Aston Martin offers grille upgrades for older Vantage models
As one of the exotic automakers offering plenty of customization options, Aston Martin is launching a new upgrade for the Vantage to meet the needs of its customers. The Gaydon-based manufacturer will change the grille on your older Vantage, built before 2021, with the new grille available from October last year. This is now possible thanks to Aston Martin Works, the company’s heritage service and restoration facility located in the UK.
Here is the idea. Aston Martin will replace the old Hunter-style grille with the new Vane grille, available from late 2021. Put simply, if you bought a Vantage before the new grille became available but want the new look slightly more sober, the car manufacturer will offer you the new grille as a replacement option.
You’ll probably be happy to hear that you won’t need to send your car to the UK for conversion. Aston Martin confirmed Road and Track each brand’s US dealership will also be authorized to perform the exchange, which also includes a new bumper cover and splitter. There’s no pricing available, largely because it depends on the exterior color of the car. Additionally, labor and paint costs may vary by location.
The new grille which replaced the Polarized Hunter grille was designed as a response to “customer feedback in some markets”. Not only did reviewers have mixed feelings about the old front fascia, but customers did as well. “They preferred a softer, more refined or more traditional front end choice that was more like what you might find on the DB11, compared to the standard, more aggressive and muscular Vantage design,” Aston Martin explained.
The next big thing for the Vantage is the upcoming introduction of a V12 engine. Before going fully electric, the Vantage will get one last flagship version, likely later this year.