The 2012 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Roadster serves as a fine showpiece, but a balky transmission and poor cabin electronics hurt its everyday drivability.
The Aston Martin V12 Vantage S is a car that removes the smooth, silky Aston Martin veneer and shows it true self - an angry, shouty driving machine.
Take your smallest car and stuff a massive engine in it, stir and add "dry bias" tyres. Bring to the boil, fold arms and look pleased with yourself, knowing you've made a stonkingly brilliant car.
The Aston Martin V12 Vantage sees the British sports car manufacturer put its largest engine in its smallest car.
Aston Martin's largest engine in its smallest car. Enough said.
An earlier version of this image gallery misspelled the name of the Cassini spacecraft and misstated where in space the images were taken. This is only the third time ever that Earth has been imaged from the outer solar system. It has also been clarified that the Cassini-Huygens mission is a cooperative project of NASA, the European Space Agency, and the Italian Space Agency.
For the first time, we can see what our planet looks like from other outposts in the solar system -- some of which are 900 million miles away.
We all revere the Aston Martin marque as the classically English car of James Bond, and now the company takes a stab at making its models more affordable.
The 2012 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Roadster is perhaps the most beautiful, and infuriating, car in the world.
Beautiful roadster styling and an aggressive exhaust note do not entirely redeem the V8 Vantage, brought low by a balky transmission and cabin electronics.