Looking the Part

The Aston Martin Vantage GT has the appearance of a winner. There is a motorsports adage that says the best way to make a small fortune in racing is to begin with a large one. Such cynicism predates the Aston Martin Vantage GT, a new version of the V8 Vantage that has a starting price […]

Speed and Endurance

Aston Martin’s small and sporty V12 Vantage S Roadster has the potential to live a long and fast life.  The Ritz-Carlton in Rancho Mirage, Calif., sits atop a bluff in the Santa Rosa Mountains, surrounded by a bighorn sheep reserve and overlooking Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley. The setting is breathtaking and exclusive. It is […]

Aston Martin Debuts the Breezy, 510 hp V12 Vantage Roadster

Aston Martin isn’t an automaker that maintains a huge portfolio of models, but it certainly makes the most of what it has. Witness the V8 Vantage Coupe, which since its auspicious 2005 introduction has begotten a succession of ever-more-dazzling offspring, including the V8 Vantage Roadster, the Prodrive V8 Vantage, the N400, the V8 Vantage S, […]

Car of the Year 2011: No. 4 Aston Martin V12 Vantage

Roaring Yet Refined Full disclosure: The V12 Vantage was my favorite car of the year. The Aston Martin went to the front of this year’s lineup because of its unmatched aesthetics, long-distance comfort, ample power, and a Lazarus-stirring exhaust note. By pairing its big engine with its smallest and most nimble platform, Aston Martin has […]

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