Arriving six years after its predecessor, the Aston Martin Vantage, in its new avatar, has received a mid-life cycle facelift that brings mechanical changes and new features. Speaking of the former, the 2025 Vantage is the most powerful iteration of the sports car ever. Under the hood – where the biggest update lies – the latest Aston Martin Vantage comes powered by a reworked Mercedes-AMG-sourced 4.0-litre, twin-turbocharged V8 engine mated to an 8-speed ZF automatic transmission. Thanks to modified cam profiles, revised gearing, larger turbos, improved compression ratios, and increased cooling, the engine in the 2025 Vantage produces 655bhp and 800Nm of peak torque, resulting in the biggest-ever increase of 153bhp and 115Nm, respectively. Power is transmitted to the rear wheels through an electronic limited-slip differential. Aston Martin says the new car can sprint from 0 to 100km/h (60mph) in 3.4 seconds while reaching a top speed of 325km/h.
While the transmission continues to be the same unit sourced from ZF, the Final Drive Ratio has been shortened to 3.083:1 for quicker acceleration. Other revisions include a revised underbody for additional 'torsional rigidity', new adaptive dampers, as well as new Michelin Pilot Sport S 5 tyres measuring 275/35 R21 at the front and 325/30 R21 at the rear.
2025 Aston Martin Vantage: Hardware
Built around the 'highly evolved bonded aluminium structure', the new Aston Martin Vantage features a re-positioned front body cross member, which increases what the company says mounting point stiffness for the double-wishbone front suspension and improves steering feel. Moreover, there are also revisions to front and rear undertrays, along with a 'stiffer-yet-lighter' front engine cross brace and increased lateral strengthening between the rear suspension towers.
Meanwhile, stopping power comes from 400mm steel rotors with six-piston callipers at the front and 360mm rotors with four-piston callipers at the rear. While cast-iron brake rotors are standard, a set of carbon ceramics is optional – which is said to boost braking performance and save nearly 27 kilograms of unsprung weight. The car tips the scales at 1,605 kilograms (dry).
2025 Aston Martin Vantage: Electronics
Electronic systems such as an Electronic Power Assisted Steering system (EPAS), Electronic Stability Programme (ESP), Bilstein DTX adaptive dampers, an adjustable traction control system, and a new launch control system further help with the handling and performance.
2025 Aston Martin Vantage: Features
Features-wise, Aston Martin's new Vantage offers an updated dashboard dominated by a 10.25-inch infotainment system, designed in-house and first introduced in the DB12. Also included is wireless Apple CarPlay connectivity, along with plenty of physical buttons below the central screen for drive mode selection, gear selection, heating and ventillation, as well as override switches for chassis settings, ESP, exhaust, lane assist, and Park Distance Control. An 11-speaker, 390-watt audio system is standard, while a 15-speaker, 1,170-watt system from Bowers & Wilkins is an optional extra.
2025 Aston Martin Vantage: Exterior
On the outside, the 2025 two-door Vantage has grown in proportions, with about 30mm wider than before. Up front, the car gets a set of LED headlights, a big grille, and the iconic Aston Martin side strake. Also available are larger exhaust tips, a wider rear bumper, new door handles, and more.
The 2025 Aston Martin Vantage will enter production in the first quarter of this year, with deliveries expected to commence in the second quarter.