Aston Martin Vantage – Sports Car With a View

In the series of enticing cars, Aston Martin last year reached the facelift of the Vantage, and there was no shortage of curves or sportiness. However, did they go one too far on that iconic grille shape? Go big or go home, the Americans say, but could this work in the English tradition? The answer is to be found, as so many times before, in the right half of the brain of the beholder. I was genuinely looking forward to trying out the new Vantage, although I wasn’t convinced that the design was my cup of tea, as I arrived in Geneva to borrow the keys to a deep red specimen for a week. Continue reading “Aston Martin Vantage – Sports Car With a View”

Life of the Lamborghini V8

In the eyes of most car manufacturers, the idea of adding a V8 engined model to their line-up would mean stepping things up – power, performance, handling and interior finish – to signify that this would be a range topping candidate. In Lamborghini’s worldview, though, a V8 suits the modesty and simplicity of an entry-level model. Continue reading “Life of the Lamborghini V8”