Autos: Less Is More

With the notable exceptions of hearses and London taxicabs, everything on wheels seems to travel better as an open carriage. Even ordinary, invisible coupes become noticeable when their tops are removed and their drivers’ and passengers’ senses are freed from the confines of spirit-stifling metal and glass.   The Aston Martin V8 Vantage is no […]

Car of the Year 2006: Aston Martin V8 Vantage

The V8 Vantage upends the notion that an automaker’s most expensive vehicle is its most desirable. According to the consensus of our judges—who last year crowned the Aston Martin DB9 as Car of the Year winner—this two-seat sports GT offers the British marque’s best drive. The Vantage betters the DB9 and the bespoke Aston Martin […]