Aston Martin's latest Vantage sizzles with new twin-turbo V8

The Vantage sits wide and squat with a low pointy nose and displays immense composure over sweeping bends and blind crests.
The Vantage sits wide and squat with a low pointy nose and displays immense composure over sweeping bends and blind crests.PHOTO: ASTON MARTIN
The Vantage sits wide and squat with a low pointy nose and displays immense composure over sweeping bends and blind crests.
The Vantage sits wide and squat with a low pointy nose and displays immense composure over sweeping bends and blind crests.PHOTO: ASTON MARTIN

When a carmaker launches its latest model in as eye-popping a colour as lime green, you can bet that the car is a stunner. And so it proves with Aston Martin's new Vantage.

If the looks are a bit familiar, it is probably because the one-off Aston DB10 that Daniel Craig drove into Italy's Tiber River in the 2014 Bond film, Spectre, was based on the Vantage prototype which was then still in its early development stages.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 14, 2018, with the headline 'Quick lime'. Print Edition | Subscribe