In the long-running battle between Porsche and Aston Martin, the familiar – and legendary – 911 is getting a very different challenger. The all-new 2019 Aston Martin Vantage is the automaker’s new weapon, starting with a clean sheet design from the ground up, inside and out. Its goal is simple: be the most badass, Ferrari, Porsche and Bentley-hunting machine you could hope for.
Part of Aston Martin’s “Second Century Plan” that includes replacing all the current sports cars in the automaker’s stable by 2019, it’ll eventually mean an all-new trio of DB11, Vantage, and finally Vanquish models. Andy Palmer, Aston Martin’s CEO, is refreshingly open about just how important a role the new Vantage plays in the continued growth of Aston Martin. Doubly so, in fact, given how the company has struggled over the past decade and a half.
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