Video: Jaguar XKR-S vs Aston V8 Vantage

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Feature 13 December 2012

The Jaguar XKR-S and Aston Martin V8 Vantage. Two British bruisers. Both cost around £100k. Both have big V8s under the hood. But which is best? Steve Sutcliffe finds out.

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1 year 18 weeks ago

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+1 Especially as it was about

1 year 18 weeks ago

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Especially as it was about 2 x British cars

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1 year 18 weeks ago

So just to be fair..

 

Here we have what could be said as being Jaguars flagship XK model (with an added R and an added S plus supercharger) being reviewed head to head with Aston's base entry model (excusing the Cygent at this time).

 

A fair comparison would have been a std base model XK, or they could have used Aston's V8V-S.

 

I know of Aston's out there with over 500HP and still no sign of a blower and they still come in less than the Jag's price tag so the options are out there!!

I imagine it boils down to class. A nice timeless design versus a GT-R wannabe (in looks) Wink

 

In all honesty I have no bias for either of these cars however like many a reiview, there are always questionable points to me highlighted.

 

Like all the german super saloon's any one can drop a firebreathing engine into a chassis, but it's not all about speed. I bet if you parked both these British (pinch of salt there, owing to the fact neither are outright british owned companies) and then threw in a German saloon in front a supermarket and asked people to choose their favourites, I would imagine the Aston would steal more hearts, though I'd opt for a different colour scheme personally.

Cars are a very passionate item, people buy them for many different reasons, what might win outright on paper will not be the case on the tarmac.

 

 

Regards,

PSCM

Aston are falling behind!

1 year 18 weeks ago

Hopefully their new investor's links to AMG will see some improvement in future Astons.

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Both Car Are Nice

1 year 15 weeks ago

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The Jaguar XK has GT

1 year 10 weeks ago

The Jaguar XK has GT refinement, sports car sharpness and great looks. Smile It's roomy in the front and the engines sound fabulous. Smile

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