The Aston Martin Vantage Race Car Doesn't Sound Like You'd Think It Would

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.


What’s surprising here is that this GTE car doesn’t sound, like, unhinged? I had sort of hoped that the cool 4.0-liter AMG V8 would get a ton of character without a lot of restriction, and that it’d rumble or thunder like a Corvette or even clatter a ton like a Ford GT.

Nah. Not really. It’s just brrrrrrrrrvhhhhhhhhh and then it’s gone. Oh well. At least it looks cool.

Raphael Orlove is features editor for Jalopnik.



Still disapprove of the orange accents on Aston-95. Otherwise it looks really cool. The motor subscribes to the Ulrich Baretzky school of “noise is wasted power”, which checks out.