Oh my, that is one great looking car! Does it come in a stick? I drove the V8 Vantage a few years ago and loved it! It was just way too expensive.
Yes! That's a big part of what makes the Vantage so appealing to me.Does it come in a stick?
I don't think I'd mind something a bit more GT-ish than an Evora, but Car & Driver says that the new Vantage GT "rides on a sport suspension tuned closely to that of the Vantage S" so it sounds like it may be a bit more sporty in its handling than the standard Vantage.I have a Vantage in the family in addition to the Evora. It is a nice car but is much more of a GT car. The driving experience to me is akin to a nicer M3. It is closer to a Gran Turismo to me. Some people would prefer that, others wouldn't.
Of course that Vantage will be the slowest of the 3 IMHO. Look at last month's Motor Trend right upI test drove a V8 Vantage last saturday and was right near the edge of saying "screw it, I'm getting me an Aston," but with Abe's new store and loaner program avail, I might yet give the Evora another chance. Prior to the Vantage, I drove the F-type v6s and v8s back to back, they were great, louder, more responsive than the aston, but something about the vantage that holds it above the jags in every way. As it stand, Evora > V8 Vantage > Jags.... but my gosh, that picture you posted is absolute stunning.
Handling still isn't up there with the Evora even with the S suspension IMO but for normal street driving it isn't noticeable and is infinitely more comfortable. Manual gearbox is much better than the Evora as well again IMO.Yes! That's a big part of what makes the Vantage so appealing to me.
I don't think I'd mind something a bit more GT-ish than an Evora, but Car & Driver says that the new Vantage GT "rides on a sport suspension tuned closely to that of the Vantage S" so it sounds like it may be a bit more sporty in its handling than the standard Vantage.
So, they're following Maserati's strategy on a lower cost model to boost volume? Good for them.I didn't realize they had fallen so low. Funny - great auto blogger guy Doug DeMuro (on Jalopnik) did a whole article on how driving a USED luxury/exotic makes people think you are a baller.
Every time I see an Aston, I usually think I am looking at big hitter. Probably because, to the untrained eye, a 5 year old like mine, a 5 year old Aston looks just like a new one. Translation: they both look like Jaguars! . Didn't realize that the 'baller' I'm looking at in the Aston probably paid less for his car then I did for my S4 or my neighbor did for his 5 series.