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Your move, AMG! 2024 Aston Martin Vantage boasts more power from AMG's V8 than Stuttgart's cars!

The Vantage’s looks are slightly different, but it’s now far more potent under the skin.

While the new version of the Aston Martin Vantage doesn’t look astronomically different from the one you may have already seen on the road in Australia, its power figures have been given a serious look over.

The just-revealed Aston Martin Vantage, an updated version of the car launched in 2018, is on its way with tweaked styling but a devastatingly more powerful engine hiding under its sleek bonnet.

Using a heavily modified version of the same 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 Aston Martin sources from AMG, the new Vantage now boasts a whopping 489kW and 800Nm, or about 30 and 15 per cent more than before respectively.

In Australia, the most powerful AMGs with this engine and no electrification are the 450kW E, GLE, and GLS in '63' form.

Aston Martin says this new output was reached through “the adoption of modified cam profiles, optimised compression ratios, larger turbos, and increased cooling”.

The resulting engine is also now, according to the Gaydon brand, more vocal with a ‘sharper’ and ‘more visceral’ character.

The Aston Martin Vantage's sleek styling meets a potent power upgrade. The Aston Martin Vantage's sleek styling meets a potent power upgrade.

It still uses an 8-speed ZF-sourced automatic transmission, now with a shortened final drive ratio and re-tuned shift calibration, allowing a sprint from 0 to 60mph (97km/h) in 3.4 seconds.

In terms of design changes, the biggest one is literally big, the grille at the front now 38 per cent larger than before and “offering 29 per cent increase in mass airflow for additional cooling”.

The Vantage is overall 30mm wider too, with the Aston ‘side strake’ making its return, and other design elements inspired by the brand’s One-77 supercar, according to Chief Creative Officer Marek Reichman.

The pricing for the Aston Martin Vantage in Australia has yet to be confirmed. The pricing for the Aston Martin Vantage in Australia has yet to be confirmed.

“One look and you know it packs a real punch,” Reichman said. “But there’s an elegance of form and proportion that hints at the sophistication that underpins its raw power.”

For context, the current version of the Vantage is good for 375kW and 685Nm, in both coupe and Roadster variants, costing from $299,462 before on roads for the hard-top and $314,512 for the convertible.

While pricing hasn’t been confirmed for Australia, expect it to be noticeably more than before - global deliveries are set to kick off in the second quarter of 2024.