Just days after the car was unveiled, the all-new 2019 Aston Martin Vantage with a starting price of $149,995, is almost sold out. The styling of the new luxury sports car was a bit controversial in automotive press circles, but the people have spoken and apparently the folks who are actually in the market for this car really like the new look.
“Most of our production for next year is already sold out,” Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer told Bloomberg without specifying production numbers. According to Bloomberg, 80 percent of Vantages for the 2019 model year have already been sold.
The slick new Vantage has a front-mid-mounted, AMG-sourced 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine which makes 503 horsepower and 505 pound-feet of torque. Those numbers are almost identical to the more expensive Aston Martin DB11 V8. At launch, the new Vantage is only available with an eight-speed ZF automatic transaxle running model-specific software and a torque-vectoring electronic rear differential. Expect a seven-speed manual transmission to be available within a year from now.
This is just more good news for Aston Martin, where things are already going pretty well. Sales are up 65 percent in the first nine months of 2017 and the British automaker is on track to turn an annual profit for the first time since 2010 largely thanks to demand for the DB11 flagship.
Until recently, the Aston Martin lineup was starting to look a little stale compared to its rivals. Aston is doing a fantastic job turning that around with fresh, competitive new models and it's being rewarded for that effort. With momentum like this, the folks at other high-end sports car brands like Porsche and Ferrari should be worried about a British invasion.