This is simply a stunning car. I borrowed one for three days from the P1 Supercar club, and loved every minute of it. The most notable aspects of this car are its stunning styling and detailing, astonishing engine noise, and great performance and handling. The Aston just begs to be thrashed, but the engine needs to be revved hard to extract decent acceleration. It can feel a bit flat at low-mid revs, unlike a Porsche 997. The most notable aspect of this car is how much positive attention it gets. Everywhere you go, it turns everyones' heads, and people universally admire and appreciate this car - a group of students said 'that car is beautiful' as they walked past. You never have any trouble being let out of side turnings in an Aston, but you would in a Porsche. I used to have a DB7, but this is completely different - it's a small, sporty little car, not a GT. It feels wired, and the controls have a reassuring heaviness - especially the clutch and gearbox. Overall, I loved this car and am very tempted to buy one. However, £80,000 is very expensive, even for an Aston. This is only a small car, so the price is too high.
paul scott, Hampshire, May 23rd 2006