Video: Aston Martin Vantage review – is it good enough to beat the 911?

Aston Martin Vantage

Aston’s new Vantage has impressed in prototype form, but now we have a definitive answer for the car that will arrive in showrooms

This is the new Aston Martin Vantage, the latest model in Aston’s resurgence. It’s a brawny two-seat sports car with an aluminium substructure, and a 4.0-litre, twin-turbocharged AMG V8 engine under the hood that powers the rear wheels.

If that, plus the 50:50 weight distribution, sounds like a pretty sweet handling set-up, you should see how the Vantage smokes its tyres around the Portimao race circuit. But it’s a roadgoing sports car, too, so we’ve tested it thoroughly on decent roads as well as on track. Plus we take a look deep under its skin, in the most in-depth Vantage video online.

Aston wants it to be better than a Porsche 911? Can it manage that seemingly implausible feat?

Click here for the full Aston Martin Vantage review

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Source:: Autocar