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Parkers overall rating: 4.5 out of 5 4.5
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Rivals

Aston Martin Vantage

4.5 out of 5 4.5

This is Aston Martin's entry level car - if you can call the hand built £80,000 Vantage entry level. Whereas its more expensive siblings are true Grand Tourers capable of traversing Europe rapidly and in luxurious comfort, the Vantage is much more sports car focused. Its revvy 4.3-litre V8 delivers a rush of power and its stiff chassis rewards even... read more

PROS

Sophisticated image, stunning performance, road presence, wonderful cabin

CONS

Waiting list, high price, expensive to run

Now in its fifth decade of continual evolution, the 911 is more honed and polished than ever. It retains those classic looks which have made Porsche such an iconic carmaker, but underneath lies some of the most sophisticated technology around. It's still rear-engined, but it's not intimidating to drive and offers incredible traction along with... read more

PROS

Outstanding performance and handling, classic styling, superbly build quality, immense brakes

CONS

Expensive to run, not as exclusive as other high performance cars, meagre standard kit

Maserati GranTurismo

3.4 out of 5 3.4

The Maserati GranTurismo coupe is the culmination of years of tradition. It’s a rival to the Bentley Continental GT, Porsche 911 and Aston Martin DB11 – all cars with a significant past to call upon – and so has a mighty job to do just to compete. But what of this history? Back in 1957 the Italian carmaker installed a large engine, sending power to... read more

PROS

  • Stunning looks inside and out
  • Powerful and characterful engines
  • Impressive comfort and handling mix
  • Simple range with lots of personalisation

CONS

  • Not much driver assistance tech available
  • Drivetrain technology is getting on a bit
  • Rivals have more engine and gearbox options
  • Running costs are going to hurt

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