In 2006, Aston Martin decided it was time to take on the Nürburgring. This meant tackling the 24 Hour Endurance race, and the goal was to do it in a car that was very nearly one of its road-going street cars.
The Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Roadster is a case of old meets... well, old quite frankly. Is that a bad thing though? The answer is both yes and no. Stylistically, the Vantage is one of the great lookers out on the road. It's also packing a wonderfully shouty 6.0-liter V12 engine that cracks off tons of power.
Jake or Elwood; be the good twin or the evil one; Jag F-Type or Aston Martin DB7 Vantage. In life there are a lot of nuanced decisions to be made. To help you out on the last one, I've put together a handy-dandy side-by-side of these two lovely British drop tops.
Yes, both the Aston Martin Vanquish and Rapide S are gorgeous machines. They make great noise, and they're fun to drive. That's actually a bit of a problem though, the fact I just said "fun" and not amazing, outstanding, or excellent.
It's the grandest of tourers.
I was recently in possession of the expensive key fob that gets the engine going on a '14 Aston Martin Vanquish Volante. Soon, however, the car developed a slow leak in one of the tires. There's no spare.
More power. Faster. Greater noise.
There’s no denying that Aston Martin is in the business of making cars look and sound like wonderful, mechanical works of art. These aren’t things people buy simply to satisfy a basic craving. A desire enters the mind, and it must be satiated. This desire can start down in your brain, your heart, or in the pit of your…
I can tell you right off the bat that my favorite Aston Martin is the V12 Vantage. It's a manic machine with a short wheelbase and a monster motor. It's not the best Aston though, because it still suffers from the same issues that affect all of the current crop of cars from Gaydon. The center stack is fitted with…