Yet, to reduce this sports car to its 0-60mph or top speed is to overlook its true essence. Delivering maximum thrills and maximum confidence through its 4.0 Twin-Turbo V8 engine with 665PS, as well as intensified handling and exceptional control, it is the most driver-focused machine to bear the Vantage name. Performance in its purest and most explicit form. This is what Vantage stands for.

Making a hero of those who care about the purity of driving, and inviting them to revel in every corner, manoeuvre and brake on the tarmac. It marks not just a milestone for Aston Martin but a new era in driver gratification.

Photography—Tom Bunning