2017 Aston Martin V12 Vantage S: A Dogleg Makes This Sports Car Even Better! – Ignition Ep. 155



This episode of Ignition presented by Tire Rack (http://www.tirerack.com) is as much a love story as it is a car review. A supercar focuses on the numbers; a sports car is more concerned with the experience. The Aston Martin Vantage has always been a sports car first and foremost. Now in its 11th model year, it blurs the line with supercar firepower and the most interesting transmission on the road today. A dogleg seven-speed manual forces its driver to pay close attention to each shift, and the result is the most rewarding sports-car ride on the planet. It doesn’t help that the gorgeous body has aged remarkably well, the V-12 engine has had continual updates, and there’s a new infotainment system. Just 100 of these stick-shift Vantages will be sold in the United States, and those buyers might be the luckiest people alive. If it sounds like we’re gushing, just wait until you watch this monster try to achieve its 205-mph top speed on a dry lakebed, or attempt to not drift around a corner,stealing the heart of MOTOR TREND Senior Features Editor Jason Cammisa. Yes, our affection for this car became much more than your run-of-the mill review. Well, except for the poor German cameraman, who was tased into unconsciousness. Don’t worry, he recovered just fine.

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34 Comments

  1. Post By ZDY

    ARE THEY CLEANING THE ASTON WITH A FUCKING NONE MIVROFIBRE CLOTH, so which is it Jason, DO YOU LOVE THE CAR OE HATE IT. I CANT TELL

  2. Post By Carman Harris

    Its about the experience ….finally a review i can agree with

  3. Post By Chris G

    I recently bought one of the few remaining 2017 V12 Vantage S Roadsters available in the USA. Having been a Porsche Turbo S owner for years, I agree with Jason that it’s about the experience not the numbers. This car may be a bit long in the tooth but boy does it make me smile. And frankly, I get more attention from this car than any Porsche I have ever owned!

  4. Post By Ali Tanveer LQP

    I Feel You BRO .

  5. Post By aditya jethi

    God that v12 sounds like the sweet sound of approaching thunderstorm…… it's sounds sooo good

  6. Post By iphone appleid

    Only aston that i would buy, this one, and one 77 true perfection pinnacle of automotive industry

  7. Post By 555

    Perfect spec tbh love the color scheme like what Matt Farah said it looks like a really cool sneaker.

  8. Post By Nick Rajaie

    Jason should be the only allowed to design and engineer cars.

  9. Post By Bhishek Thakur

    I don't understand how they get these beautiful cars and make an episode on it.

  10. Post By Bhishek Thakur

    I don't understand how they get these beautiful cars and make an episode on it.

  11. Post By Bhishek Thakur

    I don't understand how they get these beautiful cars and make an episode on it.

  12. Post By Bhishek Thakur

    I don't understand how they get these beautiful cars and make an episode on it.

  13. Post By József Wicha

    We really miss you Jason!

  14. Post By Joseph Camba

    What about a reverse gear?

  15. Post By Laurence Davis

    great job this video is on point and funny

  16. Post By betterbeavailable

    Awesome review. Well done.

  17. Post By richard carr

    l agree its about the drive and fun doing it ,PS taze him again :)

  18. Post By Delion Broderick

    7:10 Stahp!

  19. Post By FireBlade

    Nice video, Adam Sandler

  20. Post By Deadpool

    Adam Sandler in Aston Martin. Holy shit !!!

  21. Post By Alex Schmidt

    the opening music, isnt that the music from Raceroom?

  22. Post By nooranik21

    If I had 200 grand I would just buy a Hellcat Charger and a Demon, and then have some spare change for tires. I think Dodge nailed the whole "Simple fun" car recipe with those two. If one was so inclined you could drive your kids to school in a Hellcat Charger, then run 11's in the quarter, and then pick them up all in the same day. Simple fun, is having a car that can do everything you'd need to do in a normal day, still be able to blaze tracks and roads alike, and doesn't need to be kept in a garage brought out on special occasions. This vantage looks like fun, but a dogleg 7 speed mated to a v12 is not simple. Just saying that out loud in the wrong company would label you a prick.

  23. Post By nooranik21

    "It's just a quad cam V12" because that's what comes to mind when I think of simple.

  24. Post By dino_under_construction

    Salt flats man….salt flats

  25. Post By Julio Arrospide

    This car is so old now that I'd rather call it Aston Martin Vant-age, get it?

  26. Post By Colin Harrison

    As the owner of a 2012 v8 vantage I agree completely, like I will fully admit that it's actually pretty slow it take 4.8 seconds to 60 but the noise and the feel and it just feels so fast and sounds so mean XD

  27. Post By Ramon Hernandez

    Love you Jason…!!! You are awesome man..!!!

  28. Post By Yoshimatsu414

    Amazing car! And you RIGHT, experience is key. If you wanna drive fast, you just gotta Get Good.

  29. Post By Emet Playz

    The taser lol

  30. Post By xi yuan Zhang

    As i am watching this video in UK, its heavy rain outside, LOL

  31. Post By ferrari458speciale fan

    Every car he drives he say he loves

  32. Post By GD Toxidius AKA Miguel Guevarra

    Well. Looks like I came to the right place.

  33. Post By Hersh C

    #dreamcar like if u agree

  34. Post By TheBimmerMan

    What song at 0:52?

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