New Vantage?

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ChilliWhizz

8,420 posts

92 months

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

FFS sake, not again....... I have a cargasm every time I see this..... for me, there is only one other racer that comes close.... apologies in advance if you're not a fan... actually, bugger the apologies..... smile





Sorry, wrong pic.... I'll try again....





Nope.... wrong pic again...




FFS.....................


Ah! This is it smile






Totally evocative.... to me....... smile

RobDown

2,824 posts

59 months

Friday 22nd December 2017
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Beautiful!

RichB

39,855 posts

215 months

Friday 22nd December 2017
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ChilliWhizz said:
Sorry, wrong pic.... I'll try again....
Feel free to post any other cars you find evocative rofl

Rappa

465 posts

201 months

Saturday 23rd December 2017
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Yep Rich,

That GTE

Sean

Rappa

465 posts

201 months

Saturday 23rd December 2017
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Chilli,

I used to have a purple Cerbera and my wife is blond.

The lady in your photo does seem to have a bum slightly too big for her pants!! Or is it the other way round.

A bit like the new Vantage.

Sean
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macdeb

7,066 posts

186 months

Saturday 23rd December 2017
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RichB said:
ChilliWhizz said:
Sorry, wrong pic.... I'll try again....
Feel free to post any other cars you find evocative rofl
yes seconded hehe

Jon39

5,256 posts

74 months

Saturday 23rd December 2017
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Now that we have touched on the Vantage race cars, this might be of interest.

There was some lobbying to have the rule, ' GTE Am class cars must be one year old' changed.
I don't think that rule has been changed, so we may see 'old' and 'new' Vantage GTE cars, on track together during 2018.

( I know the photo shows a Pro car, but I don't think there is any visible difference. )








cayman-black

6,808 posts

147 months

Saturday 23rd December 2017
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Love your post,s Chilli.

robgt3

2,466 posts

93 months

Sunday 24th December 2017
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RichB said:
What this one? It's certainly an improvement over the road car...

That looks superb! If only the road car could emulate its looks. Well done Pro Drive.

Handyman2009

67 posts

34 months

Sunday 24th December 2017
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Anyone seen the Christmas Card from Aston Martin this year... mixed between race and street car... Happy Holidays


Gettoff

1,365 posts

138 months

Sunday 24th December 2017
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Handyman2009 said:
Anyone seen the Christmas Card from Aston Martin this year... mixed between race and street car... Happy Holidays

I'll give it a couple of hours before one or both of the following happen:

- Somebody photoshops the front of Santas ride to make it look more traditional.

- Speedraser declares if Santa turns up at his house in an AMG propelled vehicle he can
P*ss off back to the North Pole.

Happy Holidays everyone biggrin


AMDBSVNick

6,064 posts

93 months

Sunday 24th December 2017
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Gettoff said:
I'll give it a couple of hours before one or both of the following happen:

- Somebody photoshops the front of Santas ride to make it look more traditional.

- Speedraser declares if Santa turns up at his house in an AMG propelled vehicle he can
P*ss off back to the North Pole.

Happy Holidays everyone biggrin
rofl

Jon39

5,256 posts

74 months

Sunday 24th December 2017
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Could this be an official 'teaser' of the Vantage AMR model ?








Edited by Jon39 on Sunday 24th December 20:27

Speedraser

1,236 posts

114 months

Sunday 24th December 2017
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Gettoff said:
I'll give it a couple of hours before one or both of the following happen:

- Somebody photoshops the front of Santas ride to make it look more traditional.

- Speedraser declares if Santa turns up at his house in an AMG propelled vehicle he can
P*ss off back to the North Pole.

Happy Holidays everyone biggrin
If Santa shows up here in anything that is not REINDEER-POWERED then he is certainly not welcome! Is nothing sacred???

cypriot

209 posts

30 months

Friday 12th January
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Visited Gaydon yesterday, and they had a bunch of new vantages in different colours being made as test vehicles. I was not allowed to take photos unfortunately, but it wouldn't have made any difference, as the car looks very very different in the flesh! I didnt particularly like the new look (i think the current vantage will go down as one of the all time prettiest cars) however a lot of that was due to the lime green! I saw the car in plenty of different colours: silvers, reds, blacks etc, and it looked fantastic! I know looks are always a personal thing, but on this car I wouldn't pass final judgement until you see one in the flesh and not in lime green!! Oh, and interior looked much better in person as well.

RichB

39,855 posts

215 months

Friday 12th January
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cypriot said:
...I know looks are always a personal thing, but on this car I wouldn't pass final judgement until you see one in the flesh.
Going to a launch tomorrow so I will report back! Looking forward to it.

ace of the base

165 posts

128 months

Friday 12th January
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cypriot said:
Visited Gaydon yesterday, and they had a bunch of new vantages in different colours being made as test vehicles. I was not allowed to take photos unfortunately, but it wouldn't have made any difference, as the car looks very very different in the flesh! I didnt particularly like the new look (i think the current vantage will go down as one of the all time prettiest cars) however a lot of that was due to the lime green! I saw the car in plenty of different colours: silvers, reds, blacks etc, and it looked fantastic! I know looks are always a personal thing, but on this car I wouldn't pass final judgement until you see one in the flesh and not in lime green!! Oh, and interior looked much better in person as well.
Agreed.
I saw the red one at the Sevenoaks viewing & thought that it looked so much better in the flesh. The front looks odd if you lie down and take a photo from that angle but that's like taking a picture up someone's nostrils (not pretty).
The cockpit felt really neat and I loved the driving position. Not too keen on the all tan interior on that car (I'd prefer a black instrument panel & steering wheel), otherwise lovely.
I'm pretty sure it will be a great drive, new turbo motor notwithstanding.
Need to raid someone else's piggy bank now.

waremark

2,420 posts

144 months

Friday 12th January
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At Autosport Live today saw silver new Vantage alongside Shmee's GT8. Massively preferred the GT8. New Vantage is not for me, the old one was gorgeous from the day it was introduced.

Also saw the new TVR. Preferred the look of it inside and out, if not the quality of finish of the prototype, to the Vantage. More powerful, lighter, much cheaper, and very good people involved in the development. Could the TVR replace my V12V?

RichB

39,855 posts

215 months

Saturday 13th January
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Just been to the launch of the Vantage at Grange Welwyn and, humm... it's lovely, of course, it's an Aston Martin but...

The nose/grill is still ugly, the shut line across the front of the nose is an eyesore, the bonnet lid is a massive slab of metal with little relief it does nothing for the front of the car, the headlamps appear mean and too small emphasised by the massive flat slab of bonnet. Still can't understand why they've deleted the signature Aston strakes. The exhaust tail pipes looked unfinished. I agree with everyone, it doesn't Aston Martin spelling out in letters on the rear below the Aston wings badge. Inside, surprisingly there's no glovebox, theres a shut line running down the dash which is out of alignment with another shut line below, where the glove box lid should be, that is out of alignment by about 2cm, most odd. The black plasticky knobs and dials cluster in the centre console looks cheap and tacky compared to the current Vantage, indeed the interior looked less classic than the current Vantage. It was a beautiful shade of red and i have to say the paintwork looked stunning.

RobDown

2,824 posts

59 months

Saturday 13th January
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You put a deposit down on one then Rich? wink