2011 Aston Martin Vantage S
In about five hours--at 00:00:01 GMT, to be exact--we'll be back with our first drive of the Vantage track special, straight from Spain's Ascari privateer course, where slate-floored showers and catered paddocks give the joint a distinctly different air from the usual dirt troughs and RV parking lots of the less well-funded circuits.
It's hard for us to get tired of driving Astons, and truth, even a five-airline jaunt through the Geneva Motor Show and another set of first drives didn't compress our joy for the 430-hp tuned Vantage. We like to think we rose to the occasion--so high, we couldn't fit under the coupe's tight roof, and had to go right-drive around the track in a British-market roadster, as you can see above.
The Vantage S is available for order now, priced at $138,000 for the hardtop and $151,000. But you want to know more, obviously, before you plunk down a roll of Clevelands.
That's why you need to come back about 7 p.m., East Coast time, for the final word on why this clubsport Aston is so worthy. Stay tuned.