All the major high-end automakers out there want you to think supercar ownership is a magical, wondrous thing. The advertisements would have us believe that throwing down over six figures for a four-wheeled hero means every drive will be set upon wide-open tarmac slithering through idyllic countryside; just you, your car, and the assurance of superior motoring potency. But the truth is most supercars are subject to the same hazards as any neglected workhorse beater with more dents than microns of tire tread, which begs the question: what’s it like to live with a supercar?

CarThrottle went out to find the answer by taking a V12 Vanquish Carbon White into the wilds of public roadways. The Vanquish is nearly $315,000 of precision British engineering capable of 201 mph, but rest assured, such speeds remain wholly unexplored in this video. Instead, we get the typical gamut of daily driver trials, like around-town tooling to test low-speed driving characteristics, a climb into the rear seat space for designated driver duties, a measure of how many cameramen fit into the trunk, a run through the McDonald’s drive through, and a fuel economy evaluation.

Thankfully, CarThrottle also saw fit to throw the Vanquish some corners on a few British B-roads to give us a listen to that glorious 12-cylinder engine.

The final word? CT’s Alex Kersten had this to say: “Not only is the Vanquish my favorite car from the company, it’s also a supercar that you really can use as a daily driver. It’s comfortable, user friendly, sounds as hot as it looks, and isn’t as intimidating to drive as I thought it would be when I first clapped eyes on it.”

Aston Martin Vanquish

2014 - 2015 Aston Martin Vanquish High Resolution Exterior
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With a design from the brain of Marek Reichman, the same man responsible for the One-77, most current Aston Martins and even the Rolls Royce Phantom, the Vanquish is in every way a dream car.

However, when it comes to simple transportation, there are a few concerns: the exterior bristles with expensive bits and pieces, like an uber-low carbon-fiber front splitter that’s magically attracted to speed bumps, 20-inch wheels that are practically begging for a curb, and composite door mirrors adding just that extra bit of girth needed to find something solid. The seats are snug, which is great for cornering, but less so for cross-country touring. But these are minor grievances when considering what else is offered, like 568 horsepower, 465 pound-feet of torque, and a 0-to-60 time of 3.6 seconds.

Read our full review here.

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