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Aston Martin Vantage verdict

2018 onwards (change model)
Parkers overall rating: 4.1 out of 54.1

Written by Murray Scullion Published: 20 August 2019 Updated: 28 April 2023

Should you buy an Aston Martin Vantage?

The Aston Martin Vantage isn’t perfect, but it is an impressive package, with its design, chassis and powertrain all striking a great balance between outright aggression and luxurious refinement.

A Porsche 911 might have a more solid interior, but the Aston feels more special to spend time in. To be honest, it feels more remarkable than the Mercedes AMG GT Coupe and Jaguar F-Type too, even if the former is more brutish and the latter is cheaper.

In terms of balance and driver enjoyment, the Aston strikes up a satisfying formula and you’ll struggle to find a fast car that feels as classy as this. And for that reason, we do recommend one.

What we like

It’s a special car. The looks are exciting and even the cheapest V8 engine is enigmatic. The V12 is deeply impractical and silly and will be celebrated by a lot of car enthusiasts.

What we don’t like

The interior is compromised in nearly every respect and not as up to date as its rivals and there’s no manual gearbox option.