The sonorous roar coming from the back of a performance car as it straddles the upper registers of its RPM range is most of the reason people buy the damn things in the first place. Here’s how I made my otherwise timid Aston Martin into the snarling beast I imagined it to be, without spending a cent.
A wise man once said, “Don’t talk about it, be about it,” which is a phrase that has the ability to both motivate people and trigger drunken fistfights at sporting events. This saying is also the main reason I just bought a used Aston Martin V8 Vantage for less than the price of a brand new, mass-market family sedan,…
In approximately four hours, I’ll be leaving on a long road trip to drive my Aston Martin into the Maine wilderness on its longest, most grueling road trip yet. This will be a momentous occasion, as I do not believe my Aston Martin has ever personally met a moose. It will also be a serious, highly important test of…
I recently had the opportunity to bring my Aston Martin to Washington, D.C. This involved spending two and a half hours on the interstate stuck behind people from Maryland going the speed limit in the left lane.
There’s just something about climbing into an Aston Martin. The sight. The sound. The beauty. The fact that releasing the parking brake requires a long, detailed explanation.
We all knew it was going to happen. I just didn’t expect it to happen so soon. My Aston Martin’s warranty has already paid for itself, and the car doesn’t even have a real license plate on it yet.
I was out of town this weekend when the great blizzard struck. When I returned home yesterday to six-foot snow piles and freezing temperatures, I could only think one thing: I’ve got to take out the Aston in this. And that’s how I found myself, two hours later, digging out my rear wheels with a camera tripod.
The open road. A two-seat cockpit. A sporty, rear-wheel drive layout. A powerful, thunderous V8 engine. These are all things the tow truck driver experienced as he hauled my new Aston Martin to the dealership on Saturday morning.
The wait is over. The countdown is finished. The moment has arrived. The #DougCar is here. It’s a 2007 Aston Martin V8 Vantage with a 6-speed manual transmission, and it’s already leaking water into the interior.
Aston Martin offers a V8 Vantage that costs under $100,000. That means you can cross-shop a new Aston with a Jaguar F-Type R. But is the 2015 V8 Vantage GT a bargain, or a desperate ploy to sell a 10-year-old sports car facing its end times. We found out.
A new V8 Vantage has slipped in between the base model and the V12 Vantage. It's the V8 Vantage S, a slightly more powerful version with a better seven-speed Sportshift transmission. All that plus quicker steering and bigger brakes. Essss!
The Aston Martin V8 Vantage N420 Roadster is 60 lbs lighter than its non-N420 sibling, 426-hp, more carbon fiber, fancier interior, new wheels, does 0-to-60mph in under five seconds and will reliably incite marijuana jokes.
Yes, the Nürburgring is cool. Yes, the Aston Martin V8 Vantage Roadster is cool. No, getting the Nürburgring embossed in leather on the center console of your V8 Vantage Roadster is not cool.
Google Street View camera trucks have photographed something even better than the white Stig: a custom Aston Martin built for the Sultan of Brunei. Here is the story of how we found it.
The Carpocalypse is forcing many people to unload unnecessary luxury items, but the guys loading this Aston Martin had the absolute wrong idea of how to go about doing it. See the damage below.
The lucky buggers over at Popular Mechanics recently got their hands on the revised 2009 Aston Martin V8 Vantage. With a larger 4.8-liter, 420 HP engine and modified suspension, they find the $119,500 British sports car to be more refined, more focused, faster, and a welcome antidote to the "stuffy" DB9...if still not…
When we last checked in with the 2010 Jaguar XF-R it looked as though there might be a powerful 5.0-liter V8 lurking under the hood. We've seen a lot of the XF-R, as seen below, but the actual motivation has been a point of contention. It is our good fortune then that a Fast Lane Daily source happened to spot a fleet…
The Aston Martin V8 Vantage is a gorgeous car, but anyone who's ever driven one has always been left with a feeling that the V8's bark was bigger than it's bite. It's more of a show dog than a hunting dog. Sure you could send the Vantage off to Prodrive for some performance tuning, or if you didn't mind sitting around…
We've known for a while that Aston Martin was preparing a GT2 Racer based on the V8 Vantage. But now, thanks to the guys at UltimateCarPage, we've got photos of it in action during a test session at the Paul Ricard circuit. The 4.3-liter V8 is expected to make around 480 HP. So, this is a couple steps up from the…