Road test: Aston Martin V8 Vantage S

James Batchelor
Aston Martin's V8 Vantage S
Aston Martin's V8 Vantage S

Aston Martin has made a harder version of its Porsche 911 rival – the V8 Vantage S. Is it any good?

What is it?

Sitting between the standard V8 Vantage and the range topping V12 Vantage, the V8 Vantage S takes a more sporty approach to Aston's baby coupe. It offers real alternative to traditional rivals like the Porsche 911, Audi R8, Nissan GT-R and Jaguar XKR-S.