Alfardan Luxury Motors, the official dealer for Aston Martin in Qatar, unveiled the newest of the esteemed British marque’s next generation of sportscars: Vantage.

The iconic model made its debut in Qatar in a series of viewings at the state-of-the-art Aston Martin showroom in Alfardan Towers, West Bay, Doha.

The latest in an iconic bloodline, the new Vantage is as an authentic, unadulterated celebration of pure performance, engineered to deliver maximum thrills with maximum confidence, a statement said.

“We’re delighted to present the all-new Vantage in Qatar. Engineered for real drivers, Vantage has immaculate style, unforgettable performance and inimitable character; it embodies the sporting qualities the line has become synonymous with since 1964. With class-leading outputs and razor-sharp handling, I have no doubt the motoring enthusiasts here will be thrilled by the new generation model,” said Samer Bou Dargham, general manager of Alfardan Luxury Motors.

Powered by a heavily reworked, hand-built 4.0 Twin-Turbo V8 engine the new Vantage is the fastest in the nameplate’s history. With peaks of 665PS and 800Nm of torque it also makes the biggest-ever jump in power and torque compared to the model it succeeds, those increases of 155PS and 115Nm equating to gains of 30% and 15% respectively. Mated to an 8-speed ZF automatic transmission this is enough to propel the two-seater sports car to a top speed of 325km/h and punch it from a standstill to 100km/h in just 3.4sec.

The new generation Vantage is a game-changer. A body standing 30mm wider with a more muscular stance is accentuated by a completely redesigned front-end featuring a 38% larger recontoured veined grille aperture, offering 29% increase in mass airflow for additional cooling. Further cooling intakes set into the bumper either side of the grille sharpen the front-end’s features, while the new integrated splitter, with a wider and lower stance, adds drama as well as aerodynamic function, providing high speed stability through lift reduction. This distinctive front-end treatment is completed by all-new Matrix LED headlamp design with integrated DRLs, featuring Aston Martin’s new light signature.

Elsewhere the new Vantage sees a return of the iconic Aston Martin side strake, which now forms the sharp focal point of revised vents in each flank. Standard-fit 21in forged alloy wheels fill the wider wheel arches to perfection. Frameless door mirrors and presenting door handles are also new to Vantage, while a wider rear bumper incorporating side vents and larger diameter quad exhaust tailpipes ensure the Vantage looks as dramatic from the rear as it does from the front.

Vantage is a hardcore sports car at heart, with an all-new ultra-luxury interior defined by flawless architectural lines, swathed in the finest materials and packed with state-of-the-art connected technology and a stunning surround sound system developed by audio partner, Bowers & Wilkins. It is the second model to feature Aston Martin’s next-generation infotainment.

The second of Aston Martin’s Next Generation of sportscars, new Vantage sets a new benchmark of driving purity, for drivers who relish in a challenge a fast sports car represents. Aston Martin Vantage, Engineered for Real Drivers.

For customers looking to further enhance the exclusive nature of the new Vantage and create something truly unique, Q by Aston Martin, the brands bespoke service delivers the ultimate in personalisation. Offering an extensive palette of options, from unique graphics through to tinted carbons and bespoke materials on both the interior and exterior, each ‘Q by Aston Martin – Commission’ car can push the boundaries of desire and is completely tailored to the customer, the statement added.
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