The 2014 Aston Martin Vantage is the smallest , sportiest model in the British brand ‘s range , and while it’s the least, so exclusive , it might be the most coveted by enthusiasts . For 2014 , there are three models of the Vantage sold in the U.S. the V8 Vantage and V8 Vantage S , and the V12 Vantage , Which replaces the standard V12 Vantage When It arrives as a 2015 model in the first quarter of 2014. America does not get the V12 Vantage Roadster . Other new features for 2014 include a sport button on V8 Vantage and V8 Vantage models , and optional on sport exhaust for the 2014 Aston Martin Vantage.
2014 Aston Martin Vantage price starting from around $ 120,000 and moving upwards of $ 185,000 in top trims , the Vantage comes with a strong standard feature set , including load- year’s updates, Which Brought automatic headlights , rain -sensing wipers , and a backup camera .
Under the 2014 Aston Martin Vantage of the Vantage range hood you’ll find the base 4.7- liter V-8 rated to at 420 horsepower and 346 pound- feet of torque , upgraded to 430 horspeower and 361 pound- feet of torque at 2014 Aston Martin Vantage trim . The V12 Vantage S gets a 565- horsepower , 6.0 – liter V -12 engine rated at 457 pound- feet of torque . All models drive the rear wheels only, through a choice of a six -speed manual transmission or a seven -speed Sportshift II automated manual transmission .
With its extra- power, the 2014 Aston Martin Vantage S is capable of a top speed of 205 mph and 0-60 mph acceleration in just 3.7 seconds . The V8 Vantage S Manages the 60 – mph run in 4.3 seconds to with a maximum speed of 190 mph, while the standard V8 Vantage to the takes 4.9 seconds to and tops out at 180 mph
All Vantage models exhibit crisp steering and suspension responses , with perhaps a sportier bent than you’d expect in this luxury class . The 2014 Aston Martin Vantage gets an all-new three -mode adaptive suspension offering Normal, Sport and Track modes did ramp from plush to firm and agile . The suspension settings so fashion tie in to the throttle , shift speed , and exhaust note zu weiterer Enhance or clean in sportiness . For a more detailed description of the Vantage ‘s handling qualities , read this first drive report of the V8 Vantage S at Motor Authority.
The entire range Vantage shares similar cockpit and seating features , with low- slung but comfortable seats , a wide and Relatively simple center stack , and good forward visibility . In all , it’s a nice environment for sporty driving or even extended cruises , but it’s neither roomy nor Especially Especially quiet. A new NVH package is fitted across the range for 2014 , HOWEVER , Which may quiet the cabin somewhat .
Materials and finishes are gene rally excellent, though as with any hand-built car , you may find individual variations in some panels . Leather , alcantara , and metallic trim are the main staples of the Vantage cabin , with tasteful use of high-end plastics to fill the gaps . Aston’s trademark crystalline key fob is therefore found here , plugging into the dash to become the push -button starter . As you’d expect with a high-performance two-door , there ‘s not a lot of room for luggage or other gear. The trunk is adequate to for a weekend getaway at most , and there ‘s very little storage in the main passenger compartment . Given the Vantage ‘s objective – high-speed touring and sporty weekend driving – that’s probably not an issue for most buyers .
2014 Aston Martin Vantage models come with plenty of standard features , including a 160- watt Aston Martin audio system with six – CD changer , Bluetooth, integrated iPod and USB connectivity , and a 3.5 – mm auxiliary input jack . Electrically adjustable sports seats , a full- grain leather interior , organic electroluminescent displays , automatic climate control , rear parking sensors, and power -folding heated exterior mirrors are so standard . Stepping up to the V12 Vantage brings all Of Those features plus standard navigation , auto- dimming mirrors , three- position memory seats , and various carbon fiber and titanium interior and exterior accents .
In addition to the strong base feature set , there are many upgrades available , plus Aston Martin’s ability to personally configure your car with nearly any feature you might want – provided a large enough bank account .
As is common with low-volume , exclusive sports cars , the 2014 Aston Martin Vantage range Has not gone under crash testing by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration or the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety ( IIHS ) . 2014 Aston Martin Vantage All models come standard with stability and traction control , a full complement of driver and passenger airbags , and rear parking sensors . If you’re after high- horsepower V -8s and V – 12s , you shouldn’t expect great gas mileage – and you will not find it with the Vantage range even if you Sun. The 2014 Aston Martin Vantage 2014 Aston Martin Vantage S and rate 13 mpg city, 19 mpg highway , and 15 mpg combined with the manual transmission , and 14/21/16 mpg with the automated manual . The 2014 Aston Martin Vantage Has not yet been rated.