it should better comes as standart feature then..

  • SteersUright

    You can already tell this will clearly be Aston’s best selling, most desirable model. It has all the supercar essentials down from stunning shape to great powerful engines (hopefully sound at least as good as last V8 Vantage) and seemingly dialed in dynamics, though that remains to be seen in all reality. Hopefully it comes in at the “budget” price the last Vantage rang in at and deprecates super fast so I can afford one! 🙂
    EDIT: the engine sound sucks. The previous glorious engine note of the n.a. V8 is dead. I wish they could find a way to improve it. It robs the car of so much character.