Aston Martin is on the comeback trail. After years of being in a rut when it came to design and technology, the brand is going through a regeneration that started with the new DB11. Now it has revealed the latest version of its core model, the Vantage, and things are looking very different. First used in 1951 on a high-output engine option for the DB2, Vantage was quickly established as a model in its own right. Highlights include the William Towns-designed V8 Vantage, twin-supercharged V600 Le Mans and the V8 Vantage. "It speaks volumes for the outgoing Vantage that it is the single most successful model in Aston Martin’s history," says Andy Palmer, president and CEO of Aston Martin. "Creating a worthy successor has been a challenge to relish and a huge source of motivation. I’m enormously excited by what we’ve created: a new Vantage that’s more explicit in looks and intent, wrapping heart-pounding performance and dazzling dynamics into an everyday usable package. A true sports car...

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