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Aston Martin Vantage review – can it match the Audi R8 and Porsche 911? - Aston Martin Vantage design

Fast and fun Vantage is very different to its predecessor, but fun, and faster than ever

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from £120,900
  • Strong performance, decent ride and engaging chassis
  • Feels big, messy cabin switchgear

Design

Given the popularity of the original Vantage, and the fact it still looked fresh after 11 years in production, design chief Marek Reichmann has gone for bold with the exterior styling.

It’s best viewed in profile or from the rear three-quarters, where the mix of sharp creases, eye-catching angles and flowing curves really catches the eye. Highlights include the thin LED tail lamps that run the full width of the car and the scalloped door inserts that run from the vents set in the front wings.

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Less impressive is the front, which looks a little bland despite a gapingly large version of the trademark Aston grille. We're yet to be convinced by the front end styling then, but it's fair to say that it's better in some colours than in others, so spend some time on the Vantage configurator before heading to the dealer and you'll come away with something quite attractive.

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