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Aston Martin V8 Vantage GT – A $100k steal

The Aston Martin V8 Vantage has been around for a few years now. It’s been refined a bit during that time, but some might say it’s getting a bit long in the tooth. We’re okay with that… because it keeps getting better while still maintaining its beautiful looks.

There’s a new version for us to love, and it’s called the V8 Vantage GT. While our friends in Europe get the N430 version, which is a luxed up Vantage, we get the version that’s easily one of the best deals in this segment.

Aston Martin offers the V8 Vantage GT with a starting price of just $99,000. To be able to put one of these in your garage for less than the cost of 911 with a few options is a rare treat, and it’s one that should have well heeled shoppers thinking twice about heading to their local Super Beetle dealership…

  • FЯeeMan

    Beautiful car? CHECK
    Stunning performance? CHECK
    Reasonable* price? CHECK
    Yellow ring around the grill? Lipstick on a pig.

    *for the performance and market segment, not for LeMons

    • Eric Rood

      Add some hood louvres and a massive wing and baby, you got a stew going.

      <img src="http://www.ephotobay.com/image/aston-martin-db9-gt1.jpg&quot; width="600">

      • FЯeeMan

        Still not totally enamored with it, but better. And probably 4-5(or more)x the price , and somewhat less road-legalness (heaven help ya' with the sleeping policemen at the mall).

        I do like the windshield sticker on that though. DBR9, it reads, but with the taller 9, it almost looks like it's upside down, like one of those "If you can read this, roll me over stickers" you see on Jeeps.

    • Van_Sarockin

      Pig? Makes no sense, unless you're waking up next to Emma Watson.

      They paint the grille outline so you can recognize the different cars in the races. As paint jobs go, there's lots worse.

      • FЯeeMan

        I get the point of the painted grill surround, I'm just not enameled of it. (enameled – get it? sigh…)

        It really makes it look like they've highlighted the pig's snout or catfish mouth. Don't get me wrong, I like the AM grill, I just don't like it highlighted in day-glo yellow (or other color, not even a Gulf Orange highlight over Gulf Blue paint – skip the lipstick & Gulf colors would be spectacular).

        I can accept it on a race car – it has a purpose, though If they just stuck with the colored windshield stripe, it would be better. On the road car? It's meh at best. IMHO

    • BobWellington

      You can remove the ring paint when you configure the car. I might just have to buy me one (in my dreams).

  • craigsu

    I just don't get why Aston Martin still insist on making items such as heated seats, memory seats, and Bluetooth prep optional. Even my daughter's VW Passat has those items as standard.

  • FЯeeMan

    OK… I don't know when the last time I got a pop-up ad. This one had a nasty noise & a warning that my PC was under attack!

    Most unusual.

    I was directed to warningmessages . net

  • POLAЯ

    I'll take the boring one in the middle. At least it won't have the potential to look silly ten years from now.

    <img src="http://www.autosaur.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Aston-Martin-V8-Vantage-GT-line-up.jpg&quot; width="600">

    • FЯeeMan

      The ice blue one next to it, in coupe form, would be quite nice, as well.

      • skyfall silver… how can you not love that name.

    • BobWellington

      I found the outline paint to be a bit ridiculous as well (reminds me of a shoe), but you can actually remove it when you configure the car. I'm partial to the blue.

  • Van_Sarockin

    The boy racer trim paint is an option. There's no obligation to spec it for your road car. So belly up, line starts on the right.