How Aston Martin Transformed its F1 Safety Car

How Aston Martin Transformed its F1 Safety Car

The history of Aston Martin dates back to 1913. More recently, however, they debuted their official Formula 1 safety car this month, the Aston Martin Vantage. Last week, the company unveiled the Aston Martin Vantage F1 Edition for everyone to see.

It is a new as well as a more powerful road-going version of the Vantage. This prie of this starts from $162,000 and this fact underlines its exclusivity. For example, it costs more than normal Vantage. People should keep in mind that, Vantage F1 Edition is available as either a coupe or a Roadster. Interestingly, the first customers are expected to get their cars in May.

Moreover, it is the most track-focused production Vantage to-date. Also, the main goal during its development was to notably improve lap time performance without compromising its on-road capabilities. Furthermore, the company to reach this goal without track-optimized tires.

Aston Martin Vantage F1 Edition and its specifications

Let’s have a look at Aston Martin Vantage F1 Edition to learn about this model. It is worth mentioning that the F1 Edition got several aerodynamic improvements. Interestingly, a full-width front splitter, dive planes, underbody enhancements, as well as a huge rear wing. Based on the information provided by the company, thanks to improvements, the car offers better high-speed stability. Moreover, it provides ad additional 441 pounds of downforce at max speed.

Nevertheless, the Vantage F1 Edition’s enhancements extend well beyond its appearance. It is worth noting that the Vantage’s 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine got an increase of 24 horsepower. As a reminder, torque output remains unchanged, at a more-than-ample 505 pound-feet.

Moreover, Aston Martin made a few tweaks to the eight-speed automatic transmission. As a result, the Vantage F1 Edition offers quicker upshifts, as well as more aggressive downshifts under braking.

This model has stronger front-end bracing and retuned dampers and increased rear spring rates. People should keep in mind that the F1 Edition comes with 21-inch rollers instead of the usual 20-inch wheels.

Interestingly, special interior and exterior colors are available, including a Racing Green scheme that mimics the look of the actual F1 safety car.

Last but not least, the F1 Edition treatment is available for both the Vantage Coupe and Vantage Roadster. As can be seen from the information stated above, Aston Martin Vantage F1 Edition has the potential to attract customers from all over the world.