Aston Martin

Aston Martin Vantage — Something special

Photo by Nathaniel Zanavich

By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman

(November 15, 2020) The Aston Martin Vantage is a great highway cruiser and works well for a long day behind the wheel, but don't let its admirable interstate manners fool you. The Vantage is a purpose-built performance machine. Example number one — its selectable suspension and throttle modes do not include a Comfort setting. Your choices are simply Sport, Sport + and Track. Example number two — it’s propelled by a potent 503-horsepower twin-turbo V-8 mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission that can hit 60 mpg in 3.5 seconds.