Aston Martin’s newest Vantage just isn’t a race automotive, nevertheless it may very well be the subsequent neatest thing.
The British marque has simply unveiled a brand new road-going variant of its acclaimed sports activities automotive referred to as the F1 Version. The unique car is supposed to have fun the model’s return to racing’s premiere competitors following a 60-year absence, and can also be based mostly on the track-ready Vantage that can be used as Method 1’s official security automotive in the course of the 2021 season.
The F1 Version just isn’t a precise duplicate of the Vantage you’ll see at races this 12 months, nevertheless it’s fairly shut. The truth is, you’d be exhausting pressed to inform the distinction from the outside. The road-legal model, accessible as both a coupé or roadster, is available in the identical Racing Inexperienced because it Method 1 race automotive and the official security car, in addition to Jet Black or Lunar White. Whichever hue you selected, it’ll include a gloss or matte end offset by an non-compulsory matte Darkish Gray racing graphic down the center of the car. Different particular touches embrace a vaned grille, carbon-fiber accents, quad exhausts and a set of 21-inch, diamond-tuned Satin Black wheels.
The inside of the F1 Version has additionally been given just a little tune up. Whereas it lacks the roll cage of the protection automotive, it does function a brand new Obsidian Black leather-based and Phantom Gray Alcantara upholstery and trim, which you’ll be able to personalize with Lime Inexperienced, Spicy Purple, Wolf Gray or Obsidian Black accents and distinction stitching. You’ll additionally discover a Method 1 emblem on the facet of the sill. The remaining is similar because the Vantage.
The place the F1 differs most from the protection automotive is on the mechanical entrance. This features a specifically tuned model of the Vantage’s twin-turbo 4.0-liter AMG V-8, that produces 527 horsepower, which is 24 extra horses than earlier than, and 505 ft lbs of twist. The mill is mated to an eight-speed computerized transmission that shifts quicker than the usual mannequin and may rocket the two-door from zero to 60 mph in simply 3.5 seconds (3.6 seconds for the roadster) and push it to a high velocity of 195 mph (190 mph for the drop high). The chassis has additionally been strengthened and the suspension altered to supply higher dealing with. The F1 Version is probably not as much as the requirements of a real Method 1 racer, nevertheless it ought to be capable to maintain its personal on the observe.
The Vantage F1 Version will begin making its solution to dealership this Might, which would be the midway level of the Method 1 season. Pricing for the street-legal two-door will begin at $162,000, which is $20,000 greater than the usual Vantage.