As an incredible follow-up to the announcement that Aston Martin is returning to Formula One™ racing after more than 60 years, there is a new Aston Martin Vantage F1® Edition which is based on the official safety car used in the series. The new Aston Martin Vantage F1® Edition is the ultimate version of the already incredible Vantage, offering even higher levels of power and performance than ever before.
The talented engineering team at Aston Martin gave the new Vantage F1® Edition improved aerodynamics, chassis, and powertrain technology, which will only be used on this special-edition model. The 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine gets a sizable power increase with peak torque remaining consistent, and the 8-speed transmission has been optimized for faster shifts and finer control when pushing the Vantage to its limit at the track.
The chassis of the Aston Martin Vantage F1® Edition has been modified to be stiffer, which provides an improvement in steering feel and response. Changes to the suspension tuning improves body control, sharpens turn-in, and increases traction. This is also the first time the Vantage has been fitted with 21-inch wheels and tires, which also give better response in addition to looking incredible on this track-focused vehicle.
To match the Aston Martin Cognizant Formula One™ Team car, the Vantage F1® Edition includes a solid matte grey racing stripe, with the option of three colors in either satin or gloss finish: Aston Martin Racing Green, Jet Black, and Lunar White. The interior is finished in Obsidian Black Leather and Phantom Grey Alcantara upholstery, with a choice of either Lime Green, Obsidian Black, Wolf Grey, or Spicy Red contrast stripes and stitching.
“Performance is at the heart of every Aston Martin, but when it wears an F1® badge it has to be a truly exceptional car,” said Tobias Moers, CEO of Aston Martin. “Vantage was already the most focused sports car in our range but in the development of our Official Safety Car of Formula 1®, it had to be a true athlete: more powerful; more agile; more immediate and more exciting to drive. And – of course – quicker and more capable in a race-track environment. I set the engineering team a tough target, as I was insistent that gains in performance came via genuine improvements in the car’s dynamics, and not by fitting track-optimised tyres. The results speak for themselves. A Vantage to appeal to the most discerning drivers and a new model that marks an exciting moment in Aston Martin’s history.”
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