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2023 Aston Martin, All you want to know & watch about a Great Car

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2023 Aston Martin, All you want to know & watch about a Great Car

2023 Aston Martin, All you want to know & watch about a Great Car

 

Aston Martin Sports Cars Undergoing Big Changes for 2023

Aston Martin divulged that the Vantage, DB11, and DBS will be overhauled with new styling, mechanical tweaks, and a modern infotainment system.

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  • Aston Martin’s front-engined sports cars, the Vantage, DB11, and DBS, are all set for major revisions for 2023. That’s according to chairman Lawrence Stroll, as first reported by Autocar.
  • One of the most important changes is a new infotainment system, which trades the clunky trackpad for a fresh touchscreen interface.
  • The alterations will be so drastic that they will be, in Stroll’s words, effectively “all-new cars,” but the DBS will retain its 5.2-liter V-12.

Aston Martin revealed its all-new AMR22 race car for the upcoming Formula 1 season yesterday. It sported a new livery with lime green accents that echoes the paint job on the Valkyrie Pro. But along with showing off Aston Martin’s latest F1 challenger, chairman Lawrence Stroll also dropped some details about major updates to the brand’s front-engine sports cars, as reported by the U.K. publication Autocar.

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Stroll reportedly said that the changes to the Vantage, DB11, and DBS for the 2023 model year would be so extensive that they would be like “all-new cars.” Significantly, Aston Martin will ditch the Mercedes-Benz–based trackpad infotainment system for more modern touchscreens.

A previous agreement had laden Aston Martins with a version of the Mercedes COMAND infotainment system that was originally launched in 1998 and was last overhauled in 2016, although Mercedes itself switched to the new MBUX system in 2018.

“How can you have an Aston Martin that sells for £150,000 [about $204,000] with three-year-old technology?” Stroll said. “It is a silly thing the previous management agreed to.” It appears the updated Aston Martin infotainment will be based on the newer MBUX system, with Stroll emphasizing that Aston Martin will distinguish its interface from the Mercedes platform with “our own faces, our own voices—a proper English accent.”

The updates to the front-engine sports cars will also include revisions to the suspension, engines, and gearboxes. Stroll confirmed that the DBS will retain its 5.2-liter V-12. The 4.0-liter V-8 found in the Vantage and DB11 will likely receive the latest tech from AMG. The current Vantage and DB11 can make up to 528 horsepower, but the a newer version of the same engine found in the recently-revealed Mercedes-AMG SL63 is rated at 577 ponies.

Some design changes are also expected, with Stroll quoted as saying “there’s no similarity at all to the current cars” except for “some carryover” on the rear end. The updated sports cars should be revealed towards the end of the year, and the move is part of a push to sell 4000 front-engined sports cars per year.

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2023 Aston Martin Vantage Starting at $146,986

8/10C/D RATING
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  • HIGHS: Achingly beautiful, joyful driving character, muscular V-8 or massively powerful V-12.
  • LOWS: Not luxurious enough for the money, manual transmission only offered on the coupe, V-12 engine is already sold out.
  • VERDICT: The Aston Martin Vantage is an NFL fullback dressed in a tightly tailored tuxedo, which makes it the perfect car in which to play the role of your favorite secret agent man.

 

Overview

Few cars blend beauty and driver delight like the 2023 Aston Martin Vantage. In both coupe and convertible form, it casts a striking silhouette in its couture-inspired suit of impeccably pressed sheetmetal. Most models are powered by a twin-turbo V-8 making more than 500 horsepower, while a lucky few buyers will wind up with an even more powerful twin-turbo V-12.

No matter the powertrain, the Vantage impresses with an athletic chassis, lively handling, and explosive acceleration—not to mention some of the most melodic exhaust notes available today. The interior is snug and can be customized with several high-end options, though we have one complaint: a relative lack of luxury for the Vantage’s six-figure price tag. Still, with styling this sleek and moves this exciting the Vantage is a highly desirable driver’s car with an iconic heritage.

What’s New for 2023?

A V-12 engine returns to the Vantage lineup for 2023 and it’s a whopper of a powerplant featuring twin-turbocharging and 690 horsepower. The twin-turbo V-12 will be offered in both the coupe and convertible Vantage models, along with a special aerodynamics package for greater downforce.

Aston claims a 3.4-second zero-to-60-mph time, which may be conservative. Unfortunately, the order book for this exclusive model is already closed, and only 333 will be produced.

 

Pricing and Which One to Buy

V-8 Coupe
$146,986
V-8 Convertible
$158,186
F1 Edition Coupe
$171,586
F1 Edition Convertible
$182,886
V-12 Coupe
$301,286

Choosing between the Vantage coupe and convertible is difficult. Only the hardtop comes with a stick shift, but the soft-top version lets us feel the wind in our hair—and better appreciate the Aston’s glorious engine notes. In the end, we think the money we’d save by selecting the coupe would influence our final decision.

Plus, that money would let us personalize our Vantage with the myriad interior and exterior treatments that are offered. We’d also opt for the heated and ventilated front seats to help keep our backsides hot or cold on demand, but we’d pass on the carbon ceramic brakes. However, we would stick with the standard manual transmission thanks to its added engagement.

Engine, Transmission, and Performance

Beneath the Vantage’s clamshell hood lies either a thrilling, thundering twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-8 or a monster of a twin-turbo 5.2-liter V-12. The base V-8 engine develops either 503 or 528 horsepower and 505 lb-ft of torque. The higher output V-8 is reserved for the track-inspired F1 Edition. The V-12 engine makes 690 horsepower, and Aston claims it’s good for a 3.4-second zero-to-60-mph time—but we think that’s a conservative estimate.

While the regular Vantage feeds the rear wheels through either a seven-speed manual or an eight-speed automatic transmission, the F1 Edition only comes with the latter. We drove the F1 on track discovered a meaningfully sharpened driving experience. Still, going with the regular model’s manual transmission creates a purer connection with the powertrain than the autobox, and also has the added performance benefit of removing 209 pounds.

The Vantage’s V-8 sounds beautiful, starting with a low baritone rumble at idle and finishing with a high-strung shriek as it nears its redline. An electronically controlled limited-slip differential and adaptive dampers are standard.

The Vantage’s handling is lively but predictable, which makes it hilariously good fun on a race track; the suspension is compliant enough for daily-driver duty, although harsh bumps will be obvious to passengers no matter which drive mode is selected for the adaptive dampers. Unfortunately, the optional carbon-ceramic brakes are less amicable during daily driving.

While they’re excellent when enlisted for track duty, the upgraded brakes are too grabby for everyday use. We did get behind the wheel of the Vantage Roadster, praising its look-at-me personality as well as its ability to transition between behaving like an athlete and a lounger.

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Fuel Economy and Real-World MPG

The Vantage isn’t as thirsty for fuel as its powerful V-8 engine might suggest, at least not when equipped with the automatic transmission. The EPA estimates that models with the automatic will earn 18 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway. Models with the manual are rated at 14 mpg city and 21 highway.

However, we haven’t run a Vantage with either transmission on our 75-mph highway fuel-economy route, which is part of our extensive testing regimen, so we can’t evaluate its real-world mpg. For more information about the Vantage’s fuel economy, visit the EPA’s website.

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Interior, Comfort, and Cargo

The exterior theatrics continue inside with upscale materials and countless custom options. It’s easy to spend money on the Vantage: Aston Martin offers fancy options such as a full-leather interior, heated and ventilated seats, a carbon-fiber steering wheel, embroidered headrests, and several different options for interior trim, among many other features.

The cockpit is snug for two, but it’s lined with leather and faux suede. Likewise, sport seats with power adjustments and memory settings are standard. Still, its luxury experience is diminished by poor noise isolation on the highway. Interior cubby storage is also scarce except for a shallow center-console bin and door pockets.

The convertible’s power-operated fabric roof folds up and down quickly and features a Z shape that Aston says helps save trunk space. While the Vantage Roadster has a slightly smaller trunk than the coupe, we’re told that it’s still able to fit a full-sized golf bag.

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Infotainment and Connectivity

An 8.0-inch display sprouts from the top of its dashboard and is primarily controlled via a rotary knob and buttons on the center console. The Vantage’s infotainment system also includes an Aston Martin audio system, Bluetooth compatibility, and built-in navigation.

While an upgraded audio system and touchpad are optional, popular features such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration are absent.

Safety and Driver-Assistance Features

Although Aston doesn’t offer a full suite of driver-assistance technology, the Vantage can be equipped with several safety features. For more information about the Vantage’s crash-test results, visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) websites. Key safety features include:

  • Available 360-degree camera system
  • Available blind-spot monitoring
  • Available self-parking assist

 

Warranty and Maintenance Coverage

While Aston’s standard warranty isn’t very impressive, especially since complimentary maintenance is not included, the company does offer extended coverage plans for extra money.

  • Limited warranty covers three years or unlimited miles
  • Powertrain warranty covers three years or unlimited miles
  • No complimentary scheduled maintenance

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Specifications

2023 Aston Martin V12 Vantage
Vehicle Type: front-engine, rear-wheel-drive, 2-passenger, 2-door hatchback

PRICE
Base: V-12 Coupe, $300,000 (est)

ENGINE
twin-turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 48-valve V-12, aluminum block and heads, direct fuel injection
Displacement: 318 in3, 5204 cm3
Power: 690 hp @ 6500 rpm
Torque: 555 lb-ft @ 1800 rpm

TRANSMISSION
8-speed automatic

DIMENSIONS
Wheelbase: 106.5 in
Length: 177.7 in
Width: 77.2 in
Height: 50.2 in
Passenger Volume: 47 ft3
Trunk Volume: 10 ft3
Curb Weight (C/D est): 3960 lb

PERFORMANCE (C/D EST)
60 mph: 3.2 sec
100 mph: 7.0 sec
1/4-Mile: 10.7 sec
Top Speed (mfr’s claim): 200 mph

EPA FUEL ECONOMY (C/D EST)
Combined/City/Highway: 18/15/23 mpg

 

2023 Aston Martin Lineup: What’s New for the DBX, Vantage, and More

The new high-performance DBX707 and a special-edition V12 Vantage headline the updates.

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Aston Martin’s core products have improved dramatically in recent years, offering more livability while still retaining the breathtaking design that distinguishes the brand from its competitors. Those rivals continue to update and improve, too, which is why Aston has some exciting new products on the horizon, as well. Read on to find out more about what’s new for the 2023 Aston Martin lineup.

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