Aston Martin has judged the pricing of this car well. Although the model name might suggest otherwise, it isn’t a limited-numbers special edition, so it probably won’t be as collectable as some rivals, won’t have stellar residual values, and therefore would have struggled to sustain a bigger premium. As it is, £15,000 to £20,000 more than a like-for-like-equipped Vantage seems reasonable.
If you’re in the market for an extra-special super-sports car, nothing makes quite as much pecuniary sense right now as the near-depreciation-proof 911 GT3.
However, by Aston’s own standards, this Vantage’s prospects aren’t as eye-watering as some. Our testing suggests you could also see better than 30mpg on a long, fairly unhurried touring run, allowing you to put nearly 500 miles between fills of its 73-litre fuel tank.