Clarkson on Aston’s V12 Vantage
Posted: 21 May 2010
If I were to push my prejudice to one side and decide I wanted a V12, the car I'd want is the DBS. Chiefly because the bonnet doesn't look like an Eskimo's boot box. But also because the DBS is one of the greatest cars ever made. It's a full-on masterpiece, that thing, and even my old friend Tiff Needell, who normally loathes Astons, agrees.
The trouble is that it costs £160,000 and that's too much. It's so much in fact that I'd have to convince myself that the new Vantage, at £135,000 is 99 per cent of the DBS for £25,000 less. But is it? Could I ever be sure?