New Vantage AMR?

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northernmedia

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1,644 posts

70 months

Tuesday 13th February
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Apologies if this has already done the rounds.

Spotted yesterday.

Carbon discs, more aggressive splitter and side skirts.

Vantage AMR perhaps?


NFC 85 Vette

2,155 posts

168 months

Tuesday 13th February
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Perhaps, but the plan was for a roadster in around 18 months, and an 'S' variant in around 3 years. CCM brakes might be getting tested as an optional fitment to the standard car?

BravoV8V

1,837 posts

106 months

woodsypedia

619 posts

85 months

Tuesday 13th February
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Wonder if he meant V12 Vantage or just the V12 in the DB11.....

KevinBird

498 posts

139 months

Tuesday 13th February
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"Would you mind awfully passing me the turd polish?'

Edited by KevinBird on Tuesday 13th February 17:45

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AdamV12AMR

1,080 posts

88 months

Tuesday 13th February
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woodsypedia said:
Wonder if he meant V12 Vantage or just the V12 in the DB11.....

Is it a trick of the light or does the bonnet appear more 'bulbous' in this shot, a la DB11 (and therefore making space for a V12)?
Saying that, there's not many ways for the extra heat to get out!

KevinBird said:
"Would you mind awfully passing me the turd polish?'

Edited by KevinBird on Tuesday 13th February 17:45
You're a delight aren't you...rolleyes

cayman-black

6,871 posts

148 months

Tuesday 13th February
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KevinBird said:
"Would you mind awfully passing me the turd polish?'

Edited by KevinBird on Tuesday 13th February 17:45
rofl well it made me laugh..

Bincenzo

2,341 posts

111 months

Tuesday 13th February
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KevinBird said:
"Would you mind awfully passing me the turd polish?'

Edited by KevinBird on Tuesday 13th February 17:45
Would you mind taking your acid elsewhere? It’s tiresome.

jonby

4,891 posts

89 months

Tuesday 13th February
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BravoV8V said:
they are different cars

They carry different registrations - that is to say different actual registrations are different and because the car in the link has american shape plates, it's presumably an american spec car, hence the lights above the plate in the second car

Personally, I don't see anything different in either car to the cars we've already seen, apart from the brakes - presumably they will be an option at some stage

Mr.Tremlini

519 posts

33 months

Tuesday 13th February
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AdamV12AMR said:
KevinBird said:
"Would you mind awfully passing me the turd polish?'

Edited by KevinBird on Tuesday 13th February 17:45
You're a delight aren't you...rolleyes
Hahaha ... quite.

There should be a separate thread called "2018 Vantage Bashing" and all the haters and trolls can go and be bitter and twisted there in a custom-made mutual admiration society. It gets quite tiresome.

AMDBSVNick

6,093 posts

94 months

Tuesday 13th February
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Mr.Tremlini said:
AdamV12AMR said:
KevinBird said:
"Would you mind awfully passing me the turd polish?'
You're a delight aren't you...rolleyes
Hahaha ... quite.

There should be a separate thread called "2018 Vantage Bashing" and all the haters and trolls can go and be bitter and twisted there in a custom-made mutual admiration society. It gets quite tiresome.
yes

northernmedia

Original Poster:

1,644 posts

70 months

Tuesday 13th February
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Fairly sure that the splitter & skirts are more exaggerated on this car no?

KevinBird

498 posts

139 months

Tuesday 13th February
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You all need to get out more

What I don't understand is why new cars can't be designed to beautiful without the forced styling of the Gen 2 Vantage. Its not just Aston Martin who have forgotten what to do, look at this from Ferrari, no active aero, wings, diffusers, under trays, just beauty whilst an F12 is horrid in comparison

The designer of this car started with the same blank piece of paper as the designer of the Gen 2, one is stunning, one is not. Modern safety requirements have not influenced the design of the Gen 2, the spitters and grille look like they would remove your lower legs
I'm a serial Aston Martin buyer and just want classically styled, beautiful cars again, perhaps that's too much to ask?


Edited by KevinBird on Tuesday 13th February 21:29

AstonV

665 posts

38 months

Tuesday 13th February
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KevinBird said:
You all need to get out more

What I don't understand is why new cars can't be designed to beautiful without the forced styling of the Gen 2 Vantage.
The designer of this car started with the same blank piece of paper as the designer of the Gen 2, one is stunning, one is not. Modern safety requirements have not influenced the design of the Gen 2, the spitters and grille look like they would remove your lower legs
I'm a serial Aston Martin buyer and just want classically styled, beautiful cars again, perhaps that's too much to ask?


Edited by KevinBird on Tuesday 13th February 21:29
I feel one of the reasons for not warming up the new Vantage is the horrendous Yellow so many of the press cars were built in. For me the color is so off putting. It looks like it was painted with a giant neon highlighter. This color would even make the current Vantage look awful. I think this it the same color some Firetrucks are painted.

In other colors it much nicer.

lukeharding

379 posts

21 months

Tuesday 13th February
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Wasn't the previous Vantage revealed in a bright colour too, like the photos in this article?

https://www.motoringresearch.com/car-reviews/2005-...

The bright colour might not to be everyone's taste but you can specify it differently online and you will be able to see it in all different specs in showrooms fairly soon.

Cars aren't classically styled because time has moved on and designers are most likely trying to design the next big thing and be forward looking. Sure they could take influences from the past but it would be a little bit boring if they just constantly rehashed the 1960s - and it would make those cars less special too, because they'd all be the same and then everyone wouldn't be happy either

soofsayer

498 posts

67 months

Tuesday 13th February
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KevinBird said:
You all need to get out more

What I don't understand is why new cars can't be designed to beautiful without the forced styling of the Gen 2 Vantage. Its not just Aston Martin who have forgotten what to do, look at this from Ferrari, no active aero, wings, diffusers, under trays, just beauty whilst an F12 is horrid in comparison

The designer of this car started with the same blank piece of paper as the designer of the Gen 2, one is stunning, one is not. Modern safety requirements have not influenced the design of the Gen 2, the spitters and grille look like they would remove your lower legs
I'm a serial Aston Martin buyer and just want classically styled, beautiful cars again, perhaps that's too much to ask?


Edited by KevinBird on Tuesday 13th February 21:29
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, however I completely agree with you.

That ferrari is beautiful.

BravoV8V

1,837 posts

106 months

Tuesday 13th February
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BravoV8V said:
Hmmm, the OP from the thread that I linked must have been freaked out from appearing on Pistonheads. He’s deleted his original content.

RobDown

2,863 posts

60 months

Tuesday 13th February
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soofsayer said:
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, however I completely agree with you.

That ferrari is beautiful.
But isnt that the issue? People of a certain age (/cough) think that the Ferrari is beautiful. But does the younger generation think so? Do the Chinese? Almost ten percent of AMLs sales last year went to Japan - do they prefer a classical look or the more modern look of the Gen 2 Vanquish?

On this forum the majority would go with the Ferrari. As would I. But we're only one sub-segment of the AML buying community

But on a related topic I'd say the same thing to Kevin that I've said to DivetheWorld - saying "I don't like it" once or twice is cool, that's what the forum is for. But surely it gets to the point where saying the same thing over and over and over (and in a somewhat rude fashion) gets tedious

As my mother always told me, if you don't have anything nice to say.....admittedly that was pre-internet though, so what the hell does she know smile

AstonV

665 posts

38 months

Tuesday 13th February
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RobDown said:
But isnt that the issue? People of a certain age (/cough) think that the Ferrari is beautiful. But does the younger generation think so? Do the Chinese? Almost ten percent of AMLs sales last year went to Japan - do they prefer a classical look or the more modern look of the Gen 2 Vanquish?

On this forum the majority would go with the Ferrari. As would I. But we're only one sub-segment of the AML buying community

But on a related topic I'd say the same thing to Kevin that I've said to DivetheWorld - saying "I don't like it" once or twice is cool, that's what the forum is for. But surely it gets to the point where saying the same thing over and over and over (and in a somewhat rude fashion) gets tedious

As my mother always told me, if you don't have anything nice to say.....admittedly that was pre-internet though, so what the hell does she know smile
Yes since the Japanese and Chinese are such paragons of automotive design right.

Jon39

5,375 posts

75 months

Wednesday 14th February
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BravoV8V said:
BravoV8V said:
Hmmm, the OP from the thread that I linked must have been freaked out from appearing on Pistonheads. He’s deleted his original content.

Not surprised, because somehow it made the Google News page (for Aston Martin).
If this is how PHake news begins, I had better delete the contribution being quoted.


On another GTE point, I does appear that we will see old and new Vantages racing together this year.
The GTE Am car will be the existing Vantage, because of the one year old rule.








Edited by Jon39 on Wednesday 14th February 07:34