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.
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.
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.
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.
The 2019 Aston Martin Vantage came into this world decked out in a fantastic eye-searing highlighter green, looking every bit like the expensive super tuner car from the future it should. And only now am I finding out the official name for this color and I don’t know exactly what Aston was going for.
The new Aston Martin Vantage is an interesting car, what with its no-grille front hiding a hot-vee twin-turbo AMG V8. It looks wild on the street. It looks wilder testing at Monza.
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.
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.
While most automakers had a tough 2017, Aston Martin is profitable again after about a decade, surging on to a record year of sales in 2017 thanks to the new DB11. And it’s only getting started.
Aston Martin doesn’t waste time, it turns out. The same day the new 2019 Aston Martin Vantage drops, we also get its racing version, the Vantage GTE. It’s headed to the World Endurance Championship next year, and it keeps that loud and ridiculous neon green-yellow paint.
My one major critique of the Aston Martin Vantage over the years was that at first glance, it always looked a bit too hard to tell apart from its DB-series big brothers. The Vantage is meant to be the smaller, more sporting, more entry level (if there is such a thing) Aston Martin. Now there’s a new Vantage and it…
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.
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…
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.
If you’ve ever wondered where some of the spectacular motion shots of race cars on track come from, chances are, it’s from a photographer hanging out the back of an open van. Sound nuts? Looks nuts. A simple yet meaty harness is the only thing keeping the photographer out of the car’s grille behind him.
There’s no Aston Martin you don’t lust after, but there’s only one Aston Martin most of us could hope to afford. What do you need to know before you buy a Aston Martin Vantage? Don’t worry, we’ll tell you everything right here in the Ultimate Buyer’s Guide.
A scream rang from across the canyons. A dull roar, really, dull only because I haven't yet punched it, sitting Right Here in an Aston Martin Vanquish, and I am in a devastating, crippling traffic jam that only the Malibu hills could provide: Ferrari 430, McLaren MP4-12C, Nissan GTR, Maserati GranTurismo…