Autoweek drive the new Aston Martin V12 Vantage here.
This is the most fun-to-drive Aston available with its relatively small package and big honking engine. Do I have any complaints? Yes, I do. The gearbox's shifts could be a bit slicker, and then there's the sticker shock that comes from the near $200,000 as-tested price. But complaining about the price when it comes to these types of vehicles is pointless.
Here's my suggestion to the people with a large amount of disposable income to play in this market: If you want a real driver, pony up an extra $30,000 and get a Ferrari 458 instead. But if you put more stock in styling, it's hard to argue with this V12 Vantage.