Aston Martin V8 Vantage Review The Truth About Cars

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Aston Martin V8 Vantage

We’ve all been there: smitten by a witty, intelligent, drop dead gorgeous partner. Whether it’s an acquaintance or a distant celebrity, innate hotness sets our ablaze. And then, eventually, breeds contempt. The wit becomes the intelligence debatable, the urbanity and the beauty well that Despite the obvious physical the time eventually comes you realize that true tends to forget.

And yes, talking about the Aston V8 Vantage.

Blessed are the souls at s Premier Automotive Group, for gave Aston s sublime DB9 a youthful, athletic and attainable The Vantages’ timeless long deck maintains the family but the its tighter proportions work with Aston’s characteristic C-pillar and toned shoulder Thumbing their nose at and Blingers, Aston tucked all objects out of sight, or integrated the big picture in a manner befitting Elimination. If the slick door don t impress, the utter lack of cutlines takes minimalist art on a joyride.

The pictures don t lie.

Eighteen wheels tucked neatly the package add to the sleek but muscular Work the trick door and a symphony of hinges open and the portal. Sure, the Vantage’s is basically the same as the DB9’s, but s like saying Ashley and Naomi Watts could be Tender, aromatic leather around everything in sight. The switches, buttons and levers with such silky I bet they were marinated in 1 before assembly.

The aluminum HVAC knobs with all the reassuring resistance of in a ‘60’s vintage stereo

Not to belabor the point, but the Aston’s sensual tactility is inescapable. the perfect love, the seats you tight without feeling The machined aluminum gauge make your TAG Heuer like a $9.99 blue special. Taken as a whole, Kubla Khan’s pleasure on wheels. And then Attention shoppers!

If you like the Aston clock, why not stop by the Ford and pickup a Fusion? And so it begins

The stubby suede sunvisors illuminated vanity mirrors a for any ride appealing to buyers never even think of Neiman Marcus Needless Where are the ventilated seats? Why is the box so unworthy of audiophiles’ attention?

Where’s the auto dimming mirror? (For over two Dearborn s vehicles have this necessary gadget for a premium.) Granted Aston s presence implies a rejection of gadgetry, but a $110k grand-touring car missing the luxo-basics proves less is (indeed) less.

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the Vantage s solid glass button (an affectation worthy of its and your potential soul comes to life. The Aston’s engine tenor speaks but step on the throttle and the love in heart wanes. It’s a day when 380 peak horsepower is adequate for a luxury two-seater, but the s powerband fails to satisfy a fully engaged Porsche or dumbfound like a boosted at full chat.

Aston s paltry 302lb-ft of at 5000rpm is shameful for a modern Acceleration is brisk above revs, but the Aston nameplate guarantee seamless shove the git-go.

Allegro up the dance and the V8 Vantage s bold exhaust sets souls afire than the perfect Lambada The rearward burble sings a tenor, even without a induction growl up front. The short throw six-speed has nicely matched ratios and clutch pickup: a sad necessity to pace with its competition.

the Vantage a few curves and it feels, okay. The accurate steering somewhere between butch and effortless 911. The dampers say above all: flat and impressive feel at 6/10ths, and vague at the limit.

The Vantage’s aluminum intensive allows the car to swing faster its stunning proportions imply, for generous speed through a (provided you keep the revs up the But find yourself in the wrong mid-corner and the party’s over. Why such an exclusive, expensive stop at all?

Aston’s beauty clearly states its to pistonheads looking for the ideal partner. Its beauty knows no Its engineering looks great on But drive the beast like a sports car, and you immediately that the Vantage is the best of all rides from the previous For those willing to sacrifice performance in the never-ending quest for cabin quality and infinite to detail, the Vantage makes a traveling companion.

For the rest, it’s best to from afar.

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