What makes the Aston Martin V8 Vantage so much fun to drive?
With the new James Bond film finally out, moviegoers will likely be fantasising about owning a car as luxurious as the machines our favourite secret agents drives. Flashy, yet suave brands such as Aston Martin are the epitome of sleekness and sophistication, and the Aston Martin V8 Vantage is no different.
Don't let this car's position on the lower end of the luxury car price scale fool you, though – it's everything you'd expect from an Aston Martin and more.
Is it as stylish as everyone says?
The brand's most affordable vehicle, the Aston Martin V8 Vantage is a favourite amongst European auto lovers. According to Left Lane, the car, along with its V12, counterpart, sold 712 times across the continent in 2014. Compared to the Aston Martin Vanquish, which was bought 320 times in the same year, this is huge.
Don't let this car's position on the lower end of the luxury car price scale fool you, though – it's everything you'd expect from an Aston Martin and more. The company itself describes the car as nothing less than a work of art. The body possesses a smooth fluidity which vastly contributes to its dynamic sense of movement. Yet the Aston Martin V8 Vantage still manages to maintain an air of brawn.
A lavish leather interior contributes a satisfying sense of opulence without sacrificing comfort or practicality. Strictly a two seater, the Aston Martin V8 Vantage is has a delightfully sporty feel, whether you go for the convertible version or the coupe hatchback model.
How does it do on the road?
As expected, this is where the Aston Martin V8 Vantage truly shines. Its lightweight 4.7-litre engine effortlessly pushes the speedster from 0-99 kilometres per hour in just 4.9 seconds. Boasting a six-speed manual transmission, this car is a pleasure to drive.
Graceful and well-balanced, the Aston Martin V8 Vantage has a centre of gravity designed to be close to the road, fitting nicely with its low structure. This allows the car a greater level of dexterity when navigating tight corners.
Where can I test drive one?
You can test drive this car at Sunshine Automotive's Aston Martin dealership, Queensland's only authorised dealer of Aston Martins. Should you decide you want to make the Aston Martin V8 Vantage a permanent fixture in your garage, we also offer servicing. Our mechanics are well-versed in the intricacies and complexities of Aston Martins, so you'll be leaving your ride in the best hands.