Turns Out The New Aston Martin Vantage Looks Good In Black Or White, Too [338 Pics]

In designing the new Vantage, Aston Martin eschewed the styling that has embraced with every model for the last decade or so. But to showcase the design, it’s only displayed the car in one of two colors: a dark shade of grey called Tungsten Silver, or a bright shade of yellow called Lime Essence.

Fortunately those aren’t the only colors in which it’ll be offered. Customers will be able to choose between no fewer than 30 different exterior paint options. Add to those nearly as many graphics packages and a smattering of other exterior trim options. The possibilities may not quite be endless. But they are rather extensive.

You Can Still Taste The Lime

Here we have just two of those cosmetic configurations. Released to coincide with the first press drives in Portugal, the new Vantage is pictured here in black and in white. And we dare say the new sports car looks even better in those shades than it does in the tungsten and lime in which we’ve seen it to date.

That retina-searing shade isn’t entirely gone, though. For better or worse, the neon hue still adorns the front splitters and rear diffusers on both cars pictured. And for our part, we’re not sure we’d go that route. But the manufacturer is clearly betting big on associating that color with this model. it’s even wrapped the racing version in the same.

What’s more is that the black car features more of that eye-catching shade inside. Not only in the contrasting top-stitching on the leather, but in large swaths of interior trim. The white car, though, is relatively more tastefully appointed inside, with blue stitching and carbon-fiber trim.

They just go to show, though, the extensive range of options that a high-end automaker like Aston Martin can offer on such low-production machinery. As well it should, considering the six figures it charges for each of these new vehicles.

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  • Infinite1

    I’m not one for lime green interior accents but I like it

  • SteersUright

    The front almost looks like the new Supra. In other words, its an utter mess and not a proper “Aston”, once the definition of beautiful automotive design. The interior, too, looks like it was designed by 8-year olds.

  • StrangerGP

    No it doesn’t.

  • Belthronding

    i would want db11’s front end & vantage’s rear end for upcoming rapide.

  • D3X

    When Jags look more “Aston” than Aston, then you know there’s something wrong. This looks like a Tesla + Supra all mixed up without the Aston class. They need a better designer.

    • WELL PUT.

    • Mark Hawthorne

      Agreed. It’s because the V8 Vantage and DB9 were signed off as concepts while Ian Callum (now head of Jaguar design) was still working at Aston Martin. Since then, each model has tried to be more dynamic and modern but has become less Aston Martin each time.


  • Nordschleife

    I am kinda surprised that no one uploaded or rendered a pic with slats in the grille since so many people take issue with it being unfinished in their opinion. I do not share their opinion but I did find a pic with slats. Does this look better in your opinion? https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/15b412acf4907a0e3db43f4b61c0e046e71be69be2b6d9255e4d52119a2336ed.jpg

    • Honda NSX-R

      That looks even better

    • Astonman

      sure does! Seen one and the mouth just looks unfinished. The interior is a let down. Looks plasticky cheap. Never thought I’d say this but that license plate in front filled the void and made it look better.

  • Puddingpopper

    Not really

  • CBV2020

    Am has long been a favorite of mine. I imagine a bolder BMW division maturing to produce vehicles in the league of AM and Porsche.

    Anyhow, I love theri products althought the interiors never quite do it for me. They always seems to miss the amount of contrast I admire to “thumbs up” the finished product. Long story short, I’d love the AM design language explored with an S class coupe scaled model. They’d do the S63, Continental, and incoming M8 coupe a good one.

  • David Lee

    Why people buy black sports cars is something I just can’t get behind. Part of the experience is looking at the sensual lines on the car and buying a black car hides all the lines. I mean at least go for grey if you’re a hater of colour.

  • Six Thousand Times

    The shape is magnificent but I’m still not sure about the grille.

  • Scenic
  • Vassilis

    Fiddling with the configurator you can spec a truly beautiful and classy Vantage. Extreme colour combinations and lime green parts don’t make the design any justice.

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