Aston Martin Vantage impresses car fanatic Jay Leno

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When Aston Martin came up with Vantage, the design deemed controversial for few of them. However, no one can argue that it is one of the best sports cars in the world. The powertrain in Vantage is provided by AMG which is twin-turbo 4.0 liter V8 engine. The engine is mated with an eight-speed ZF automatic transmission and offers an output of 503hp and 685 Nm of torque. Aston Martin Vantage is able to accelerate from 0-62mph in 3.5 seconds before hitting the top speed of 195 mph. Aston Martin’s Vantage has a dry weight of 1530kg and it is because the sports car is built on aluminium chassis.

To ensure unforgettable driving experience from the Aston Martin Vantage, British luxury car maker mounted rear subframe solidly to the chassis that gives better feedback. Suspension employs adjustable dampers but it comes with “Sport” mode as the default. Unfortunately, there is no “Normal” or “Comfort” mode available. Latest active dampers are present in Vantage and it offers three modes which are Sport, Sport Plus, and Track. Incidentally, this is the first model from Aston Martin to use electronic rear differential that gives composed response during cornering and in straight line.

For many, Aston Martin Vantage is an amalgamation of genuine driving experience with luxury and looks. It can be great collection considering the starting price of the Vantage is just 150,000. Even if you can get your hands on this prized possession then you can feast your eyes on it. Recently, it landed in the garage of Jay Leno and he shares his thought about this vehicle. He is quite pleased with the vehicle but also points out which what he didn’t like.

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