Visually there are a few styling tweaks, with a large, grey cut-out section at the rear incorporating the exhaust pipes and number plate, and clear rear lamps, similar to the DBS, as an option.
A new set of 10-spoke, 19in diamond turned alloys sit proudly at the corners, along with a magnum silver bonnet and side strake meshes and sill design influenced by the N400 V8 Vantage.
Inside, the car receives headrests which have been mounted further forward, to increase passive safety, as well as larger wing mirrors.
Optional features include a 1000W Bang & Olufsen audio system and kevlar and carbonfibre seats which shave 17kg off the car’s weight.
Aston Martin Australia Operations Manager, Marcel Fabris, told CarAdvice that there would be excellent news for purchasers of the hardcore sports car.
"Aston Martin Australia has chosen to pass on the full five percent import duty reduction to customers, for cars delivered after 1st January 2010," said Mr Fabris.
Customers are now able to order their MY10 cars, and with the price reduction, the Vantage has never been better value.
Pricing as of 1st January 2010 for the Vantage range:
- V8 Vantage Coupe (manual) - $250,358
- V8 Vantage Coupe (Sportshift) - $258,754
- V8 Vantage Roadster (manual) - $274,784
- V8 Vantage Roadster (Sportshift) - $283,181
- V12 Vantage Coupe (manual) - $379,251
Pricing quoted above is the Manufacturer's RRP inclusive of duties & taxes, but excludes dealer delivery and on-road costs.