The passion in this car is best summed up by the simply outrageous noise that erupts from the centre-exit exhausts. It's raw, raucous and harder-edged than any other Vantage that's gone before, V12 included. Hefty controls, uncorrupted feedback and a genuine racecar feel all tap directly into Aston Martin's formidable motorsport heritage, past and present. You sense its talents are probably best explored on the track too. Perhaps surprisingly it's also a richly rewarding road car, even if the looks are possibly a little over the top in this context. A fine celebration of over a decade of success on road and track for the Vantage range then. The only problem? Only 150 will be made and they're already sold.
Price tag of our car: £200,000 (approx) (£165,000 basic + c. £35,000 options, exact pricing not disclosed)