Here's one from the "so close you can taste it" list. Aston Martin's new roadster based on the V8 was recently caught grazing in Germany. Some are calling it the Volante, recalling history to put a name to the future (considering how often that's done in the car business), but word is Aston won't be reviving the old Vantage roadster designation. We may see it in Paris next month or Geneva next year, ahead of a runored launch in 2007.
Spied: 2008 Aston Martin V-8 Vantage Volante - Car News [Car and Driver]