Steve Sutcliffe: Aston Martin Vantage GT8 review – best Aston drive ever?

On paper, you’d have to say that the £165,000 Aston Martin Vantage GT8 represents pretty poor value for money next to the much cheaper yet almost as potent regular V8 S. But in reality, it is a completely different animal.

The lightweight tweaks and optional titanium exhaust transform the ageing Aston into an utterly intoxicating machine.

In fact, it’s one of the most alluring sports cars money can buy, and certainly one of the best looking.

Steve Sutcliffe thrashes the new, near-race-spec Aston Vantage GT8, which could be one of the purest cars to drive today…

Andy Rasool

Founder - Although he has been a Certified Ferrari Tifosi since the age of 10, his fate was sealed when at the age of 14 he persuaded a Ferrari dealer in London that he wanted to buy a new Ferrari. A phone call to his dad the following day soon put an end to that! His therapist suggested that to overcome the addiction a healthy dose of Ferrari Blogging and Spotting will help, and with that was born!

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