Specs of the Aston Martin I drove last week. You can buy it too….

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  • January 28, 2010
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2010 Aston Martin V12 Vantage:

I drove the new Aston Martin last week and I'm so excited about it I thought I would do a preliminary report before I test it properly. It had the new Sport Shift transmission which shifts a lot nicer than the last one. You still have to take your foot off the gas in between gear changes but you get used to that pretty quickly. The colour is Morning Frost and it looks great. You will have to go to Independent Prestige and see it in the flesh to appreciate it. Loved the new seats in Obsidian Black Leather. Aston have changed the stitching pattern and decided to show it off in Silver Stitch. I liked it because you can really appreciate the work that goes into the seats.

This is the first of Independent's 2010 Model year cars and they have basically ticked every box. So you get Diamond turned 19” wheels, N400 side Sills, $16,000 Bang and Olufsen sound system, clear tail light lights and 470hp.

One of the best looking Vantages I have seen and it is the first one where I have noticed the pen in the dash. Never leave home without a pen again because in this car you probably will be signing autographs.

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Thanks to Lee at iprestige.co.nz for the drive.