Beautiful roadster styling and an aggressive exhaust note do not entirely redeem the V8 Vantage, brought low by a balky transmission and cabin electronics.
For a few years now, Aston Martin's GT cars have all been powered by V-12 engines and have been priced around the $200,000 mark. But the new V8 Vantage, available in Coupe and Roadster form, gives the company a more accessible model. The Coupe starts at $116,670 and the Roadster at $131,170. Still pricey, but a lot less than other models bearing the Aston Martin wings.