The new Aston Martin Vantage landed, and of course it grabbed my attention as a potential Shmeemobile alongside my Vantage GT8, the last of the previous generation. After expressing interest and completing a spec, the final price landed higher than I had expected. Now that the car has arrived to test drive, do I regret my decision, should I still be buying one?

For the new Vantage, Aston Martin worked with the expertise of AMG for the engine; a 4.0l biturbo V8 making 510hp and 685Nm. Combining that with an 8spd automatic gearbox, stylish looks and modern interior makes it quite an interesting proposition. However, having looked into a car and running through a spec, it came out to approximately £150,000, but is it worth that price?

Thanks for watching, Tim

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Comments

    • Shmee150
      Shmee150

      My first opportunity to drive the new Aston Martin Vantage, a car that has definitely been of interest to me as a future Shmeemobile. However, with a rather high price tag I've not gone for it at the moment, what do you think I should do?

      about 1 year ago
    • Antler Wales
      Antler Wales In reply to Shmee150

      @tris7 ...good point - screams new money - exactly my thoughts.

      about 11 months ago
    • Danny Thomas
      Danny Thomas In reply to Shmee150

      Your GT8 is waaay better. But this is a very good car though.

      about 1 year ago
    • Chris Tyreman
      Chris Tyreman In reply to Shmee150

      LOOKS AWFUL

      about 1 year ago
    • patrick adsuar
      patrick adsuar In reply to Shmee150

      Your take away is why I didn't put an order in, and instead went the Porsche GTS route. This Vantage is too much money compared to its rivals, and having been a 2014 Vantage S owner, I too struggle with some of the design choices around the head lights and the interior. I cringe to think what the Vantage S version of this car will cost. As for the sound, I know plenty of people like the AMG sound, i'm not a big fan, and this car still sounds more AMG than Aston.

      about 1 year ago
    • Matthew Sabo
      Matthew Sabo

      The word that comes to my mind about the design, is simple. Nothing complex. And I really like it a lot!!

      about 4 days ago
    • Dean Knight
      Dean Knight

      It’s a incredible car. I drove it. The negative comments below are somewhat valid. This is not a very good spec!

      about 22 days ago
    • Oh adams
      Oh adams

      i see a lot of resemblance with Jaguar type R Coupe

      about 1 month ago
    • Senshi Bat
      Senshi Bat

      the engine bays too Teutonic[hessian/scot/brit heritage-here] the interior is very nice with the Q sport seats colour options until an s variant comes out or volante? we actually leik the toggles and buttons.but miss the ECU key more. the headlamps are not quiet right sir its leik looking at a nice lady and then she turns to show a sadly crooked nose sort of impression. hard to shake subliminal thing.but we are seriously placing it 3rd on a list behind used virages db9 gt or 7spd standard vantages on auto finders dbs when they went to the new gears zf had something naturally aspirated you just need before they force you to pedal w a dastardly battery i nthe boot. of course the BEO over the 160w Aston audio is worth it if you drive more then 20km one way.

      about 3 months ago
    • Senshi Bat
      Senshi Bat

      side back interior very nice front not so keen on the headlamps they do a cats eye slant ok but the trim is a bit plain. -so you have that and dont expect the GT style long road trips in the same manner but its do able.

      about 3 months ago
    • Hate that colour!

      about 4 months ago
    • David Oconnell
      David Oconnell

      The front end looks alot like the new miata

      about 4 months ago
    • D. Veiga
      D. Veiga

      I still dont like the headlights. I prefer the looks of the vanquish.

      about 4 months ago
    • Constantine Joseph
      Constantine Joseph

      But it is for me.. here in Singapore it costs 690k sgd or about 580k usd

      about 5 months ago
    • Adam Winter
      Adam Winter

      I like that car so much!!!

      about 5 months ago
    • Qasim Abid
      Qasim Abid

      Baaaaaaad video😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡

      about 5 months ago
    • Qasim Abid
      Qasim Abid

      Crappy review video. Not at all comprehensive

      about 5 months ago
    • Cychopath99
      Cychopath99

      Ugliest new Aston Martin model in the last 2 decades ...

      about 6 months ago
    • Grade A Director
      Grade A Director

      Lol looks like a Kia stinger in the back

      about 6 months ago
    • T Newland
      T Newland

      Not my cup of tea. So glad to have sprung for a '15 V8 Vantage GT roadster. This is not the first time a car company has taken a step back from an iconic design; nor, unfortunately, will it be the last. Are you listening Porsche?

      about 7 months ago
    • Phughster 911
      Phughster 911

      Why oh why didn't they just style it like the db10 from Spectre? The headlights and grill on the db10 are way nicer than this very Japanese looking car.

      about 7 months ago
    • Kohei Yamaguchi
      Kohei Yamaguchi

      Yes it is very good looking car with good quality and technology, it doesn't sound ASTON MARTIN.

      about 7 months ago
    • K Mac
      K Mac

      I feel like the boy looking at the emperors new clothes,wtf are those lip/flanges front and rear.look's like an after market kit imo

      about 7 months ago
    • Jon
      Jon

      Can’t afford it can you

      about 7 months ago
    • TheLightningwrath
      TheLightningwrath

      I love it. Could use better lights tho and a cooler exhaust

      about 9 months ago
    • DJBobbyChicago
      DJBobbyChicago

      You’re right about the front. It looks like a Miata from the front.

      about 9 months ago
    • Hazulkar
      Hazulkar

      Yeah, I don't like the front light either. Looks lame to be honest. I mean this is an Aston Martin, it should look anything but lame. The DB11 or DBS Superleggera is beautiful!

      about 10 months ago
    • ginsunh
      ginsunh

      Put a bag over this car's head, it's hideous. If Mitsubishi made a 2019 Eclipse coupe, it would look like this car, inside and out.

      about 10 months ago
    • mrpmj00
      mrpmj00

      Love it except the ugly front headlights (looks like the Corvette C6 or Mazda mx5 or Tesla roadster2) and ugly Volvo taillights. They should have made the Vantage look exactly like the DB10... why fuck up perfection?

      about 10 months ago
    • SKDK
      SKDK

      Reminds me alot of the newer AMGs

      about 10 months ago
    • Tommy Wang
      Tommy Wang

      Aston Martin 63 AMG.

      about 11 months ago
    • Ulukai Azgard
      Ulukai Azgard

      wow, youtubers really need tuition. Weak driving skills

      about 11 months ago
    • Michael Kastner
      Michael Kastner

      Honda civic has bigger exhaust pipes

      about 11 months ago
    • turnech
      turnech

      For that matter...the DB11 is also an ugly car. The change in Aston styling reminds me of the design destruction Chris Bangle wrought on BMW for so long. It's sad to see a traditionally classic and beautiful GT brand get trashed like this by terrible design decisions.

      about 11 months ago