The new Vantage F1® Edition sits at the top of the Vantage model line. Bought to us by an exciting return to Formula 1® and as a direct result of the engineering that went into the development of the Vantage as an Official Safety Car of Formula 1®, which makes its debut at the Formula 1® Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix 2021. The Vantage F1® Edition is the ultimate expression of performance and dynamism; it is the fastest and most focused of the already sporting Vantage .
The new Vantage F1® Edition is a new breed of Aston Martin and celebrates the marques return to Formula 1® for the first time in over 60 years and establishes the Vantage as a true sports car. It is also the first core model to benefit from direct input from Aston Martin’s recently appointed Chief Executive Officer, Tobias Moers.
Incremental improvements have been made by the engineering team across multiple areas of the Vantage F1® Edition’s auto-only powertrain, chassis and aerodynamics to bring out more character, increase tactility and expand its outright capabilities.
"Directly based on this year's F1 Aston Safety Car, the F1 Edition Vantage gets all of the official F1 support vehicle's performance enhancements including 24 more horsepower from its 4.0-liter, twin-turbo V8 (527 hp total). Peak torque is the same as the standard car, 505 pound-feet, but that figure is now available for longer. The car's eight-speed automatic transmission boasts quicker upshifts and a more direct, precise feel, according to the automaker. All in all, it'll sit at the very top of the Vantage product range and be the most track-focused Vantage ever, coming with a large handful of chassis and suspension improvements."
- The Drive
Aston Martin Chief Executive Officer, Tobias Moers said: “Performance is at the heart of every Aston Martin, but when it wears an F1® badge it has to be a truly exceptional car. Vantage was already the most focused sports car in our range but in the development of our Official Safety Car of Formula 1®, it had to be a true athlete: more powerful; more agile; more immediate and more exciting to drive. And - of course - quicker and more capable in a race-track environment. I set the engineering team a tough target, as I was insistent that gains in performance came via genuine improvements in the car’s dynamics, and not by fitting track-optimised tyres. The results speak for themselves. A Vantage to appeal to the most discerning drivers and a new model that marks an exciting moment in Aston Martin’s history”.