2020 Aston Martin Vantage Review: a Credible Porsche Alternative

Auto123 reviews the 2020 Aston Martin Vantage.

There's that sense of exclusivity that you find at Aston Martin that can make the Vantage an attractive choice vis-à-vis the Porsche 911. Though I wouldn’t go so far as to say it's a better car, it is different and I have to admit that Aston Martin's styling chops are among the most fine-honed in the industry. I had the chance to test drive the very first Vantage in 2005 at the Gaydon plant and in the English countryside. The more understated styling of that edition has since grown in stature, but the model retains a clean line and unique elegance.

Sharing technology with Mercedes
Engineers worked with some well-known entities to give the Vantage an exclusive personality. Our test model came fitted with the same V8 engine developed by AMG also found in the DB11. This 4.0L V8 makes the presence of its 503 hp audibly felt. The car’s platform is also the same used by the DB11, but it's shorter in the case of the the Vantage, which is a strict two-seater, while the DB11 includes two seats in the rear. The shorter wheelbase gives the Vantage a nervier, more-dynamic personality.

See also: 2020 Aston Martin DB11 Review: Exhilarating and Frustrating

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