Porsche v Aston Martin: Porsche v Aston

It's battle of the big, brutish supercars as the Porsche 997 Carrera goes head to head with the Aston Martin V8 Vantage

Aston's new V8 Vantage has the Porsche 911 squarely in its sights. After a frantic 36-hours and 1000 miles with the new £79,995 baby Aston, we took it to Bedford Autodrome along with a Porsche 997 Carrera S to see if it could entertain and challenge even with the iconic German coupe for company. Richard Meaden drives the West Circuit in both cars.

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