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Indeed - look where they are at. The 997 and 991 look far more like the 993 and its forebears than the fried eggs on a soap bar 996.

Watch how the new Vantage slowly starts to morph back to something resembling an Aston over the next few years. As predicted above, I'll bet the slatted grille will make a reappearance at some point.

In the meantime, in case you are worried that onlookers will no longer recognize the marque at first sight, corporate has kindly slapped their name in big chrome letters on the car's ****, obviously taking a lesson from too many "what was that?" moments with the DB11.
 
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Holy smokes the elegance of the brand is completely gone.

The DB11 isn't good, but at least looks "ok" in person. Although it shouldn't be just ok?

This Vantage is hideous up front. Absolutely terrible execution. Rear and sides have great sculpting, even if slightly modernized.

No on the interior.
 
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Originally Posted by spinecho View Post

In the meantime, in case you are worried that onlookers will no longer recognize the marque at first sight, corporate has kindly slapped their name in big chrome letters on the car's ****, obviously taking a lesson from too many "what was that?" moments with the DB11.
Yup. BTW there is no factory option to debadge those chrome letters unlike previously when you can have them leave out the model name.
 
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the biggest fail is the wet sump IMO
I actually like just about everything else about it
 
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Our generation One Vantages have just seen a substantial increase in value.
IMO, an extremely unattractive car.
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The front doesn't do it for me either...I think it's the headlights that throw me off most. A future facelift could really improve things. I'm happy with the side and rear. Two complaints about the interior, no way I'd have a square nav screen on the dash and it looks like the gauge cluster is the same as the DB11 (all digital, no dials) which I'm not a fan of but I haven't been able to find a direct pic of it.

I'll give the designers this, they had a hard job trying to out do the previous Vantage, overall they did a pretty good job but they just missed it in a few places...I'll wait and see how the design evolves over the next few years, fingers crossed it will improve.
 
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I am sure not everyone sold their DB4,5,6 when the DB7 came out!

Haha no offense DB7... still a nice car, just a big departure.
 
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Originally Posted by mkzhang View Post
The front looks a bit like the new miata
totally agree! looks like a mazda! i like the new look but the head lights not nive plus i don't like the ipad screen. I want a manual! no i pad not extra just naked! and let her rip.
 
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I had a feeling that AM would not let the DB10 front end design go unused. The car will look better with the normal grill slats. Having said that I bet Red Pants will have a slated grill shortly.
 
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Yup, I think it looks great except that front grill, and the protruding trim around it to really make it stand out as ugly. It may be one of the few cars that looks better with a front license plate.

Seems like a perfect after-market opportunity because it seems like you could fix that front end in a way that could easily be returned to stock for sale, if need be.
 
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I think the front end stinks..... And whats up with the dinky headlights? Not happy.
 
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I have to agree with this.

Take the current Vanquish, for example. At first, I couldn't get past the neckbeard-like front splitter. Eventually I got used to it and I started to like it. But then a couple months ago I saw a Vanquish sitting next to a late DB9 (DB9.2 or facelifted DB9, or whatever you want to call it). Both were white and parked side by side. The DB9 was just such a better-looking car.

Looking at the new Vantage, that's what I keep going back to - that even if the front end grows on me, it still won't look as good as it used to look with the previous design.

Someone on PH posted a photoshop they found. It's just the DB11 front grafted onto the new Vantage, but it's soooo much better than the Vantage's costume mustache.





Same for me, that front end is a dealbreaker.
If they don't start offering some alternatives with the front end you can be sure the aftermarket will. That DB11 nose looks great and there are a lot of angles the car looks beautiful and menacing. I'll have to see one in person, but, I so love my car. I wish it had 500HP, then if it did I'd wish it had 600 anyway!
 
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As the owner of a 15' R8, I initially found the 2nd generation R8 some what of a disappointment. Over time however I have become a fan of the new design. Perhaps time will tell with this new rendition of the Vantage. Elegance to "boy racer" doesn't do it for me however.
 
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