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 10 months ago
    • Antler Wales
      Antler Wales In reply to Shmee150

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

      about 5 months ago
    • Danny Thomas
      Danny Thomas In reply to Shmee150

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

      about 6 months ago
    • Chris Tyreman
      Chris Tyreman In reply to Shmee150

      LOOKS AWFUL

      about 8 months 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 9 months ago
    • Cychopath99
      Cychopath99

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

      about 11 days ago
    • Grade A Director
      Grade A Director

      Lol looks like a Kia stinger in the back

      about 12 days 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 29 days 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 1 month ago
    • Kohei Yamaguchi
      Kohei Yamaguchi

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

      about 1 month 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 1 month ago
    • Jon
      Jon

      Can’t afford it can you

      about 1 month ago
    • TheLightningwrath
      TheLightningwrath

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

      about 3 months ago
    • DJBobbyChicago
      DJBobbyChicago

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

      about 3 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 3 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 4 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 4 months ago
    • SKDK
      SKDK

      Reminds me alot of the newer AMGs

      about 4 months ago
    • Tommy Wang
      Tommy Wang

      Aston Martin 63 AMG.

      about 5 months ago
    • Ulukai Azgard
      Ulukai Azgard

      wow, youtubers really need tuition. Weak driving skills

      about 5 months ago
    • Michael Kastner
      Michael Kastner

      Honda civic has bigger exhaust pipes

      about 5 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 5 months ago
    • turnech
      turnech

      Saw one up close and personal at the local Aston dealer. I typically love the Aston styling, but this new vantage with the Miata headlights is really a hideous car.

      about 5 months ago
    • British Bulldog
      British Bulldog

      Nice car, pity they've sold out to the bloody German's and used a Merc engine in it, for that reason I'm giving the video a thumbs down. 😑

      about 5 months ago
    • Ali Jamili
      Ali Jamili

      Will there be a standard gearbox option in the future?

      about 5 months ago
    • Henry Zhang
      Henry Zhang

      the center buttons just gave me goose bumps.

      about 5 months ago
    • Henry Zhang
      Henry Zhang

      what do you guys think of the Aston Martin instructor? Can't keep his mouth shut.

      about 5 months ago
    • Senshi Bat
      Senshi Bat

      the configurator doesn't do justice here. the sapphire key gone the hydraulic gone the naturally aspirated gone still efficient and more differentiated from the other ships in the line. variety. and always there is the Q werks JA!

      about 6 months ago
    • Jiheem Vohor
      Jiheem Vohor

      The db10 look better

      about 6 months ago
    • Steve Jovan
      Steve Jovan

      It’s no longer a British car as its a German under the hood. Worse is that for the price there are plenty of better cars. Mind you the new 911 is less than a year away!

      about 6 months ago
    • Francisco Espírito-Santo
      Francisco Espírito-Santo

      The front is bloody awful!

      about 6 months ago
    • mcranoxp
      mcranoxp

      deffo need in silver

      about 6 months ago
    • Christopher Mangels
      Christopher Mangels

      1st generation: one of the most beautiful cars ever designed
      2nd generation: utter shite - no Aston-esque class left - mega disappointed

      This car could have a Corvette sign on it - I wouldn't mind.

      about 6 months ago
    • mrpmj00
      mrpmj00

      The Vantage looks like it's got a cleft-lip and needs immediate reconstructive surgery.

      about 6 months ago