Aston Martin Vantage Celebrates 70th AnniversaryMarch 2, 2020
During this time, more than 36,000 cars were manually made.
The British company Aston Martin celebrates the anniversary of the creation of one of its most famous models – the Vantage family of sports cars turned 70 on March 2.
For the first time, the name Vantage sounded in the middle of the 20th century. In 1950, the so-called “charged” modification of the Aston Martin DB2 coupe was called. Its inline atmospheric “six” developed 126 horsepower instead of the base 106. Then, the Vantage prefix in the name for the same reason received the models DB4 (produced in 1961-1963), DB5 (1963-1965) and DB6 (1965-1969). After that, Vantage turned into an independent model.
The Vantage name itself is found in more than a third of all sports cars ever created by the British automobile brand. Over 70 years, the brand manually collected more than 36,000 copies of the model.
The “special series” engine appeared on the DB4 Vantage, which was equipped not with two but with three carburetors and improved cylinder heads with larger valves and a higher compression ratio.
Thanks to DB5, Vantage Aston Martin has become synonymous with the most famous secret agent in the world – James Bond. The model appeared in the third James Bond film, 1964 Goldfinger. Since then, various models of the British brand have starred in 11 films about agent 007.
The modern two-seater sports car is equipped with a 4.0-liter Mercedes-AMG engine with a capacity of 510 horsepower (685 Nm of torque). With this unit under the hood, Vantage is gaining the first hundred in 3.7 seconds. The maximum speed is 313 kilometers per hour.
In mid-February, Aston Martin expanded the Vantage family: a coupe with a folding soft top, which retracts in a record 6.7 seconds, was added to the coupe – this is the best indicator in the world.
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