A brand that's had a rollercoaster ride in recent times, most recently in the aftermath of being unloaded by Ford into the safe hands of Prodrive genius Dave Richards - a man who understands. The cars epitomise the heritage down to the last detail, which can obviously include fragility and unreliability.
$334,000 - $396,970
Purest class, and doubly delicious to those in the know for being the car that kick-started Aston's renaissance. A brawny, sexy GT with a V12 under the bonnet.
Could have suspension made from bamboo for all we care – all will be forgotten once you put the roof down and hear that 6.0-litre V12.
In essence a tighter, harder, faster DB9, but in spirit much closer to the fantastically hairy-chested thrills of the old Vanquish S. Makes a Ferrari look naff. Exquisite.
$258,737 - $292,898
Teasingly accessible for an Aston, and a small step up from the dynamically superior but infinitely less cool Porsche 911. The devil on your shoulder says 'go on...'
You could argue that there’s a fraction more scuttle shake and imprecision than with the coupe. Or you could just look at it. The second option is the correct one.