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Technology and the new Aston Martin Vantage

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Dan Prosser | Ti co-founder


12 February 2024

Now that we’ve all had half a day to digest its massive power hike (656bhp in the baby Aston Martin?) and its slightly startled new look, I’d like to discuss something else about the updated Vantage. Or more accurately, something that caught my eye in the press release. It was a quote from Chief Technical Officer Roberto Fedeli. ‘The art of creating a truly great sports car in 2024 is applying cutting-edge technology,’ he says.

He goes on to add this must be done in a way that enhances the driving experience without removing the driver from the process. Nevertheless, I was struck by the assertion that cutting-edge technology is now the key. After all, how many of the sports cars that we hold in the highest regard managed just fine without it? Isn’t the art of creating a truly great sports car actually about the basics, such as lightness, balance and feel, like it always was?

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