Aston Martin Vantage joins the fleet
It's always exciting to add a new supercar to the fleet. But at the same time, it meant saying goodbye to an old friend, our loyal S. Arguably only a small change in and , once you get behind the of the new , you immediately feel the big difference the 'little' tweaks have made.
"This mint Vantage with its gorgeous new lines, exquisite interiors, and radically updated cockpit, truly out-performs the older model in every way possible. We are beyond certain our club members and clients are going to love test-driving this British motoring masterpiece."Kevin Burns, Managing Director
The arrival of the new supercar
Taking delivery of the new Aston Martin with '19 plates was quite the . While you might picture a flatbed truck rolling up to our Donington Park HQ in a Hollywood style slow-motion sequence, with Aston Martin's handing over the keys personally, that's not quite what happened, as we'll now reveal.
Managing director Kevin Burns actually made the trip to the Aston Martin dealership himself and he had a trusted with him, our old S. One last farewell trip in the black . One last press of the . The last phone disconnect from the system. And one last roar of the V8 .
"Our Aston Martin Vantage S was ready to be retired. It was a very sombre drive from Donington to the Nottingham Aston Martin Dealership."Kevin Burns, Managing Director
While it was sad to see the first car of our fleet leave, the sadness didn't linger as the excitement of a new addition took pole position.
While we thoroughly enjoyed a in our original Vantage S with its luxurious and empowering attitude, the new addition simply blew our minds. Not only are we looking at 90 additional bhp, but also at a considerable increase in the car's acceleration. We're talking about shaving an entire second of the 0-60 time, bringing it down to 3.6 seconds.
We'd never advocate pushing the needle all the way on our Derbyshire roads, but geeks like us will revel in the fact the max speed has nosed up to 195mph. The V8 under the hood could never disappoint, producing a breathtaking 505 lb-ft of torque. The stats look quite impressive and paint a compelling picture of the new , however, it's not actually telling you that much about the though is it? All the cars in our supercar fleet have impressive specs, otherwise, they wouldn't get through the garage doors.
So what exactly do we look for when identifying a potential addition to our fleet? Dimensions of the ? eight of the
No, what we care about is the drivability and of the sports car. We care about how it , if it feels or even if it's too to handle on everyday roads.
The drivability of the Vantage is second to none, with a very comfortable Lamborghini Huracán Spyder, for example, but the Vantage is a lot more comfortable and offers better visibility. And most importantly, it comes with ! Now switch it from Sports and to Sports Plus and you'll feel the suspension and enhance your fun even more. And we haven't even mentioned Track yet., making the driver the centre point of the . You may not be as close to the tarmac and the as you are in a
We've already established that the new Aston Martin Porsche 911 GT3 or just about every Ferrari. Whisper it, but we suspect it might have something to do with the fact that the British manufacturer has its own line of matching luxury luggage. the driver at the centre of the , but other than the what else does it ? Besides the obvious luxury that Aston Martin drivers are used to, it's full of fun little surprises. Let's start with the . Most supercars are notoriously known for not having a lot of , including our beloved
Also good news, is the Vantage is jam-packed with gadgets that'll help you customise the to your liking - hence all the on the centre console. Besides the already mentioned suspension and settings, your comfort is aided by the dual climate control settings. All in all, you couldn't really be much more comfortable in a supercar.
We end our introduction on the Top Gear proclaimed it an 'oddball square '. While it undeniably looks a little strange at first glance, it feels incredibly comfortable to drive. There has been a lot of talk about the Vantage's design.
After the first few weeks of breaking in the car, we can safely say that we're delighted the the fleet. Now we're looking forward to seeing the delighted faces of our members as they rev the V8 engine. See you soon.