Narrow year range (drag arrows to filter):
The biggest news for the 2014 Aston Martin Vantage is the new V12 Vantage S model. With a more powerful V12 engine, this is the fastest Aston you can buy. The 7-speed single-clutch automatic transmission gets revisions, and new 3-stage adjustable shocks help drivers fine-tune handling between three different modes.
Despite the addition of more standard features, Aston Martin dropped the price on every V8 Vantage model by $2,000 - $3,000. The 7-speed single-clutch automatic gearbox from the V8 Vantage S replaces last year's conventional 6-speed unit in base V8 models. A handful of minor styling and mechanical tweaks round out the changes for 2013.
For the 2012 model year, the base Aston Martin V8 Vantage gets the automated manual transmission, steering gear, larger brakes and wider tires that were previously only found on the higher-trim Vantage S. Other changes are limited to a revised navigation system that's easier to use.
The 2015 Aston Martin Vantage coupe and convertible represent the entry model in the British brand's stable of supercars. Like its bigger grand-touring siblings, the 2-seat Vantage has jaw-dropping design and the cachet inherent with the brand most associated with Bond, James Bond. The Vantage, however, is more performance-oriented and has a lower starting price that just got lower. With the new Vantage GT, this exotic can now be had for under $103,000, about $17,000 less than the previous base model. That money buys a lot of performance and serious badge appeal, but in light of newer and more advanced rivals such as the Jaguar F-Type, Porsche 911 and Audi R8, the Vantage's sparkle has started to dim.