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2013 Aston Martin Vantage - Review

 

2013
logo OVERALL RATING 9
out of 10
Despite being the "entry level" model in Aston Martin's range, there's nothing economy-class about the 2013 Vantage.

Available with a choice of two engines, the the Vantage ranges from sporty to borderline ferocious. The V8 Vantage gets a 4.7-liter V-8 engine rated at 430 horsepower, and is capable of 0-60 mph runs in 4.7 seconds. The V12 Vantage's V-12 engine is a 6.0-liter, 510-horsepower affair, good for 0-60 mph runs in just 4.2 seconds. Either choice is fun-to-drive, but the extra kick of the V-12 model--not to mention its sound--is well worth the extra cash.

V8 Vantage models are available in both coupe and roadster form, but the V12 Vantage Roadster is not available in the U.S.

Inside, all Vantages are swathed in leather (or nearly any other material of your choosing, for a fee), and all are comfortable for what they are--namely, two-seat sports cars. The V12 Vantage is a touch more sporty-feeling, with optional carbon fiber and Kevlar composite seating (to save weight), but...
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