The 2019 Vantage has a striking, sculptural design that not only looks stunning, but serves to enhance the car’s aerodynamics. The front splitter, for example, sends air beneath the body where a series of fences direct cooling air to where it’s most needed.
Despite the advanced age of the departing Vantage GTE, it roars off into the sunset as the most successful racing Aston Martin model in history, having racked-up wins across the world. Most notably, the Vantage took home a first-place class finish at this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans.
While the company was coy on specifics, they confirmed the model has a Mercedes-AMG sourced V8 engine. There’s no word on the engine’s output but Aston Martin Racing said “factory drivers have worked hard to optimize the drivability and performance” of the mill.
The previous V8-powered version of the Vantage had a 430 horsepower engine. That version of the Vantage was available with a 565-horsepower V12 engine. There are no plans to offer a V12 in this new version, though, an Aston Martin spokeswoman said.