The heavily upgraded Aston Martin Vantage has arrived, and Aston Martin’s marketing and sales department is in full spin mode, trying to portray it as a new car. However, it’s more akin to a B-Spec upgrade, with the engine housing bigger turbos, a few tweaks to the suspension geometry, exterior visual changes, and so on. Therefore, we’ll refer to it as the Vantage B-Spec. What hasn’t changed is the classic front-engine, rear-wheel drive configuration.
While we may be downplaying this upgrade, Aston Martin’s engineers have significantly boosted the total system power. The Vantage B-Spec now boasts an output of 665PS/800Nm from the Mercedes-sourced 4.0 V8 Twin Turbo engine while maintaining a 50:50 weight distribution.
As expected, the Vantage B-Spec now incorporates the Aston Martin developed infotainment system that first debuted in the DB11-B.
The chassis and suspension have received numerous tweaks and minor upgrades incorporating the very latest electronic stability systems to maximise performance.
Technical highlights include industry-leading Active Vehicle Dynamics, Bilstein DTX adaptive dampers, Electronic Rear Differential (E-diff) and AML specific 21” Michelin Pilot S 5 tyres
The Aston Martin Vantage B-Spec has a top speed of 202mph and sprints from 0-60mph in 3.4 seconds.
Deliveries for the Aston Martin Vantage B-Spec are scheduled to begin Q2 2024.