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First Look: 2025 Aston Martin Vantage

by | February 11, 2024

Aston Martin has redesigned and re-engineered the Vantage for 2025.

Aston Martin revealed its all-new 2025 Aston Martin Vantage sports car Sunday alongside its new Vantage GT3 race car, which will do battle the FIA World Endurance Championship, IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, and the Fanatec GT World Challenge among other racing series.

“Simultaneously revealing the new Vantage and Vantage GT3 race car underlines Aston Martin’s commitment to building the world’s finest sports car, and then proving its capabilities on-track,” said Marco Mattiacci, global chief brand and commercial officer of Aston Martin, in a statement.

“It also signals a closer relationship between our road and race programs, with Aston Martin Racing benefitting from the exceptional pool of talent, experience and knowledge forged in Formula 1 and found throughout Aston Martin Performance Technologies.”

The result is a state-of-the-art sports car, according to Aston Martin.


The 2025 Aston Martin’s redesign will go unnoticed by most.

The new Vantage GT3 race car is evolved from the recently retired Vantage GTE and GT3 cars that debuted in 2018.

The new race car shares its aluminum structure with the 2025 Aston Martin Vantage street car, and is powered by a heavily-reworked 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine mated to an 8-speed ZF automatic transmission.

It has 30% more horsepower and 15% more torque than the current Vantage V8 thanks to modified cam profiles, optimized compression ratios, larger turbos, and increa

sed cooling. It produces 656 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque, enough to run 0-60 mph in 3.4 seconds on its way to a top speed of 202 mph.


Aston Martin engineered its new Vantage with a 50/50 weight distribution and additional underbody stiffening that improves torsional rigidity.

Aiding and abetting this newfound power are active vehicle dynamics, Bilstein DTX

Aston Martin Vantage GT3 race car shares its architecture with the Vantage road car.

adaptive dampers, an electronic rear differential and AML-specific 21-in Michelin Pilot S 5 tires. Carbon ceramic brakes are optional, and save nearly 60 pounds in unsprung mass.

But the road car benefits from the GT3’s revisions as well.

“The old car would dive a lot under braking, so we had to try and control the pitch with the rear suspension set-up. But this meant it was stiff, which made it quite snappy and, also over-worked the tires,” said Gustavo Betelli, Aston Martin Racing’s head of Performance.

“Working heavily on damper tuning, we have found a much better balance with the new car so we can generate the downforce without compromising the suspension setup. The result is much-improved progression and greater stability in all conditions. It also works its tires much more evenly.”

Yeah, it looks hot as ever.

Aston Martin is also offering Launch Control for the first time. Integrated with the powertrain, transmission and Electronic Stability Program, it allows the car to unleash as much torque as possible.


It’s cloaked in a new wardrobe, one that’s 30mm wider and possessing a more muscular stance. Its reworked front end provides 29% more airflow, which should help engine cooling. It’s bookended by new Matrix LED headlamps with integrated daytime running lights.

Walk along its side and you’ll fund the iconic Aston Martin side strake and frameless side mirrors. Out back, a wider rear bumper incorporates side vents and larger diameter quad exhaust tailpipes. It’s finished in one of 21 colors. Or it can be finished through the automaker’s bespoke customization service, Q by Aston Martin.

Seats are covered in aromatic, hand-stitched Bridge of Weir leather.

“There’s an elegance of form and proportion that hints at the sophistication that underpins its raw power. This balance of instant visual impact and slow-burn charisma mirrors the driving experience and perfectly captures the essence of Vantage,” said Marek Reichman, Aston Martin chief creative officer.

As you might expect, there’s also an all-new interior, one that’s lined with hand-stitched Bridge of Weir leather. A new state-of-the-art 10.25-inch infotainment touchscreen replaces the ancient Mercedes-Benz MBUX unit, and is fitted with an optional 15-speaker, double amplified, 1,170-watt Bowers & Wilkins surround sound system or a standard 390-watt, 11-speaker audio system.


The instrument panel features an all-new infotainment system.

Deliveries of the 2025 Aston Martin Vantage are scheduled to begin in the second quarter of 2024. Pricing is expected to be announced closer to its on-sale date.

While the Vantage remains Aston Martin’s most-affordable sports car, it’s still fairly rare.

According to Automotive News data, Aston Martin sold 885 cars in 2023, down from 1,015 in 2022. Those numbers do not include its new DBX707 SUV, but do include other Aston Martin sports cars. It shows just how uncommon Aston Martins are. In fact, Ford builds more Mustangs in one week than Aston Martin builds sports cars in one year. It demonstrates how rare they truly are.


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