that911 asked: The DBS was very impressive, but not very fast. I drove an e46 M3 that was built to my specs (my friends car) and was about 2 seconds quick in that. The power and stability of the AM was amazing though. It was very confidence inspiring and felt like it had grip for days. You could definitely feel the weight. The brakes were very good, you don't really need them for that track however. All in all a good time!
I had a similar experience with the V8 Vantage. It’s a very pretty car, it’s reasonably quick and it sounds nice, but the driving experience didn’t quite measure up to my E36 M3. In terms of speed and driving dynamics, it couldn’t touch a late-model M3 or 911. Despite the class and pedigree, it seems that Aston’s are more show than go.
December 19, 2011, 10:24am Permalink