Tag Archives: Aston Martin Vantage

The Aston Martin Vantage Shows How Hard It Is to Make a Good Fast Car

There are a glut of well-rounded, ultra-fast cars on the market today, from the Porsche 911 GTS to, uh, all of the other Porsche 911s. Well, what I mean to say is that it’s easy to forget that it’s hard to get a fast car to have good performance and be nice to live with at the same time. At least it is, apparently,…

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The Aston Martin V12 Vantage V600 Honors Aston’s Greatest, Dumbest Car With Extremely Good Hood Vents

The Aston Martin Vantage has been replaced, but for some reason the company is making 14 new, old ones called the Aston Martin V12 Vantage V600. It’s honoring possibly the most wonderful, and dumb car it ever made.

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Why Aston Martin Thinks EVs And Manual Transmissions Can Both Be Its Future

Five years ago, you’d be hard-pressed to tell one Aston Martin model from another. But now the company’s attacking the future full-on with EVs and SUVs while hanging on to manual transmissions and GTs. I sat down with Aston’s Chief Engineer Matt Becker to hear all about it.

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YouTuber Gets Five Years In Prison For Ripping Off Old People To Buy Fast Cars

Automotive YouTube is a deep, unseemly pool of hucksters, show-offs and superbrains locked somewhere inside a 25-minute video no soul has ever finished. What’s worse than being an automotive YouTuber, though? Being an automotive YouTuber who also scams old people out of their pensions.

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The Aston Martin Vantage Looks Nice As Hell In Black

The 2019 Aston Martin Vantage made the rounds in the media in a wonderfully eye-searing shade of highlighter green/highlighter yellow possibly named after a cleaning product. That’s fine. Bright colors are good. Do you know what’s also good on this car? This black.

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Here’s Why The New Aston Martin Vantage Abandoned A Traditional Grille

The 2019 Aston Martin Vantage is quite a dramatic departure from the relatively consistent styling cues of the last few decades of the company. The new look, especially the new grille, is controversial. But Aston Martin claims it was a matter of weight savings, of all things.

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The New Aston Martin Vantage Will Make You Think Twice About A Porsche 911

The Aston Martin reinvention has trickled down to the sporty, entry level car, the Aston Martin Vantage. After the initial shock of its redesign, people are finally driving it, and the results are very good.

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Your Ridiculously Awesome Aston Martin V12 Vantage Wallpaper Is Here 

Keeping with the theme of V12 Aston Martins this week after the unveiling of the Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato , we extend an offer to decorate your desktop with an older Aston surrounded by the most serene of landscapes. Could you just imagine this thing tearing down that empty road? At the speed limit, of course.

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The Aston Martin V12 Vantage S May Get A Dog-Leg Manual Gearbox Hooray!

Dog-leg manual gearboxes are the best kind of manual gearboxes. Not just because they make two-three and three-two shifts quicker, but because they’re downright quirky. And we like quirky. And it looks like Aston Martin wants in on that quirk, because they’re reportedly dropping a dog-leg seven-speed into their V12 Vantage S.

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Is Today’s Greatest British Roadster British Or German?

British roadsters have always been the Rodney Dangerfield of sports cars: Old people used to like them, and most had bugged-out "eyes." Oh, ok. Fine. Yes, it’s the whole "no respect" thing. Sorry. Obvious analogies make my skin crawl.

Of course, such lack of respect for such roadsters only registers among misguided souls, and perhaps those who’ve waded, elbow-deep, into a Lucas wiring harness and were never heard from again. Anyone else who’s ever driven a classic Brit’ster can’t help but come away charmed to the core.

This week on CHRIS HARRIS ON CARS, Monkey sets out in an Aston Martin Vantage Roadster, Jaguar F-Type V8 S and Porsche 911 Carrera S cab to find out if the new generation (or semi-new, in the Aston’s case) of roofless wonders meet the demands of British B-road and track hoonage.

Spoiler alert: they do. It’s how they do that makes the difference. Which one does it the best? Well, define best. Suffice to say, respect is assumed.