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Originally Posted by Mathman85 View Post

As for the exhaust tips... I can understand why current owners would be bothered by them being unfinished, but it does look more race-y with them unfinished. Some of the most extreme supercars that show up to my local Supercar Saturdays (specifically, Lamborghinis and R8s, which seem to get modded more than others) have unfinished titanium exhaust tips, and I think it works well, if extreme is what you're going for.
My issue with it is that the exhaust tips are proportionally way too small compared to the giant rear sections they stick out of.

Big field of black, itty-bitty exhaust tips:



Compared to these much more suitable tips:
 
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Also the exhaust sound is meh to me. It does not sound like the AMGs but I think the NA v8 sounds better. Worst is when you leg go off the throttle it has a terrible to me snap/crackle, probably dumping fuel on purpose like the new Porsches.
 
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2018 Vantage = 95% DB10?

Isn't this just 95% of the movie prop DB10 with a switch to mesh grill with protruding 'lip' work a-la Vulcan? Slightly rounded headlights. minor tweak to hood lines.. and taller traffic legal side mirrors?




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With some cars it's an extra-cost option. But the new Vantage is an entomologist's dream!

 
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I rather like it, but would have to see it in person to judge just like our vantages they probably don't photograph well and look taller than they are in photographs... also they should have launched it with a manual option, but good to see they didn't use that ASM box that everyone loved to hate.

I think a quad exhaust on the rear would look pretty good and fill out that space more, easy mod...

and I think this is a similar but different competition to the 911 turbo which starts at $160k, this vantage starts at $150k I have to laugh to the guy that says the 570s is a direct competitor to this... yeah... no thats easily 50k more

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His point is that, once you start adding options, you're in McLaren 570 territory.
 
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My issue with it is that the exhaust tips are proportionally way too small compared to the giant rear sections they stick out of.

Big field of black, itty-bitty exhaust tips:

I agree. While I actually really like the new rear end, the exhaust section just looks like they ran out of time to complete. It's going to need something more aggressive to fit in with the rest of the car and "fill the gap." Instead of dual tips, perhaps an angled tip similar to the GT2?


 
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Will there be a brightwork version of the trim?

I'd like to see one with natural leather color theme and what else they can besides the CF trim. There must be some more elegant spec'd models than what is shown so far?
 

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What historically made Aston Martins stand out from the competition?

Performance? Nope.
Handling? Nope.
Racing pedigree? Nope.
Price? Nope.
Beautiful Looks? Bingo!

Oh dear...
 
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Originally Posted by brightoncorgi View Post
Will there be a brightwork version of the trim?

I'd like to see one with natural leather color theme and what else they can besides the CF trim. There must be some more elegant spec'd models than what is shown so far?
spec your own, brother!
there's some pretty cool Q colors as well
https://configurator.astonmartin.com...DAIBAIFAgCCYBA

theres one i did real fast
 

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ugh, def don't love it. rear valance is cool but as rich has pointed out, the tips are too small, or should be quad tipped at least. like the overall lines of the car, but absolutely hate the headlights, they look like they came off the new miata. interior is also pretty spot on.
 
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Originally Posted by spinecho View Post
What historically made Aston Martins stand out from the competition?

Performance? Nope.
Handling? Nope.
Racing pedigree? Nope.
Price? Nope.
Beautiful Looks? Bingo!

Oh dear...
Exactly this. Lotus will out handle it, Porsche Turbo will out accelerate, McLaren will out-do-both, and then you get into the "bargain" performance cars that will out do it on the stat sheet a la Nissan GTR... but what has Aston always traded on, and the reason all of us have one? 'Cause it was always the sexiest one... As Spinecho states, Oh dear.

I'm hoping it will grow on me as I'd not intended my 2014 Vantage S to be my last Aston, but unlike say the last Vanquish reveal, this one did not tug at the heart strings at first sight.
 
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In the pre-reveal, my wife wanted to leave immediately, I sat in it and hated the look and feel of the interior - lost 110% of the elegance which is what Aston was all about.
 
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With a new car, a new name? Are they dropping the "V8/V12" portion of the name? With all the negative feedback, they should have named it something else so the old and the new can't be mixed up.
 
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The front grill looks crude in each of its optional colors. At least in the configurator.
 
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