2017 Aston Martin Vantage GTS Review: Last GTS Model For American Only

2017 Aston Martin Vantage GTS interior

Coming with only 100 units on the U.S market, the 2017 Aston Martin Vantage GTS becomes more unique and solid in the lineup. The automaker, Aston Martin, wants to compete with the beast in the class, Porsche 911. It can be seen from the efforts of the automaker in developing this car. Starting from tourers to track-ready car, the 2017 GTS is more preferred to American market scene. Instead of expanding the models, Aston Martin facilitates the GTS with single model only. The variants are only on three things. They are whether coupe or roadster, sporty or luxury, and manual or automatic.

The Sport

2017 Aston Martin Vantage GTS

2017 Aston Martin Vantage GTS

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We start the review of 2017 Aston Martin Vantage GTS from the first iteration first, which is called the Sport. As same as its name, the Sport offers sporty version of GTS. The exterior comes with new carbon fiber features that make the car stronger on the road. The automaker also plays with some colors here. The body carries blue metallic color plus black grille. Meanwhile, the interior can be opted with black or grey colors. Furthermore about the interior, Alcantara and leather are available on the trim. The similar center console like GT8 also happens inside the GTS. Aston Martin wrapped it up with carbon fiber. Overall, the performance is better on this model.

The Lux

2017 Aston Martin Vantage GTS interior

2017 Aston Martin Vantage GTS interior

On another hand, the Lux of 2017 Aston Martin Vantage GTS allows more comforts and styles to the customers. Based on the latest news, the firm suspension is no longer in the car. Instead, the automaker changes the components to give more convenient driving. There are more new things on the exterior rather than the Sport, which is a performance-oriented version. Otherwise, the Lux offers glossy black accents spread out within the front splitter and diffuser. If the Sport has black grille, the Sport provides it with brighter color. The interior is full of leather material, satin chrome finish on the switchgear and piano black theme on the dash.

Standard Model

2017 Aston Martin Vantage GTS Standard Model

2017 Aston Martin Vantage GTS Standard Model

Enough talking about the trims, we are going back to the standard 2017 Aston Martin Vantage GTS. It doesn’t matter whether you pick Sport or Lux because the engine is the same 4.7 L V8 engine. As a result, it provides the same horsepower around 430 horsepower and 361 pound-feet of torque. However, we really understand why Aston Martin didn’t tune up the engine because the Vantage will be replaced on the next iterations. Then, it is the last chance of Vantage GTS to offer 4.7 L engine. The transmission is divided into two. The first gearbox is a seven-speed single-clutch automatic transmission. Another gearbox is a six-speed manual transmission.

Price

The starting MSRP of 2017 Aston Martin Vantage GTS is at $137,820. The roadster without headroom starts from $152,320. Of course, both body styles have the same engine under the hood. You can add $14,500 to give the headroom by the way. Overall, the new GTS is only offered in 100 units and for American only. Thus, you should do more effort to bring this car home because many hunters are already in.