Clarkson on Aston’s V12 Vantage
Posted: 21 May 2010
This car, then, could almost have been designed with me in mind. It has the right gearbox. The right blend of handling and ride. And the right amount of power. I drove it on my usual test-route through the Cotswolds and must say, it was exactly what I'd been expecting. Brilliant. One of the very, very best.
Some niggles though. It comes with the Pirelli P Zero Corsa tyres which hang onto the road like it's a ledge and there's a 2,000 foot drop. The grip is outstanding. But they are billed as dry bias tyres which is another way of saying that in a light shower, there will be no grip at all and that you will soon be flying through the windscreen.