New Vantage?

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HBradley

896 posts

109 months

Wednesday 21st June 2017
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woodsypedia said:
would you still enjoy the car if it had a faster response than my snappy Mexican ex wife and sounded like Meghan Markle mid orgasm - despite not knowing what's under the hood?
One wonders where you've been spending your evenings & does Harry know?! laugh

Wayne95

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243 posts

174 months

Wednesday 21st June 2017
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MarkM3Evoplus said:
Bit too F type at the rear. I think the F type coupe is lovely, just want the Aston to look different.
The prototype seen had lights similar to the cb11 - could be disguise but I think that render is some way from it

Jon39

4,972 posts

71 months

Thursday 22nd June 2017
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woodsypedia said:
This is a huge issue with the DB11 and something I fear will hit the new Vantage - Merc front end.

Chris.

DB11, I don't understand.
Are you referring to the rumoured V8 version of the DB11?



petop

1,374 posts

94 months

Thursday 22nd June 2017
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Speaking to someone who has seen the car it's certainly DB10 DNA with the front and rear is a bit angular but suits the car....word was "stunning".

northernmedia

1,612 posts

66 months

Thursday 22nd June 2017
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HBradley said:
woodsypedia said:
would you still enjoy the car if it had a faster response than my snappy Mexican ex wife and sounded like Meghan Markle mid orgasm - despite not knowing what's under the hood?
One wonders where you've been spending your evenings & does Harry know?! laugh
hehe

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woodsypedia

603 posts

81 months

Thursday 22nd June 2017
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Jon39 said:

DB11, I don't understand.
Are you referring to the rumoured V8 version of the DB11?
Sorry - front end is a term in my world smile I meant infotainment, buttons, switches, knobs. All the consumer facing bits.

George29

14,095 posts

92 months

Thursday 22nd June 2017
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codieskid said:
Not sure if these pictures have been posted on here before but you can see from the first spy shot that the front 'potentially' has a shark nose slant to it. Also found some renders that someone has made using the test mule as a best guess as to how it might look. I really hope it doesn't look like this, not enough beauty or drama about it.

The vantage has always been the prettiest Aston to my eyes, perfect proportions and even after all these years it still looks as beautiful as it did the first time I saw the concept way back in 2003. I've missed my 07 Vantage ever since selling it and have been waiting to see if Aston can take everything I love about the current Vantage and give it a new generation look and feel that pulls at the heart strings again and makes me think about returning to the brand. I can even look past a turbo merc engine if the car is stunning to look





That looks pretty good. Think the rear needs a bit more work as it reminds me more of a Renault Laguna coupe than anything Aston, but good to see they haven't carried over the awful side strake into the wheel arch from the DB11

HBradley

896 posts

109 months

Friday 23rd June 2017
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I love this forum!! All the speculation, the 'Insider' comments & a few teaser renders thrown in! It all adds to the sense of anticipation for what I'm sure with be a spectacular car.
My money's on an unveil at Frankfurt in September (14 - 24), perhaps a double (AMR & Road car).

Big Ry

1,219 posts

47 months

Wednesday 28th June 2017
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Just throwing this out there, but has anyone heard any reliable rumours (if such a thing exists) as to whether the new Vantage will be a single or double clutch jobby ?

If it's going to an auto, I'd like to think they do go down the dual-clutch road, as lets be honest when really pushing on PDK's etc can be good fun.

One thing's for certain though, love it or hate it the SS automated-manual will be confined to the history books.

DocW

283 posts

70 months

Wednesday 28th June 2017
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According to today's Autocar there will be the new Vantage at 503bhp and the Vantage S at 550bhp both offered with " either a dual-clutch automatic or six speed manual gearbox".

Wayne95

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243 posts

174 months

Wednesday 28th June 2017
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DocW said:
According to today's Autocar there will be the new Vantage at 503bhp and the Vantage S at 550bhp both offered with " either a dual-clutch automatic or six speed manual gearbox".
bounce

Hopefully manual from the off,although I did hear it would be auto initially.

avinalarf

5,721 posts

70 months

Wednesday 28th June 2017
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George29 said:
codieskid said:
Not sure if these pictures have been posted on here before but you can see from the first spy shot that the front 'potentially' has a shark nose slant to it. Also found some renders that someone has made using the test mule as a best guess as to how it might look. I really hope it doesn't look like this, not enough beauty or drama about it.

The vantage has always been the prettiest Aston to my eyes, perfect proportions and even after all these years it still looks as beautiful as it did the first time I saw the concept way back in 2003. I've missed my 07 Vantage ever since selling it and have been waiting to see if Aston can take everything I love about the current Vantage and give it a new generation look and feel that pulls at the heart strings again and makes me think about returning to the brand. I can even look past a turbo merc engine if the car is stunning to look





That looks pretty good. Think the rear needs a bit more work as it reminds me more of a Renault Laguna coupe than anything Aston, but good to see they haven't carried over the awful side strake into the wheel arch from the DB11
Not overwhelmed with joy,to be honest.
Never been keen on those slitty headlights or shark nose slant,as sampled on the DB10.
To me it appears "feminised" ,which is probably why George likes it.
I like my Astons to look "butch" which is why I'm such a fan of the One77.
If I was offered a choice I'd go for the look of the current V12 Vantage.


HBradley

896 posts

109 months

Wednesday 28th June 2017
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avinalarf said:
Not overwhelmed with joy,to be honest.
Never been keen on those slitty headlights or shark nose slant,as sampled on the DB10.
To me it appears "feminised" ,which is probably why George likes it.
I like my Astons to look "butch" which is why I'm such a fan of the One77.
If I was offered a choice I'd go for the look of the current V12 Vantage.
From a previous thread (or may be even early on this one), from someone who's seen it, the Autocar renders are some way off reality; ultimately we won't know definitively until launch (Frankfurt in September?). If the DB11 is anything to go by it definitely won't look like the current Vantage.

Big Ry

1,219 posts

47 months

Wednesday 28th June 2017
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I quite like it......not as much as my V12.....but I like it.

Has anyone heard any naming rumours ? Surely they're going to do something other than call it the "New" Vantage ?

avinalarf

5,721 posts

70 months

Wednesday 28th June 2017
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Big Ry said:
I quite like it......not as much as my V12.....but I like it.

Has anyone heard any naming rumours ? Surely they're going to do something other than call it the "New" Vantage ?
Andy told me it's going to be given a brand new name....the " Mabel ".

Phil74891

693 posts

61 months

Wednesday 28th June 2017
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I hope they do them in silver

avinalarf

5,721 posts

70 months

Wednesday 28th June 2017
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Phil74891 said:
I hope they do them in silver
Your in luck......18 different shades of grey......6 different hues of black....
Apparently for the 2nd generation model in 2025 they're thinking of bringing in a very slightly brighter colour called " Slightly Brighter Grey ".

Wayne95

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243 posts

174 months

Wednesday 28th June 2017
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avinalarf said:
Your in luck......18 different shades of grey......6 different hues of black....
Apparently for the 2nd generation model in 2025 they're thinking of bringing in a very slightly brighter colour called " Slightly Brighter Grey ".
I'm sure Q will do you a nice green/red/orange for £12k extra

Jon39

4,972 posts

71 months

Wednesday 28th June 2017
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Big Ry said:
Has anyone heard any naming rumours ?
Surely they're going to do something other than call it the "New" Vantage ?

Obviously they could change the name, but the present model has become so well known, both as a road car and a winning racing car, and also it is the highest production AML model, so I can see the value in continuing with the same name on this particular occasion.

Various manufacturers often continue the same model name of course, which are then referred to by the nickname, Mk1, Mk2 etc.

We shall see.





( Sorry avinalarf, this is my serious side today. )




Edited by Jon39 on Wednesday 28th June 15:55

rovcallum

285 posts

71 months

Wednesday 28th June 2017
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I think they should call it "Victory" after the recent Le Mans performance.

Either that or "DB10 and 3/4"................................getmecoat