New Vantage?

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RichB

39,427 posts

212 months

Tuesday 19th December 2017
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madaboutastons said:
Gloss black. But it is not a full car; just a model so don’t draw conclusions.....
confused When you say the silver/grey car you snapped is a model do you mean it's a pre-production car? Must confess that does look better...

I wonder what an all gloss black car would look like? Perhaps I'm saying all the plastic rad-grill surround should be body coloured...

soofsayer

341 posts

63 months

Tuesday 19th December 2017
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AMG number plate...?

VH02 AML

61 posts

142 months

Tuesday 19th December 2017
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soofsayer said:
AMG number plate...?
Lol! No, it’s the project code. AM6.

cayman-black

6,727 posts

144 months

Tuesday 19th December 2017
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petop said:
What coffee, cake??


Ok lowering the tone....ill grab my coat!! getmecoat
LOL. I only saw the coffee and cake later as well.

madaboutastons

95 posts

65 months

Wednesday 20th December 2017
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RichB said:
confused When you say the silver/grey car you snapped is a model do you mean it's a pre-production car? Must confess that does look better...

I wonder what an all gloss black car would look like? Perhaps I'm saying all the plastic rad-grill surround should be body coloured...
Mine is coming in Ultramarine black; therefore the gloss black details around the grill and the rear diffuser will merge with the car nicely I think.

However it does look good in silver also.

It is a very muscular car and the bonnet is extremely imposing / wide when you see it in real-life.
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HBradley

887 posts

109 months

Wednesday 20th December 2017
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madaboutastons said:
RichB said:
confused When you say the silver/grey car you snapped is a model do you mean it's a pre-production car? Must confess that does look better...

I wonder what an all gloss black car would look like? Perhaps I'm saying all the plastic rad-grill surround should be body coloured...
Mine is coming in Ultramarine black; therefore the gloss black details around the grill and the rear diffuser will merge with the car nicely I think.

However it does look good in silver also.

It is a very muscular car and the bonnet is extremely imposing / wide when you see it in real-life.
At the preview day at Gaydon we specced one in Ultramarine Black, even on-screen it looked fabulous; that & Divine Red are two of my very favourite Aston colours .......... apart from Eclat Red of course! biggrin

mikees

1,939 posts

100 months

Wednesday 20th December 2017
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ripley500 said:
madaboutastons said:
I think it just looks great!






I will shut up now ;-)
Does this car have the exterior carbon fibre pack or is it gloss black?
Right, I now want one. My V8V is an 06 so what price will this be in 11 years ( ok fk it 3) ? 90, 80? My current was 30 but previous ( 08 3 years ago, before brief foray into 993 country was 45)

I’d like to hate it but it’s really grown in me.

M

pcastro1111

8 posts

65 months

Friday 22nd December 2017
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look at the front grill design at 1:30 on the following video:

https://youtu.be/G_N-PkjGKDo


Speedraser

1,205 posts

111 months

Friday 22nd December 2017
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CSK1 said:
Yes it does look more palatable from this angle, ie. when you don't see this awful front grille and rear diffuser so much.
... And you don't hear the exhaust farting.
I completely agree with what Speedraser said about the car! He may well be my hidden brother!
OK, I will shut up too now.
smile The car shouldn't look better when you stand in a such way that you don't see the grille! Especially when the Aston grille is such a beautiful piece of design.

V8 Vantage GT

585 posts

34 months

Friday 22nd December 2017
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Speedraser said:
smile The car shouldn't look better when you stand in a such way that you don't see the grille! Especially when the Aston grille is such a beautiful piece of design.
It's like this old Seinfled episode.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=TFeUrC2gR30

Beefmeister

14,400 posts

158 months

Friday 22nd December 2017
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pcastro1111 said:
look at the front grill design at 1:30 on the following video:

https://youtu.be/G_N-PkjGKDo

Interesting, the headlight shape is more like the DB10 as well.

I actually prefer that style, I don't really like that gentle curve at the top of the lights, it's the only thing I dislike about the car.

blade runner

696 posts

140 months

Friday 22nd December 2017
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I saw this over on the 6-Speed forum.



Front and rear end treatments aside, I'm not sure I could live with such poor panel gaps and mis-matched seams/lines around the gill where it flows into the door. Maybe it will be better executed in production, but on the launch cars with body colour gills, it looks rather messy to me.

KevinBird

443 posts

135 months

Friday 22nd December 2017
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blade runner said:
I saw this over on the 6-Speed forum.



Front and rear end treatments aside, I'm not sure I could live with such poor panel gaps and mis-matched seams/lines around the gill where it flows into the door. Maybe it will be better executed in production, but on the launch cars with body colour gills, it looks rather messy to me.
The rattle can black lower door and sill are contrived to give it a bit of One-77 but its too short and too high to pull it off

soofsayer

341 posts

63 months

Friday 22nd December 2017
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Amusing that someone thinks it necessary to draw big red arrows to highlight the issue.

wtdoom

3,516 posts

136 months

Friday 22nd December 2017
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Pre production cars , I wouldn't worry about it . Will be fine on release

madaboutastons

95 posts

65 months

Friday 22nd December 2017
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pre-production panel gaps I would not worry about.

The car in the photo I posted had black mesh gill on one side and painted on the other.

Painted is the way forward. I do miss the old look from the legacy cars but in black it lost a little of the shape if you do it in black.


HBradley

887 posts

109 months

Friday 22nd December 2017
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madaboutastons said:
Painted is the way forward. I do miss the old look from the legacy cars but in black it lost a little of the shape if you do it in black.
+1! Not sure what the black strake embellishment ( confused ) is called, but it didn't look good on the preview model at Gaydon, I'd definitely save the money & keep it painted.

spyker138

727 posts

152 months

Friday 22nd December 2017
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Panel gaps are horrible and pre-prod I'd hope they'd try to get better...

I've owned two astons, fifty years apart in manufacture, and they both had strakes like these, and rather nice panel gaps..

But who am I to question progress?




Rappa

443 posts

198 months

Friday 22nd December 2017
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All this talk of the new Vantage's nose, no one has commented on the Vantage GTE front end, whilst busy it seems to be a great attempt. Future AMR version perhaps!

I did like the comment earlier in the thread about creating various styles of the same car.

That would indeed be a coup for AML and take the bespoke theme mainstream rather than 'off the peg'.

'Does Sir hang left or right?'

Merry Christmas All,

Sean

RichB

39,427 posts

212 months

Friday 22nd December 2017
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What this one? It's certainly an improvement over the road car...