Aston Martin Vantage S V8 Review | Best MidSize SUV, Car and Supercar 2014

25 May 2015 | Author: | Comments Off on Aston Martin Vantage S V8 Review | Best MidSize SUV, Car and Supercar 2014
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The Aston Vantage S V8 coupe is a more car than the usual Vantage, been designed to go toe to toe with versions of the Porsche 911, and in mid received a hefty price cut at making it more competitive its German rival.

The Aston Vantage S Roadster comes a six-speed manual. The optional single-clutch sportshift robobox is which doesn’t bode

It’s located at the rear, a short diff helps a few tenths off the standard model’s number; now 4.5 seconds, it’s a few tenths slower than the P11 S with PDK.

Still, the 4.7 pulls from and climbs into truly performance from 3000rpm in Sport Mode, the note from a purr to a full-on roar. Delicious!

Aston Vantage S Handling

Across the you can feel its 490Nm of torque to escape by finding a weak in the transaxle and breaking it, but the Aston stays tidy and sticks to the because the traction control is calibrated.

Around town, though, the bits bang and crash each other and the clutch can in stop/start traffic, especially if stuck on a hill.

At one stage, in afternoon gridlock, I thought the was going to quit and go into I-won’t-work-until-I-cool-down mode, so I stopped the car for five minutes to let it recover.

Take-no-prisoners, non-adjustable suspension; steering; 20 pistons worth of and wider 19s at both ends give the Aston Martin S plenty extra bang for the $19,336 they’re asking the base Vantage.

But it’s a coupe with a beast of a V8 up so it should handle and steer something that’s not particularly balanced, right?

Surprisingly, no! of the V8’s mass sits the front axle and the Aston Vantage S’ all up weight is a reasonable so when you line up a set of tight it glides through them exceptional finesse, control and

Some of this is due to the fact there are several alloy bolted to the body, but they do the because the Aston Martin S V8 feels incredibly solid.

Aston Martin Vantage

It beautifully and you fell completely and in control because the feedback you get the car is coming through at a million per second.

The ride’s pretty rugged, but the Martin Vantage S makes you so good in every other that you can forgive the occasional vertebra.

Inside the Aston Vantage S

Every time you into the Aston Martin S’ perfectly formed, single-piece fiber/Kevlar driver’s seat is an because everything you see, surface you touch and every you operate has been designed to you fell special.

Even the sunvisors feel they cost $100,000 The doors open slightly and are perfectly counterbalanced, so no effort is

At night, the instruments glow wondrous retro grey like an old photograph.

OK, so the techno goes anti-clockwises and the optional navigation screen is a jarring on an otherwise flawless scene, but you could just sit in this car and be very happy

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