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Until I drove the V8 Vantage, I never really bought the Aston Martin hype. Sure, the brand has a long and storied history and today produces some of the most dynamic designs on the road. But it is part of struggling Ford Motor, and I had my doubts about the overall package-especially the details the
Aston Martin's concept AM V8 Vantage, on display at the 2004 Detroit auto show, was a hoped-for indication that there would be a production version in the near future-and there will be. An undisguised prototype of the new model was caught on film during current high-speed testing at the Nrburgring.