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Video Review | 2024 Aston Martin Vantage | Does it drive as good as it looks?

We've driven the brand new Aston Martin Vantage, which is improved in every way... including MUCH more power

Mark Nichol

Words by: Mark Nichol

Published on 13 May 2024 | 0 min read

The new Aston Martin Vantage is a proper outlier. Not just because it’s a rare, two-seat, £165,000 supercar made in Britain. Mainly, it’s because in a world that’s going increasingly electric by mandate, there’s not a hint of that in this thing. No electric-only model, no hybrid system, just a whopping great 4.0-litre twin-turbo Mercedes-AMG engine up front, driving the rear wheels.
It's an engine with 665 horsepower and 800Nm, which sees the car hit 62mph in 3.5 seconds and blast past 200mph. That alone would be enough to make the Vantage pretty special, but… as you’ve probably guessed already… there’s so much more to it than that. Aston says it’s “sharper, more visceral and has a more vocal character” than the previous Vantage. In other words, it’s built to be amazing to drive. They’ve fundamentally stiffened the aluminium body to improve precision and feel through the corners. The dampers are new and significantly more responsive, for the same reason. And they’ve even changed the speed-sensitive steering column for more sharpness and directness. Then there’s the digital handling systems...all of them. This thing has more sophisticated electronics than Bill Gates’ mancave. Watch our video above to learn more about all that, and about what else makes the latest Vantage so special. And if you’re not already a subscriber to our YouTube channel, hit that button. You won’t regret it.