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7/10
Overall verdict

The Top Gear car review:Aston Martin Vantage

£93,989£171,194
7/10
Overall verdict
The Vantage remains a very desirable sportster, but it's time for a proper refresh
 

For: 

Gorgeous but fairly subtle styling, glorious noise. The V12 option

Against: 

Steering judder and kickback, feels a touch heavy

Overview

What is it?

Aston’s smallest sports car, the Vantage is a similar size to Porsche’s iconic 911, so not quite as wide or unwieldy as larger supercars. Gently revised since launch in 2005, it remains one of the best-looking vehicles on the road – a testament to Aston’s ability to create genuinely timeless classic design. It’s not exactly a cheap option, with the basic 420bhp, 0–62mph in 4.7, 4.7-litre V8 listing at over £90k, but you do get a sense that you’re in a ‘proper’ 180mph Aston Martin, with all the pub bragging rights that entails.

Highlights from the range

Title 0–62 CO2 MPG BHP Price
The fastest
S 2dr
3.7s 563 £140,495
The cheapest
S 2dr
4.6s 321g/km 20.5 430 £93,989
The greenest
S 2dr Sportshift
4.8s 296g/km 22.1 430 £98,989
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