On the heels of the powerful, range-topping V12 Aston Martin Vantage S comes the 2015 Aston Martin V8 Vantage GT, with a lower base price that starts just over $100,000. Also new this year is the V12 Vantage S Roadster, with a starting price near $200,000.
The biggest news for the 2014 Aston Martin Vantage is the new V12 Vantage S model. With a more powerful V12 engine, this is the fastest Aston you can buy. The 7-speed single-clutch automatic transmission gets revisions, and new 3-stage adjustable shocks help drivers fine-tune handling between three different modes.
The 2015 Aston Martin Vantage coupe and convertible represent the entry model in the British brand's stable of supercars. Like its bigger grand-touring siblings, the 2-seat Vantage has jaw-dropping design and the cachet inherent with the brand most associated with Bond, James Bond. The Vantage, however, is more performance-oriented and has a lower starting price that just got lower. With the new Vantage GT, this exotic can now be had for under $103,000, about $17,000 less than the previous base model. That money buys a lot of performance and serious badge appeal, but in light of newer and more advanced rivals such as the Jaguar F-Type, Porsche 911 and Audi R8, the Vantage's sparkle has started to dim.