Aston Martin

Aston Martin builds luxury performance cars which feature plenty of power and some of the most attractive designs in the business. The firm has a chequered history, but remains ambitious, launching the Rapide super-saloon and competing in the Le Mans 24-hour race.

Aston Martin models

  • Aston Martin V8 Vantage

    The two-seater Aston Martin V8 Vantage is available as a sleek coupe or an equally stylish convertible, and is a rival for the Porsche 911. There's just one engine choice, a growling 4.7-litre V8, which sounds fantastic. The V8 Vantage handles very well, but is a physical car to drive, requiring firm inputs to the steering wheel, pedals or gearstick. There is an automatic option which reduces some of the effort. The Aston Martin V8 Vantage is more expensive, less fuel efficient and isn’t quite as well built as a Porsche 911, but it makes up for that with exclusivity and a British-built charm the German car can’t match.

    Aston Martin V8 Vantage coupe

    3 Doors
    Price 
    £84,995 - £99,995
    2.3 / 5
  • Aston Martin V8 Vantage cabriolet

    2 Doors
    Price 
    £89,994 - £108,995
    2.2 / 5
  • Aston Martin DB9

    The Aston Martin DB9 is one of the best looking cars money can buy, whether you opt for the svelte coupe or the convertible Volante. Its sleek, stylish exterior is matched by a hand-crafted interior that's supposed to seat four, although the rear seats are more useful for transporting luggage than people. Aston Martin's glorious 6.0-litre V12 provides the power. It sounds fantastic when overtaking and settles down to a quiet hum when you’re cruising on the motorway. The ride is a little firm, but the interior features very comfortable seats to compensate. Aston Martin has been building sports cars for years, and is well prepared to offer buyers a whole host of bespoke customisation options for both interior and exterior.

    Aston Martin DB9 coupe

    2 Doors
    Price 
    £131,995
    2.2 / 5
  • Aston Martin DB9 Volante convertible

    2 Doors
    Price 
    £141,995
    2.2 / 5
  • Aston Martin V12 Vantage

    The Aston Martin V12 Vantage puts the firm's biggest engine in its smallest sports car, and the result is spectacular. Aggressive looking bumpers front and rear, different wheels and carbon fibre air vents give it a meaner look than standard Aston Martin V8 Vantage, while the hand-built V12 engine gives stunning performance. The Aston Martin V12 Vantage handles well, but it's a physically demanding car to drive, as it requires firm inputs to the steering wheel, pedals and gearlever. Like the Aston Martin V8 Vantage, the Aston Martin V12 Vantage isn’t quite as polished as a Porsche 911 GT3, but it makes up for that with exclusivity and a British-built charm the German car can’t match.

    Aston Martin V12 Vantage coupe

    3 Doors
    Price 
    £138,000
    2.0 / 5
  • Aston Martin Rapide

    The Aston Martin Rapide is a luxury four-door with a sporting edge. It's based on the same mechanicals as the DB9 and DBS, but the Rapide is longer to allow room for the extra doors and bigger rear seats. It uses a 6.0-litre V12 engine which has been tuned to be quiet on long journeys, while a smooth automatic gearbox increases the ease of driving. The interior is the height of luxury, and there are plenty of personalisation options. There's a knack to getting into the back seats because the rear door openings are quite small, but once inside, there's space for two adults. The Rapide isn’t as exciting to drive as a Porsche Panamera, and is more expensive, but the Aston Martin has exclusivity on its side.

    Aston Martin Rapide S hatchback

    5 Doors
    Price 
    £147,950
    2.8 / 5
  • Aston Martin Vanquish

    The Aston Martin Vanquish is a replacement for the Aston Martin DBS – but gets more power, a new design and an all-new interior. The engine is the same 6.0-litre V12 as the Aston Martin DBS, but it's been reworked to produce an extra 55bhp for a total of 565bhp. A launch control function allows you to use all that power and rocket from 0-62mph in 4.1 seconds and on to a top speed of 183mph. All the bodywork is made from lightweight carbon-fibre, so it's not just faster, it handles better too, and consumes 10 per cent less fuel. On the inside, a futuristic layout includes touch-sensitive buttons that vibrate when you touch them, while there's more space for passengers and a bigger boot. 

    Aston Martin Vanquish coupe

    2 Doors
    Price 
    £192,995
    2.2 / 5