This 1 to 3 November, the fourth edition of the Robb Report Ultimate Drives will return in full swing. It will convene the most discerning gear heads for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to test drive the latest luxury cars, sedans and SUVs. Case in point, the Aston Martin Vantage
Where the DB11 has a GT mode, the softest setting in the Vantage is Sport, through Sport Plus, and going all the way up to the self-explanatory Track mode, where its 510hp, four-litre V8 will no doubt make short work of.
And the Vantage is also full of clever aerodynamic details – a series of ducts behind its expansive front grille channels cooling air to the engine and under the car to the rear diffuser. Along with the ducktail rear spoiler and side strakes, the Vantage remains positively stapled to the road, as you would expect it to.
Engine: 3,982cc, 32-valves, V8, turbocharged
Power: 510hp at 6,000rpm
Torque: 675Nm at 2,000-5,000rpm
0-100km/h: 3.6 seconds
Top speed: 314km/hr
Transmission: Eight-speed automatic
Fuel Consumption: 10.5L/100km