Aston Martin is a name that incites feelings of power, luxury and success and adorns what many believe is Britain’s true muscle car. The Vantage name was originally applied to special variants of Aston’s existing models, however since its inception as a complete separate model in 2005, it has been considered the backbone of Aston’s model range.
The current Vantage comes in coupe and roadster variants as well as offering both V8 and V12 engines. Initially in 2005, the Vantage was offered with a 4.3L V8 engine which produced 380hp and was plenty powerful enough – capable of accelerating the Vantage to 100km/h in under 5 seconds due to the lightweight aluminium construction. Models produced from 2008 onwards feature the current 4.7L V8 which is even more powerful. The Vantage series also gained a 5.9L V12 model after the demise of the Vanquish and DB9 models.
Like many car makers that originated before or shortly after war times, Aston Martin has a history engulfed in racing – developing race cars since the 1950s. In 2004, Aston Martin Racing was established as a factory backed racing team in partnership with Prodrive. This team currently exists to compete in Grand Tourer (GT) class racing, in which the Vantage features heavily.
The Aston Martin Vantage platform has been seen in a plethora of racing series, including GT2, GT3 and GT4, with cars that are closely specced with their road going counterparts (GT4) to cars that are highly modified race only versions (GT2). One notable appearance of the Vantage was with the “N24” model, which is a publicly available “Cup” racing version of the V8 Vantage, that appeared in the 2006 Nurburgring 24hr endurance race. The N24 competed in the race, with Aston Martin CEO at the time, Dr. Ulrich Bez, as one of the drivers. The car finished 4th in class. The most eyebrow raising aspect however, was indeed when the competing car was driven home on public roads after the race, as it is completely road registerable in Europe – a nod to the engineered reliability of the Aston Martin range.
When driving a Vantage, you can be assured that you are driving a car that is respected for both its racing DNA and its iconic British heritage. The brutal sound of a thumping V8 and the sheer mechanical ability of an Aston Martin is second to none – you are guaranteed a thrilling drive!
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Aston Martin Vantage V8, Sydney – Self-drive hire
Price Guidance: Group G.
Pricing starts at $1,200 for single day midweek hire. Aston Martin Vantage offered by Australian Prestige Vehicles. 2005 – current model, silver, manual.
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