I do know, proper, you have completely been ready impatiently to learn the way a lot baggage from my storage will match inside an Aston Martin Vantage. How else will you realize if it’s going to be a smart buy as a street journey car. Fortunately, the day has lastly arrived, so saddle up, right here comes the long-awaited Aston Martin Vantage baggage take a look at.
Based on an web search, as a result of I could not discover specs on Aston’s press web site, the Vantage has 10 cubic toes of cargo house. Judging by the cargo space itself, that is sensible. That quantity could be a bit greater than the trunk of the Porsche 718 Cayman and, judging by footage, the Corvette’s trunk as nicely. However, each of these automobiles have entrance trunks. We’ll see if the Vantage can maintain extra in its lone cargo space.
And in case you are questioning, I am making these comparisons just because these are different sports activities automobiles I’ve baggage examined. I’ve additionally completed the Lexus LC 500 and the Toyota Supra, which truly has the same trunk design because the Vantage.
Right here is the cargo space in query. Appears fairly large, proper? The Vantage could also be extra of a sports activities automobile than the normal, grand-touring Aston Martin, however practicality was clearly nonetheless a precedence.
Additionally, be aware that it is a hatchback, which makes it extra versatile than a sports activities automobile with a conventional trunk, comparable to grand-touring Aston Martin DB12 has.
A key aspect is that this partition that folds all the way down to open up extra space. You increase it in order that it combines with the cargo cowl to create a totally safe, trunk-like cargo space.
Right here is that cargo cowl. It snaps onto the hatchback and is absolutely upholstered as a result of Aston Martin.
Let’s get to the baggage.
As in each baggage take a look at I do, I exploit two midsize curler suitcases that will should be checked in on the airport (26 inches lengthy, 16 huge, 11 deep), two roll-aboard suitcases that simply barely match within the overhead (24L x 15W x 10D), and one smaller roll-aboard that matches simply (23L x 15W x 10D). I additionally embody my spouse’s fancy in a single day bag simply to spruce issues up a bit (21L x 12W x 12D).
Two of the roll-aboards can match under the cargo cowl and past the partition, subsequently out of view from prying eyes. For a two-seat automobile, that is principally the naked minimal, proper?
These similar baggage may match within the Cayman’s frunk in addition to the Corvette’s trunk.
However, clearly, you’ll be able to take away the quilt and drop the partition, so let’s have a look at what you’ll be able to add.
OK, so right here is the max. That will be one of many large, must-check baggage up prime together with a reasonably squished fancy bag. This can be a bit higher than the Lexus LC 500 (although that has a again seat, so there’s bonus house). That is higher than what the Corvette can handle in its frunk and trunk, and precisely the identical because the Cayman. Additionally it is precisely the identical because the Toyota Supra, which has nearly the identical cargo space design and quantity.
Now, I’m loading to the ceiling right here, which is often a Baggage Check no-no. Nevertheless, rearward visibility is not nice to start with, and moreover, that is about an Aston Martin Vantage, not a Honda CR-V. Who actually cares? Additionally, there’s a second partition that forestalls baggage from sliding into the cabin beneath braking. That takes care of the opposite safety-related purpose I do not stack to the roof.
Now, should you do not use the cargo cowl, that is what it appears to be like like. Your baggage might be seen by all and they are going to be roasted by the solar.
This explicit Vantage got here commonplace with the Giant Boot Spider package deal. I might not advocate it. Apologies to the subsequent journalist who received this Vantage. I completely forgot to return this package deal to the automobile after eradicating it. Sorry.
A extra interesting trunk-related characteristic is that this little factor positioned subsequent to the rearview digicam: the enter for the battery tender. I am positive this can come to a shock to lots of you, however Aston Martins are likely to get parked for prolonged intervals of time as they’re weekend enjoyable automobiles slightly than for infrequent use. If you don’t need the battery to die, a trickle charger is a necessity. However, slightly than attaching a trickle charger to the battery leads like some form of peasant (or proprietor of a 1998 BMW Z3), you merely and really neatly plug a particular charger into this little enter. Good. The Bentley Continental GT has the identical characteristic.
So there you go. The trunk of the Aston Martin Vantage. Do not inform me we do not present vital shopper recommendation round right here.