Roadster Aston Martin Vantage A3 to try on centenary chips – DRIVE

The novelty can be recognized by the characteristic silver inserts on the sides with an imitation of the strap that holds the engine compartment cover on the original sports car. Other highlights include a black aluminum grille with 1921 emblem and bronze-tone calipers.

It is believed that its history Aston Martin started back in 1913, although the first car under the familiar name appeared only two years later. One way or another, pre-war copies of the “British” have not reached us – the oldest existing model is the 1921 A3 prototype. At the very beginning of the 21st century, The Aston Martin Heritage Trust restored the car to perfect condition so that this year we can celebrate its centenary. Three roadsters became a gift Vantage A3 from branch Q by Aston Martin… Sports cars have no technical chips – it was decided to do with exclusive design inside and out.

The Aston Martin A3 is built at the Abingdon Road plant in Kensington, London. The prototype name indicates its number in a row of five pre-production cars. The driving force is an 11-strong “four” 1.5, capable of accelerating the car to 136 km / h.

Inside the modern sports car, the brass rotors of the climate control system, the historical emblem, as well as the embroidery with the name of the company in the style of the 20s of the last century, are used. Of course, there is a commemorative plaque for additional identification.

The similarity of the cars ends with the design touches. Under the hood of the Vantage roadster, a twin-turbo-eight 4.0 with a return of 510 hp is installed. and 685 N • m. An eight-speed automatic is responsible for the transmission of traction to the rear axle. Acceleration from a standstill to the first 100 km / h takes 3.8 seconds, and the top speed with the roof raised is 306 km / h. The car will be shown live for the first time on June 26 at a place called the Dallas Burston Polo Club in Yorkshire. There, among many other models of the brand, the original prototype of the Aston Martin A3 will be on display.


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