Aston Martin in Aussie
1 May, 2018, 10:37 am
The luxurious Aston Martin Vantage, a vehicle with super-fast speed classed for those with bigger pockets has rolled into Australia.
Website www.motoring.com.au reports that there were only 10 cars available with each costing more than $F600,000.
For any average Fijian, that’s a whopping price for a house with a pool or maybe two houses. However the case Aston Martin cars are not any ordinary kind of car and was not shipped to Australia without proper reason – that people can afford it.
The new Vantage and DB11 Volante convertible made its public debut at the Australian Gran Prix in March
Why is it so expensive if you may ask? It just is!
Aston Martin stands among one of the most expensive cars in the world not because you can’t die when you crash it but mainly because of unique futuristic features.
It’s called the rich man’s ride.
The website reports this latest Aston is a new driver-focused sports car. It features a Mercedes-AMG-derived 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 that unleashes 375kW and 685Nm. Hooked up to an eight-speed automatic transmission by ZF, the stunning coupe sees the 0-100km/h dash done and dusted in a claimed 3.6 seconds, with a top speed of 314km/h.
The new model was initially unveiled late last year, showcasing a brand new exterior design, with minimal front and rear overhangs for optimum driving dynamics, pouncing front wheel arches and sexy and muscular rear haunches, complete with an extended aero kit with skirting all around.
As for the DB11 Volante, it’s also powered by the 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 producing the same 375kW output. But as the new model is lighter and more rigid, it offers greater levels of performance and handling, Aston says, compared with the predecessor. The engine is mounted with a ZF eight-speed auto as well. Being a convertible means you have the added bonus of dual driving personalities. At the touch of a button the roof can be flipped down and stowed in around 14 seconds, or around 16 seconds to lift back up. This operation can be done on the move too, at no more than 50km/h. Speaking about their local launch, Patrik Nilsson, Aston Martin Asia Pacific president, said:
So who wants an Aston Martin?