It is almost every men’s dream to be James Bond and be seen driving the MI5 secret agent’s iconic car, the Aston Martin. Right now you have a chance to own one that is not only inspired by the super performance Aston Martin Vulcan but also by the iconic DB10.
Wearnes Malaysia recently launched the latest Aston Martin Vantage in Kuala Lumpur. This new Vantage is inspired by the track-only Vulcan and the purpose made DB10 that appeared in the James Bond film Spectre. The titanium front grille, which is un-mistakeably Aston Martin design is also inspired by the Vulcan.
The power plant of the Vantage is derived from Mercedes-Benz AMG’s M177, 4-litres, V8, Twin Turbo. Churning out 503 bhp with a century sprint time of 3.6 seconds. Stopping the Vantage is through a Ø400mm front and Ø360mm rear disc brakes with loads of electronics assistance like ABS, EBD, DSC, EBA and HBA (refer to specifications)
Gripping the roads are huge 20 inches wheels with 255mm & 295mm width tyres. Handling department is impressive with the Skyhook technology in place.
Seats and steering wheel are luxuriously covered in Alcantara leather with fine stitching workmanship.
Photos and words do not do justice. So go over to a Wearnes Aston Martin showroom to have a feel of your own or better still, book one and be the eye candy of town.
- Two-door body style 2+0 seating. Extruded bonded aluminium body structure with steel panels.
- LED high and low beam headlamps with integrated direction indicator, daytime running lights, position lamp, lock/unlock graphic theatre Signature full width LED tail lamp with stop tail and dynamic indicator functions.
- Clamshell Side gill
- All-alloy quad overhead cam, 0 litre twin turboV8 Water-to-Air charge cooling.
- Front mid-mounted engine, rear wheel drive.
- Compression ratio 10.5:1
- Fully catalysed stainless steel exhaust system. Electronically controlled exhaust
- Dual Variable Camshaft Timing
- Fully CNC machined combustioned chambers
- Maximum power: 510PS / 503 BHP / 375kW at 6000rpm.
- Maximum torque: 685Nm from 2000-5000rpm.
- Acceleration: 0-62mph (0-100kmh) in 3.6 seconds / 0-60mph in 3.5
- Maximum speed: 195 mph (314 kph).
European Fuel Economy Figures (estimated figures)
- C02 245 g/km
19.7 mpg. 14.4 litres / 100 km.
34.3 mpg. 8.2 litres / 100 km.
26.8 mpg. 10.5 litres / 100 km.
– Rear mid-mounted ZF eight-speed automatic transmission.
– Alloy torque tube with Carbon Fibre propeller shaft.
– Electronic differential (E-Diff).
– Final drive ratio 2.93:1
– Electric power assisted steering rack with 13.09:1 steering ratio.
– Speed-dependent rack and pinion power-assisted steering, 2.4 turns lock-to-lock
– Front independent double wishbone design coil springs, anti-roll bar.
– Rear multi-link, coil springs, anti-roll bar.
– Adaptive Damping System (ADS) with Skyhook technology modes Sport, Sport + and Track
Wheels and Tyres
– 20” ‘Y’ spoke wheels – Silver.
– Front 20” Pirelli P Zero 255/40/20.
– Back 20” Pirelli P Zero 295/35/20
– Front ventilated two-piece steel brake discs 400 mm diameter.
– Rear ventilated co-cast brake discs 360mm diameter.
– Electric park brake.
– Dynamic Stability Control (DSC).
– Anti-lock braking system (ABS).
– Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD).
– Emergency Brake Assist (EBA).
– Traction Control (TC).
– Hydraulic Brake Assist (HBA).
– Positive Torque Control (PTC).
– Dynamic Torque Vectoring (DTV).
– Length: 4465mm
– Width (incl. Mirror Caps): 2153mm.
– Width (excl. Mirror Caps):1942mm.
– Wheelbase: 2704mm.
– Fuel tank capacity: 73 litres.
– Min Dry Weight:1530 kg (inclusive of lightweight options).
– Weight Distribution: 50:50.
– Primary exterior paint colour.
– Graphite painted exterior body pack.
– Graphite painted rear diffuser insert and blades.
– Red tail lamps.
– Twin Stainless-Steel Silver exhaust tailpipe finishers.
– Titanium front grille.
– Bright window surround finisher.
– Silver under bonnet cross brace.
– Exterior body coloured side gill.
– Exterior body coloured mirror caps.
– Exterior body coloured roof.
– Dark Anodised brake calipers.
– Enamel wing badges.
– Sports seats.
– Strathmore leather and Alcantara® environment.
– Black leather steering wheel.
– Carpeted cabin.
– Satin Silver interior jewellery.
– Gloss Black trim inlay.
– Automatic temperature control with dual zone climate control.
– Keyless start / stop.
– Front and rear parking sensors.
– Tyre pressure monitoring.
– Alarm and immobiliser.
– Memory seats.
– Heated rear screen.
– Manual steering column adjust.
– Side mirror tilt down on reverse
– Parking distance display and park assist.
In Car Entertainment
– Aston Martin Audio System.
– 8.0” LCD screen.
– iPod® and iPhone® integration and USB playback.
– DAB & AM / FM Radio.
– A2DP Bluetooth® audio and phone streaming.
– Integrated satellite navigation system.
– Sports Plus Seats.
– Sports steering wheel.
– 2×2 Twill Gloss Carbon Fibre steering wheel
– Full leather interior.
– Caithness or Balmoral leather.
– Colour keyed boot carpet.
– Floor mats.
– Tread plates with sill plaques – Satin Silver, Dark Chrome, 2×2 Twill Satin Carbon
– Embroidered headrest – Vantage logo or Aston Martin wings.
– Embossed headrest – Vantage logo or Aston Martin wings.
– Placed perforation.
– Optional trim inlays – Lime Essence painted, Hyper Red painted, White Stone painted, 2×2 Twill Carbon Fibre.
– Optional interior jewellery – Dark Chrome, Dark Chrome with 2×2 Twill Satin Carbon Fibre.
– Alternative seat belt colours – Flint, Champagne, Spicy Red, Mocha, Graphite.
– Exterior Body Pack finishes – Gloss Black painted, 2×2 Twill Gloss Carbon Fibre.
– Q Exterior Graphics Pack.
– Rear diffuser inserts and blades – Body colour.
– Roof panel finishes – Gloss Black painted, 2×2 Twill Gloss Carbon Fibre.
– Matte Black exhaust finishers.
– Front grille meshes – Magnum Silver, Matte Black.
– Window surrounded finishers – Bright, Matte Black.
– Side gills – Matte Black perforated, 2×2 Twill Gloss Carbon Fibre.
– Exterior door handles – 2×2 Twill Gloss Carbon Fibre.
– Mirror caps – Gloss Black painted, 2×2 Twill Gloss Carbon Fibre.
– 20” ‘Y’ spoke wheel – Gloss Black Diamond Turned.
– 20” ‘Y’ spoke wheel – Graphite Duotone.
– 20” forged wheel – Silver Diamond Turned.
– 20” forged wheel – Gloss Black Diamond Turned.
– 20” forged wheel – Textured Dark.
– Alternative brake caliper colours – Black, Red, Grey, Yellow, Satin Silver, Orange, Vivid Red, Blue, Madagascar.
- Black under bonnet cross brace.
– Aston Martin Tracking by Vodaphone Automotive UK Ltd (Category 5).
– Garage door opener.
– Aston Martin Premium Audio System.
– Ventilated seats.
– Heated seats.
– 16-way seat adjust.
– Closed stowage and armrest.
– Keyless entry.
– Blind spot monitoring.
– Auto park assist.
– Glass switches
– Electronic steering column and cruise control.
– 360-degree camera.
– Second Jewellery Key.
– Umbrella and holder.
– First aid kit.
– Sports Plus Pack.
– Exterior Black Pack.
– Comfort Pack.
Credits : Photos and content courtesy of Justin Hong – Evolution by KL Lifestyle.