Aston Martin Vantage (2019) -- TEST/DRIVE

We wait years to drive the new, 2019 Aston Martin Vantage, and... it rains at the track. No problem, because Aston's built an excellent, dynamically capable sports car. More in the video.

Full review at The Drive:
the-drive-web-staging.elasticbeanstalk.com/new-cars/20031/2019-aston-martin-vantage-first-drive-review-this-195-mph-predator-has-a-taste-for-porsches

Comments

    • rodrigo san roman
      rodrigo san roman

      How did they ruin one of the best car model designs so badly.

      about 14 hours ago
    • cwagon cwagon
      cwagon cwagon

      Looks like 30k. Sounds like 50k. Costs 150k.

      about 21 hour ago
    • THE DRIVE
      THE DRIVE In reply to cwagon cwagon

      cwagon cwagon Drives like $200k

      about 17 hours ago
    • FLASH CAR
      FLASH CAR

      Nice color..

      about 1 day ago
    • noah mccormick
      noah mccormick

      Thats not an Aston Martin thats the Mazdaraudi Gransport

      about 3 days ago
    • viperq
      viperq

      I like the front.

      about 4 days ago
    • lukthere2
      lukthere2

      Meh.

      about 4 days ago
    • a random frog
      a random frog

      aston marton vantage and db9 is so fucking sexy. jesus christ.

      about 4 days ago
    • zac m
      zac m

      Tesla?

      about 5 days ago
    • OrdinaryPlayer
      OrdinaryPlayer

      Sounds like a real car but looks like Tesla! 0 points for body matching the power. Cars like that have to look fast when standing still, it looks like its looking for a charge station!!!

      about 5 days ago
    • Steve D Wong
      Steve D Wong

      Out of all the reviews about the new Vantage, Your's is the best looking, production wise You are spot on. Thank You for the content & Please keep up the stellar production Vid's. Cheer's from $(E)ast-Van B.C., Canada

      about 5 days ago
    • earthstick
      earthstick

      3:18 I've never seen wipers mounted to move in the opposite direction. Did the guy that designed the instrument dials move on to doing wiper blades?

      about 5 days ago
    • Gábor Baumgartner
      Gábor Baumgartner

      Nevr heard of a Haston Marten

      about 5 days ago
    • THE DRIVE
      THE DRIVE In reply to Gábor Baumgartner

      Gábor Baumgartner Huh?

      about 5 days ago
    • Blake Swan
      Blake Swan

      An ugly Mercedes....pass

      about 5 days ago
    • MAADUECE
      MAADUECE

      the front looks like its something out of the telsa design studio

      about 6 days ago
    • Ruby Bird
      Ruby Bird

      Aston Martin what are you thinking!

      about 6 days ago
    • Robin Hoeger
      Robin Hoeger

      Did they hire Mitsubishi's design team from the 90's? This car is too ugly to be an Aston. I'll take the less expensive and infinitely better looking Mercedes GTS.

      about 6 days ago
    • Roger Skagerström
      Roger Skagerström

      Last good looking Aston was the DB9 imho. Front is dull in the same way the MP4/12C was dull. It's not as ugly as the DB11 though.

      about 6 days ago
    • Humberto Amorim
      Humberto Amorim

      This car just doesn't look good

      about 6 days ago
    • rené Baills
      rené Baills

      cette aston martin n'a pas la classe de ses devancières,on dirait une voiture de rappeur!

      about 6 days ago
    • El Pequeño Pene
      El Pequeño Pene

      jo u

      about 6 days ago
    • P K
      P K

      This wannabe stunner's only party piece is the rear end just like a wannabe pop star end up shagged by everyone. All the hype around the Aston badge and slowly losing its relevance. The truth is that they aren't well built nor reliable or special enough anymore. Inside rather similar to Amg GT. Too many outdated merc parts all over the place, not innovative.

      about 6 days ago
    • Jim L
      Jim L

      The looks have lost all the class i usually associate with Aston Martin.

      about 6 days ago
    • Trent Gibson
      Trent Gibson

      The lights are boring, the gaps are huge, the grill is wayyyy off

      about 6 days ago
    • Comprime Rouge
      Comprime Rouge

      I LOVE the looks. Absolutely perfect.

      about 6 days ago
    • David Williams
      David Williams

      Ha ha I see others saw the same as me! looks like the new Miata (MX5)

      about 6 days ago
    • ViRuSTriNiTy
      ViRuSTriNiTy

      Everybody complains about the looks, i would rather complain about the shitty merc engine noise.

      about 6 days ago
    • Onoff314
      Onoff314

      150K Miata

      about 6 days ago
    • tom7601
      tom7601

      At least it's not a 4-door...

      about 7 days ago
    • Jony Gomez
      Jony Gomez

      Esta muy padre el carro

      about 7 days ago
    • Noah Correia
      Noah Correia

      I think some hood air vents, like the ones on the first gen imprezas, or even some harder body lines on the hood would really pull the look together. The grill is so aggressive but the hood is so basic.

      about 7 days ago
    • Imleocalm
      Imleocalm

      A MANUAL! Welp, time to start saving....

      about 7 days ago
    • Eric Valverde
      Eric Valverde

      ok...the engine is not build by them?! thats bullshit 😭, where's that awesome V12?! dont say they'll get it from Mercedes...not again

      about 7 days ago
    • John Boot
      John Boot

      Yea not really impressive numbers 505 hp i mean.. the mustang gt and cameros are almost all at that now a days. Big deal

      about 7 days ago
    • Miguel G
      Miguel G

      It takes a little bit of teh tesla front

      about 7 days ago
    • greatgamer34
      greatgamer34

      Looks like a sexy miata.

      about 7 days ago
    • Saif A
      Saif A

      Aston Martin needs to fire whoever created this hideous car.

      about 7 days ago
    • ThunderGoatz
      ThunderGoatz

      An AMG V8, with a manual? AND an aston body? Yes please

      about 7 days ago
    • koab78
      koab78

      Looks like a slightly redesigned ND Miata.

      about 7 days ago
    • Jonas The Movie
      Jonas The Movie

      So a european Ford looks more like an Aston Martin than and Aston Martin does?

      about 7 days ago
    • Boom bap
      Boom bap

      front of this looks quite not finished, it misses some more expressive edges on the bonet or I dont know.. something .. but in darker silver? yes I love it and I want it !!!! I think in reality it will looks amazing.

      about 7 days ago
    • Mateo Garcia
      Mateo Garcia

      the manual transmission will elevate this car to another level (in terms of driver experience)

      about 7 days ago
    • OriginalOrigins
      OriginalOrigins

      Looks like a tesla or something

      about 7 days ago
    • Dexter Sullen 'TRUTH'
      Dexter Sullen 'TRUTH'

      I hope the plan on making a v12 variant with the infamous 6.0 v12

      about 7 days ago
    • THE DRIVE
      THE DRIVE In reply to Dexter Sullen 'TRUTH'

      Dexter Sullen 'TRUTH' Fingers crossed

      about 7 days ago
    • Atem S.
      Atem S.

      STICK!?! OMG.. YES PLEASE!!!

      about 7 days ago
    • maximus1318able
      maximus1318able

      Yeah you did have to tell us what car it is. That has to be the most bland and unattractive Aston Martin ever made.

      about 7 days ago
    • whiteandnerdytuba
      whiteandnerdytuba

      Not even the e63 or gt engine, just close your eyes and listen to that c63.

      about 7 days ago
    • Greg Blank
      Greg Blank

      4 liter AMG twin turbo V8....and only 500 hp? Owch! How much does this cost? Bummer.

      about 7 days ago
    • callum bennett
      callum bennett In reply to Greg Blank

      Greg Blank Its done intentionally to allow for more power in later, more hardcore models of this Vantage plus a quick ECU tune can add so much more power.

      about 7 days ago
    • xevious2501
      xevious2501

      Aston and a miata = Asmiatoana

      about 7 days ago
    • Greg Blank
      Greg Blank In reply to xevious2501

      More like ASSmiatoana....I would take a $1500 Craigslist Miata over this pile xD

      about 7 days ago
    • Gabesafish
      Gabesafish

      Hey look, that guy thinks he’s fooling us into believing his Miata is a Lamborghini by using a Lambo color.

      Aston Martin, what are you doing? That is NOT in keeping with the AM image AT ALL.

      about 7 days ago
    • PixelVogue
      PixelVogue

      Stupid wipers and rear Renault Megane lookalike arse ruined it!

      about 7 days ago
    • Honald Trinton
      Honald Trinton

      Can’t get over the headlights, look straight out of 1990

      about 7 days ago
    • Jon's Adventure
      Jon's Adventure

      im sorry but i wont be picking one up

      about 7 days ago
    • Overdose
      Overdose

      I actually like the styling but I really don't like that color. I don't want to drive a Kermit the Frog themed Aston Martin.

      about 7 days ago
    • Overdose
      Overdose In reply to Overdose

      Thanks for the info! I think I'd go with Intense Blue.

      about 6 days ago
    • Jack Vande Polder
      Jack Vande Polder

      Love the rear, hate the front...

      about 7 days ago
    • Pete Medina
      Pete Medina

      Nice looking car

      about 7 days ago
    • rodrigo san roman
      rodrigo san roman In reply to Pete Medina

      Are we looking at the same car?

      about 14 hours ago
    • Patrick
      Patrick

      CHANGE THE FRONT HEADLIGHTS PETITION!!

      about 7 days ago
    • THUNDERDAD
      THUNDERDAD

      Looks like a Tesla had sex with an MX-5.

      about 7 days ago
    • Hunter Parleir
      Hunter Parleir

      I do not like the front end at all, lmao. Looks like any other regular car on the road unless you manage to catch the Aston Martin badge haha. I also strongly dislike the fact that they are using a Mercedes Engine. I love Mercedes and their engines! I think Mercedes, BMW, and Porsche build the best engines of them all, but I would never buy a car that costs this much money that doesn’t even have its own specially designed engine. I’m pretty sure this car won’t sell well, but who knows! They might prove me wrong.

      about 7 days ago
    • Hunter Parleir
      Hunter Parleir In reply to Hunter Parleir

      Well, that's just my opinion. Very bland car, using another manufacturers engine. I think Aston Martin has plenty of money for R&D, lmao.

      about 4 days ago
    • Scuf Records
      Scuf Records In reply to Hunter Parleir

      I’m pretty sure this car will sell like crazy. Also I’d rather Aston uses arguably the best V8 out there that’s proven instead of a half-developed one by themselves. The company is still small and they’re not made out of money to r&d engines. Yes for their flagship models like DB11 and (future) vanquish with the V12 but not for a bottom end sports car.

      about 5 days ago
    • MrAceekidd
      MrAceekidd In reply to Hunter Parleir

      Hunter Parleir AM wanna focus on their flagship engines not the V8 hence why they r using MB'S AMG engine, they can't go wrong with that and it's tuned their way.

      about 5 days ago
    • Alex Martinez
      Alex Martinez In reply to Hunter Parleir

      Hunter Parleir I agree accept for Zonda. MB V12 is just fine in that car lol

      about 6 days ago
    • jeffshootsstuff
      jeffshootsstuff

      Astons got really sexy for a while and they've taken 3 steps backward the past few years. They used to be boneriffic. Not so much anymore.

      about 7 days ago
    • HawkMillFarm
      HawkMillFarm

      And on the road???

      about 7 days ago
    • Crissom
      Crissom

      Looks like someone started to design this car, took a break and then said "fuck it, let's ship it like this."

      about 7 days ago
    • rodrigo san roman
      rodrigo san roman In reply to Crissom

      spot on!

      about 14 hours ago
    • Ozzstar
      Ozzstar

      Front end is uglier than a street walker who ran face first into a brick wall at full speed.

      about 7 days ago
    • Frozen Car Guy
      Frozen Car Guy

      Why does it look so, what's the word, plasticky?

      about 7 days ago
    • tomislav dujic
      tomislav dujic

      please buy me fiat seicento. its very very cheap!!thanks!

      about 7 days ago
    • Waantedx
      Waantedx

      I love the look of the new vantage but that colour is awful. Press car colours are always terrible and this manages to be the worst of them.i get it shows off the lines of the car better but its so ugly

      about 7 days ago
    • Khayman Wells
      Khayman Wells

      "I don't have to tell you what this is"
      *tells us anyway*

      about 7 days ago
    • DiscoveryLegend
      DiscoveryLegend

      Looks like a model S coupe

      about 7 days ago
    • Two Stroke
      Two Stroke

      Looks like a Mazda

      about 7 days ago
    • Eventus Vantos
      Eventus Vantos In reply to Two Stroke

      Two Stroke *if you're blind.

      about 5 hours ago
    • Sa'ed Rayan
      Sa'ed Rayan

      Isn’t looks Volvo style tail light

      about 7 days ago
    • gregorius77
      gregorius77

      Looks wise I would take the AMG GTS over this. Never thought id say that about an Aston. They usually make the best looking cars in the world.

      about 7 days ago
    • Start Art
      Start Art

      Great review! It is my new favorite car.

      about 7 days ago
    • McLarenBMW
      McLarenBMW

      Ghastly design, shitty Asston

      about 7 days ago
    • tommy d u b b s
      tommy d u b b s

      This looks like a bland mazda... and it should be, give it 300 hp, stick shift, and have it start at 28k and il buy it now...

      about 7 days ago
    • tommy d u b b s
      tommy d u b b s In reply to tommy d u b b s

      Scuf Records cuz hp costs money and i dont want an 80k car.. 300hp is perfect in stock form

      about 5 days ago
    • Scuf Records
      Scuf Records In reply to tommy d u b b s

      Why would you want less HP?

      about 5 days ago
    • tommy d u b b s
      tommy d u b b s In reply to tommy d u b b s

      George Crowley too small and under powered

      about 7 days ago
    • George Crowley
      George Crowley In reply to tommy d u b b s

      They make something at that price point, called an MX-5. Go buy one.

      about 7 days ago
    • Zenox Thanatoz
      Zenox Thanatoz In reply to tommy d u b b s

      tbh i dont need thatmuch of accel and speed.. just cheap and good looking car will do.. like lotus evora that nice body with reliable engine of honda..

      about 7 days ago
    • ULT1M4T3G4M3R
      ULT1M4T3G4M3R

      An Aston Martin should be elegant and sporty at the same time. Neither the interior or exterior have an elegant look

      about 7 days ago
    • rtcmanga
      rtcmanga

      Why does Aston Martin needs a sports car in flashy colours and black rims? Where has the timeless elegance gone?? One of the last brands who could deliver an esthetic, sophisticated designed car... that's a pity... seems like all brands want to cater only the mob... what a shame!

      about 7 days ago
    • THE DRIVE
      THE DRIVE In reply to rtcmanga

      It was a bit too bold perhaps (the color did pop in the rain, tho). But it looks great in darker colors, like the gunmetal and black. Guaranteed, no one will buy this in Lambo colors.

      about 7 days ago
    • Man O War
      Man O War

      I would rather see this car in person before judging it's overall design.

      about 7 days ago
    • Dušan Pešić
      Dušan Pešić

      rear reminds me of an fd rx-7

      about 7 days ago
    • 2.FRESH! 76
      2.FRESH! 76

      Front and side look nice, prefer the old front though.

      about 7 days ago
    • Nicolas Tessari
      Nicolas Tessari

      beautiful

      about 7 days ago
    • xyz12334567898
      xyz12334567898

      What is a “Haston Martin”?

      about 7 days ago
    • DrRyan82994
      DrRyan82994

      Looks like a tennis shoe

      about 7 days ago
    • Mike 1
      Mike 1

      Deary me, Aston used to be extremely high in the list for looks.... not with this one... and the colour FFS haha

      about 7 days ago
    • 75ShadowShooter
      75ShadowShooter

      Styled by Mattel?

      about 7 days ago
    • Colin Stuart
      Colin Stuart

      Hood gap is kinda weird

      about 7 days ago
    • Hamzah Patel
      Hamzah Patel

      This is the ugliest thing Aston has ever made. wtf were they thinking

      about 7 days ago
    • Ahmet Korkmaz
      Ahmet Korkmaz

      So pure design

      about 7 days ago
    • Child Predator
      Child Predator

      Wish they would have vents like the Vulcan on the hood. It’s just pretty boring.

      about 7 days ago
    • pezzonovante888
      pezzonovante888

      It really looks amazing. That color works so well, too. Awesome car.

      about 7 days ago
    • Indian Train Simulator
      Indian Train Simulator

      Those headlights looks like the MX5

      about 7 days ago
    • Peter M
      Peter M

      Looks like an Aston made a baby with a Tesla or something. Don't like. 😑

      about 7 days ago
    • Abhijit Shetty
      Abhijit Shetty In reply to Peter M

      Peter M that's what I thought...the front is ugly....but the back looks good

      about 4 days ago
    • Samuel Lavigne-Cloutier
      Samuel Lavigne-Cloutier

      This car looks like it should be the cover of the next Forza game. More Forza Motorsport than Horizon, but I would still be happy if it were there for this year's game.

      about 7 days ago
    • Erick Colbert
      Erick Colbert

      Not a bad look. Looks like something James Bond 7000 would drive in year 2342.

      about 7 days ago
    • Jameel Ja
      Jameel Ja

      It looks like a cross between a Miata and jag f-type

      about 7 days ago
    • Eric Smith
      Eric Smith

      That's one ugly car......Mazda MX5? looks cheap

      about 7 days ago
    • Eric Smith
      Eric Smith

      Mazda MX5?

      about 7 days ago
    • BaseballGuy 24
      BaseballGuy 24

      Not very good looking. Might be the ugly front as everyone else is alluding to. The back might be sexy, but the front is so ugly that I can’t even appreciate the booty.

      about 7 days ago
    • Z zz
      Z zz

      Mercedes is just recycling remaining GTs with added value. This fiscal year is already successful.

      about 7 days ago
    • Stan Oster
      Stan Oster

      I love this car!❤️

      about 7 days ago
    • Mateo Suvelza Auza
      Mateo Suvelza Auza

      So beautiful...
      And you can have it with MT

      about 7 days ago
    • lowstrife
      lowstrife

      Looks way worse than their older Vantage lines. 2008, 2009... GOAT years.

      about 7 days ago
    • rodrigo san roman
      rodrigo san roman In reply to lowstrife

      The 09 has to be one of the best looking used Astons out there.

      about 14 hours ago
    • Elia
      Elia In reply to lowstrife

      lowstrife nah 1985 Vantage was the best ever looking one

      about 7 days ago