[AD] Five reasons why the Aston Martin Vantage should be your first supercar

By topgear, 04 January 2021

Although famed for its grand tourers (GTs) like the DB11, Aston Martin isn’t a stranger when it comes to creating highly capable sports cars. In fact, that was one of the central reasons behind the rebirth of the brand's Vantage nameplate back in 2005.

The effort spawned a lineage of light-weight, sharp and nimble performance-focused machines over the last decade and a half, specifically ones that prefer 'hunting' on twisty B-roads and racing courses worldwide. Simply put, if you wanted an Aston Martin that carves corners as beautifully as it looked, you'd want a Vantage.

Today's Vantage, which first debuted back in 2018, embodies the aforementioned ethos of its recent predecessors. If you've got the means, then here are five reasons why you should seriously consider acquiring one today, especially if it’s your first foray into supercar territory.

1. It's a born predator

Unlike Aston Martin's GT offerings like the DB11, the Vantage's recipe leans heavily towards lightness and agility whilst harnessing a purposefully spirited heart – all the traits of a pure-bred predator.

Born out of this is a lightweight and focused coupe motivated by a twin-turbo V8 heart housed within a perfectly balanced chassis brimmed with a barrage of sharp hardware and intelligent electronics, all honed especially for drivers who seek on-the-limit driving thrills.

In short, the aggression that Aston Martin has infused into the Vantage's DNA primes it to leave its mark on twisty canyon roads, or perhaps highly technical closed courses. If that doesn't get your heart racing, perhaps the next reason should.

2. It's a hand-built beauty

Gracefully sleek with a touch of athletic aggression, the distinct and unmistakable stance the Vantage is blessed with could only be born out of hand-built craftsmanship – a tradition steeped within Aston Martin's long and illustrious history.

The result sees the Vantage stand out above its peers with an arguably more exquisite and 'organic' styling, to say the least. The same can be said about the Vantage's cockpit where racy aggression and graceful elegance converge in perfect harmony yet again.

In all, this effort doesn't just make the Vantage an archetypal hunter in terms of skills and capabilities, but also in style and aesthetics, which complements the next fact brilliantly...

3. It's properly quick and nimble

Behind the Vantage's beauty lies a series of headlining figures, namely the 503bhp and 685Nm outputs delivered by its 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 heart. This, in turn, sees nought to 100kph dispatched in just 3.6 seconds en route towards a claimed 314kph vmax.

Not only powerful, Aston Martin has also endowed the Vantage with a lightweight (1,530kg) and perfectly balanced (50:50 front-to-rear distribution) chassis to match, one that's further bolstered by  the presence of features such as adaptive dampers and the option of carbon ceramic brakes.

In short, this balance of power and agility ensures the Vantage thrives in a corner-rich environment, as TGM experienced not too long ago...

4. You can make it truly 'yours'... or not

In similar fashion as its GT line up, Aston Martin has a bevy of customisation options available on hand for the Vantage as well, and this goes beyond the varied catalogue of exterior paint works too.

For instance, the Vantage's cockpit can be trimmed with a vast selection of materials ranging from brushed aluminium to carbon fibre, the latter of varied surface finish choices as well. The same can be said about the hand-crafted leather upholstery present, and there are choices abound with the pipe stitching too.

Alternatively, if you're not the type to go all out with customisation works, fret not as the folks at Aston Martin Kuala Lumpur have a knack for specifying exquisite exterior and interior packages to suit your taste buds – the recent and very incognito 'Dark Knight Edition' treatment is one particularly alluring example.

5. It's readily available now at Aston Martin Kuala Lumpur

Keen on one already? All it takes to commission and perhaps drive away with your very own Vantage is to set an appointment with Aston Martin Kuala Lumpur. Its showroom is nestled on the ground floor of the Etiqa Twins, off Jalan Pinang, Kuala Lumpur, and even if you’re only popping by to have an up-close look at the Vantage and its peers, you’re already in for a treat. 

The Aston Martin Vantage is priced from RM678,000 excluding duties and taxes. For additional inquiries, contact Aston Martin Kuala Lumpur at +603-2163 1196 or via email at astonmartinkl.enquiries@wearnes.com