With the Vantage coupé, Aston Martin at a stroke released the fastest-selling car it has ever made, and the introduction of the roadster did nothing to dilute the Vantage appeal.

If anything, the driving characteristics of the car are even more suited to the soft-top than they are to the coupé: it’s comfortable to sit in, it makes one of the finest engine noises on the planet, and we’ve yet to find a soul who thinks it’s anything other than gorgeous to look at. 

Allan Muir

Allan Muir

Managing editor
Pricey, but undeniably beautiful

At almost £100,000, though, this is a hugely expensive car, especially given the relative modesty of its performance, and the fact that it can easily represent a six-figure invoice if you choose to dip into the options list.

But if there are question marks over its outright pace and its focus as a driver’s car, it remains very assured and there is absolutely no denying its desirability.

Which, right now, makes it the best car Aston Martin produces

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