The 2025 iteration of the Aston Martin Vantage has undergone extensive revisions, not only in its appearance but also in its performance capabilities, marking a significant leap forward for the iconic model.
Aston Martin heralds this latest version as "the most driver-centric and quickest Vantage in the esteemed lineage spanning 74 years," and a thorough examination of its specifications confirms this assertion. Powering the 2025 Vantage is an extensively enhanced 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine, now generating an impressive 656 horsepower and 800 Newton-meters of torque, representing substantial increases of 153 hp and 115 Nm respectively compared to its predecessor.
The engineering team achieved this remarkable power boost through various enhancements, including modifications to the V8's cam profiles, optimizations in compression ratios, installation of larger turbochargers, and improved cooling mechanisms. The engine is mated to a familiar 8-speed ZF automatic transmission, delivering power to the rear wheels and propelling the car from 0 to 96 km/h in just 3.4 seconds, with a top speed reaching 325 km/h. Enhancing the acceleration capabilities are the newly introduced launch control system and an adjustable traction control system.
Beyond the powertrain upgrades, numerous performance enhancements have been implemented. Structural reinforcements have been made to the front body cross member and rear suspension towers, while intelligent adaptive dampers provide a sporty yet controlled driving experience. The 2025 Vantage comes standard with 21-inch forged wheels wrapped in bespoke Michelin Pilot Sport 5 S tires, with cast-iron brake discs as standard and carbon ceramic brakes available as an optional upgrade, offering not only improved performance but also a reduction in unsprung weight by 27 kg.
Advanced electronic systems further augment the driving experience, including an advanced vehicle dynamics control system and an electronic rear differential working alongside an updated ESP system.
Visually, the 2025 model boasts noticeable changes, particularly at the front, with a larger grille and Matrix LED headlights reminiscent of the DB12. The rear bumper is wider, accommodating larger tailpipes, and customers can choose from standard paint options or one of three available liveries.
Inside, the 2025 Vantage mirrors the advancements seen in the DB12, featuring a redesigned dashboard housing a new 10.25-inch infotainment system complemented by physical buttons and switches. A standard 11-speaker, 390-watt audio system is included, while an optional 15-speaker, 1,170-watt Bowers & Wilkins system is available.
Production of the 2025 Vantage is set to commence this quarter, with the first deliveries expected in Q2, signaling the dawn of a new era for Aston Martin's iconic sports car.