Feature13 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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14 December 2012

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14 December 2012

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Especially as it was about 2 x British cars

15 December 2012

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

18 December 2012

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

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8 January 2013

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6 February 2013

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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