2017 Aston Martin Vantage Redesign — Powerful New Generation
The redesigned 2017 Aston Martin Vantage, built on a brand new platform and with a completely new engine, will be a part of the announced complete refresh of the Aston Martin’s lineup. The second-generation Vantage, made in cooperation with the Mercedes-Benz’s AMG division, is still secret, but the car entered the testing phase of the development. It’s expected to be released sometime in 2016 as a 2017 model. Since there’s no reliable information about the car’s performance, we have to rely on rumors and early reports which said that the 2017 Vantage is going to be drastically improved. Of course, nothing less was expected from the upcoming grand tourer, but it seems that the second generation will be something really special. According to some sources, the 2017 Aston Martin Vantage will be powered by a 5.5-liter V8 and by the all-new 4.0-liter V8. The later will be shared with the forthcoming Mercedes-AMG GT super coupe.
New Platform And Style
As we already mentioned, the 2017 Aston Martin Vantage will be built on the new platform. There are no details about the new architecture, but it’ll probably be equally good and lasting as the previous VH platform which was in use for 14 years. It will be made of aluminum and thus the coupe’s weight will be decreased. Of course, it wasn’t developed just for the Vantage; it’s scalable and it will be used for other models, too. The new platform will inevitably affect the car’s performance, but it will also influence the appearance of the 2017 Vantage. The rumors say that the new exterior will be more aggressive and sporty, a bit wider and muscular. However, the new generation won’t diverge from the traditional style and recognizable design language which makes the Vantage one of the most beautiful performance cars.
2017 Aston Martin Vantage Engine Options — V8 AMG Engines & Aston’s V12
The powertrain of the 2017 Aston Martin Vantage will be imbued by the aforementioned biturbo 4.0-liter V8 engine. The power output of this biturbo mill isn’t known at the moment. Since the same engine is installed under the hood of the upcoming Mercedes-AMG GT we can assume that the Vantage’s version will have similar power output. Under the hood of the Mercedes-AMG GT, there are two versions of the engine — a version which delivers 456 horsepower and a more powerful, capable of generating 503 horsepower. This mill is famous for its turbochargers which are located inside the V of the engine. The other engine is the twin-turbo 5.5-liter V8. This powerplant, intended for the 2017 Aston Martin Vantage S, will be able to deliver around 535 horsepower, but the true value of this engine will be its monstrous torque. Aside from those AMG engines, the new Vantage will be treated by yet another engine. Reportedly, the automaker is developing a powerful 6.0-liter V12 engine which will be used for the top models across the Aston Martin range.
Other Great Features
The deal that Aston Martin have made with Daimler will also bring some other AMG features, not just the engines. They are going to use their technology which won’t improve just the driver’s convenience or the car’s performance. Yes, the 2017 Aston Martin Vantage will get the latest technology regarding the connectivity, the navigation system and power steering, it will have perks such as voice control, but a very important aspect of this car is safety and it is expected to be great. Reportedly, the new Vantage will get advanced safety systems which will let the driver enjoy the entertaining ride in under the safe conditions. The 2017 Vantage will, along with the AMG engines, get a start-stop system which will improve the car’s fuel economy.
2017 Aston Martin Vantage Release
The 2017 Aston Martin Vantage will be a powerful and impressive machine whose style will probably be at the same level as its brilliant powertrain. At least, that’s how the manufacturer envisaged it, but there’s no doubt that the future of the brand will be glorious with cars like this. The next-generation Vantage will be released during 2016 as a 2017 model.
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