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2011 Aston Martin Vantage - Review


out of 10

As Aston's smallest offering (aside from the tiny Cygnet), the Vantage is also the most biased toward performance, rather than comfort, though it doesn't yield an inch on luxury. MotorAuthority has driven the Vantage in several forms, and finds it to be at once refined and yet pleasingly raw in its performance. We rate the 2011 Aston Martin Vantage 8 out of 10.

The 2011 Vantage is available in a number of variants, including a V-12-powered V12 Vantage model; the Nurburgring-inspired, slightly lighter N420; the Vantage S; and others. The standard Vantage is powered by a 4.7-liter V-8 engine rated for 420 horsepower and a 4.7-second 0-60 mph sprint. The Vantage S adds 10 horsepower and shaves two tenths from the 0-60. The heavily modified V12 Vantage adds another 30 to the Vantage S, for a total of 510 horsepower, while cutting the 60-mph run to 4.2 seconds. Whichever model you choose, the Vantage is a handy platform for quick acceleration.

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