The Aston Martin Vantage V8 from Sportscarhire turned out to be the ideal Christmas treat for Andrew, booked and paid for by his partner Claire to visit relatives for a whole week as she knew he loved Aston Martins, and had driven a different model before but not the 4.7 V8. Lucky Andrew!
Andrew and Claire said they loved their week touring in the Aston over Christmas, and they were fine in the frosty conditions in Derbyshire.
They found the Aston surefooted in the occasional slippery conditions – it has effective traction control and an advanced abs brake system, and the almost 50/50 weight balance of the transaxle layout with the gearbox at the rear can really be felt in the positive turn-in to corners at spee, and good traction on the way out. The heated leather seats and rapid demist systems worked well, making life comfortable just a few minutes after driving away, which is what you expect from this quality of car. They said it was a lovely car to be out and about in, with exquisite styling and comfort inside, and a gorgeous body shape outside to admire from all angles.
Like many of our fleet, our Vantage has had a service during the quiet season, and is soon going to have a full machine polish and protective coatings to the Tempest Blue paintwork, diamond-cut wheels and leather interior, by our new business partner and detailing specialist Perfect Polish to keep it looking perfect! We will have a ‘glass coating’ applied which is a very durable coating that will allow dirt and water to be just hosed off for several years to come, and much more durable than the car dealer’s ‘Life Shine’ cheap waxes which we’ve found get washed off in 12 months even with careful washing with top-quality car shampoo.