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Originally Posted by HabitualOffender View Post
The burbles are fantastic, and exactly what they're supposed to be. You should listen to an SVR F Type, that, is a little much, the V8V was just enough. The misfire I'd bet you felt the hair of turbo lag, I felt it a couple times
Actually, no. The Aston rep (can't remember his name) said he thought there was a misfire in two of the cylinders and that he noticed it on the drive from Tampa to Orlando. It felt like it was chugging. The sensation was similar to the one you get when you bounce off the rev limiter, but a low revs.

Also, I wasn't referring to the burbles. When I was coasting down (but only in Sport+ Mode), the exhaust backfired at one-second intervals very loudly. We both looked at each other and said, "that doesn't sound right". I would imagine he would know considering he has been driving the car all over the Southeast.
 

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I should have trusted that you knew enough to know better but you didn't elaborate much. That indeed doesn't sound right.
 
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Originally Posted by karlfranz View Post
Also, I wasn't referring to the burbles. When I was coasting down (but only in Sport+ Mode), the exhaust backfired at one-second intervals very loudly. We both looked at each other and said, "that doesn't sound right". I would imagine he would know considering he has been driving the car all over the Southeast.
I didn't have any acceleration issues but I did notice the very consistent backfiring, which I thought was odd.
 
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Ah - would have like to have seen that. Max is fast, he reminds me of Kyle Bush during his Hendrick days.



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I put this link in my Redpants thread but I guess it belongs here, too
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Ditto - everything Richard Seidlitz said. Perfectly put. Time will tell, but I think Aston Martin has made some serious design mistakes.
 
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Good review Richard. I think you captured a lot of what other people have been trying to convey. I frequent a car forum with lots of people who race and other die hard car people. When I bought the Vantage there was a lot of discussion about why you would buy one. It wasn't the best performing car in its segment (not even close really) and the outgoing car certainly had its share of quirks. So why buy one? It's what I'll call the experience - from the gorgeous lines on the outside to the beautiful interior to the sound. It's an experience to look at and drive the car, even though it's not super fast. They've addressed the performance with the new car, but lost a lot of that experience. It has lost its soul. Maybe they can refine things to find that soul again, but there's only so much they'll be able to do. Maybe folks buying cars don't care about that experience and only care about numbers and want to go fast. But there are other cars out there that do that better and I think Aston has lost some of what made them unique.

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Drove the new Vantage today. Not bad... doesn’t feel as special as the previous generation. I walked away feeling underwhelmed.
 
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