• Auto Express Takes The Aston Martin Vantage GT8 For A Spin: Video

The sold-out special edition Aston is living up to the hype...and then some

Some people dismiss the Aston Martin Vantage GT8 as a mere money-grab for Aston Martin. After all, it’s not that much more powerful than the “regular” Vantage V8 S, and yet, it costs significantly more than its standard counterpart. But to think of the Vantage GT8 in those terms is to not understand the incredible work Aston Martin put into making the car completely different from the V8 S. Auto Express shares that sentiment when it recently took the Vantage GT8 up for a review.

The perceived “shortcomings” are there, but a lot of cars have shortcomings of their own. What Aston Martin managed to do was to take the things that the Aston Martin GT8 supposedly lacked and worked around them through other methods to create a special edition car that definitely lives up to its billing. From the refined and more aggressive look to the re-trimmed cabin and all the way to the re-engineered chassis, the Aston Martin GT8 is arguably one of Aston Martin’s finest creations.

Think I’m alone in an island with that sentiment? Do check out Auto Express’ review of the limited edition sports car. I’m not going to spoil the details here, but as you can imagine, there’s a reason why I’m sharing this review. A lot of people may have given up on Aston Martin and just as it appears that the company is on the verge of disappointment, it comes out and pulls a model like the Vantage GT8 out of its hat.

Aston Martin Vantage GT8

2017 Aston Martin Vantage GT8
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Read our full review on the Aston Martin Vantage GT8 here.

Kirby Garlitos
Kirby Garlitos
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Kirby’s first exposure into the world of automobiles happened when he caught Knight Rider on television as a five-year old boy. David Hasselhoff didn’t leave much of an impression on him (that happened later on in Baywatch), but KITT certainly did. To this day, Kirby remains convinced that he will one day own a car with the same ‘spirit’ as the original KITT (not the 2008 monstrosity). He doesn't know when that will be, but until then, he’s committed to expressing his love for KITT, and all cars for that matter, here at TopSpeed.  Read full bio
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