Watch Max Verstappen get slidey in the new Aston Vantage

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Aston Martin Vantage

Understandably, we’re pretty excited about the new Aston Martin Vantage. Granted we don’t know much about it yet, but early signs are promising. Early signs like how gracefully it drifts in the hands of one of the most exciting drivers on the F1 grid, for example.

Young Max certainly seems to know his way around Rockingham, doesn’t he? Watch (and listen) as he gives the new Vantage a bit of stick, while Aston’s chief dynamics engineer Matt Becker reveals a few details.

In the DB11, AMG’s 4.0-litre biturbo V8 makes 503bhp, 675Nm of torque and will record a 0-100kph time of four seconds flat. In the video, Becker says the Vantage has “just over” 500bhp, around 685Nm of torque and that it will weigh about 1,530kg dry, which he says makes it a hefty 200kg lighter than a DB11 V12. He doesn’t directly reference the engine, but that noise can come from nothing else, no?

These are all good numbers. Enjoy the video!