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Chris Harris compares a Aston Martin, Porsche and Mercedes 17
Posted by CarBlog Staff in Aston Martin Vantage S, mercedes, Performance, Popular, porsche, Super car news, Videos on 02 17th, 2014


It sure does seem like any petrol head’s dream to drive a Porsche GT3, an Aston Martin V12 Vantage S and a Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Black Series. Now imagine having a go at these three cars all in one day.

Well, thats what our favorite petrol head, Chris Harris, has the opportunity of doing recently.

Chris drives these cars (we’d like to think on behalf of us) and gives a short breakdown on what it feels like to be at the steer of any of these. Which car is best for road driving? And which one is best suited to a racing track?

Check out the video below to find out:

Source: YouTube

Le Mans 2013 24
Posted by Kelly Levinsohn in Aston Martin Vantage S, audi, Automotive News, Event Coverage, le m, Le Mans, Popular, Super car news, TOYOTA on 06 24th, 2013

le mans

This year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans has been one of extreme excitement, thrilling cars, new records and, ultimately, sadness.

When it comes to record breaking, Tom Kristensen is the leader of the pack. Kristensen along with fellow drivers Allan McNish and Loic Duval, was the winning Audi team, and thus, this victory marks Kristensen’s ninth win at Le Mans – meaning he still firmly holds on to his already existing record.

This is Audi’s fourth consecutive win and twelfth overall at Le Mans. The Audi team crossed the finished line one lap ahead of the Toyota TS030.

The last bit of the race surely kept people on the edge of their seats. After 23 hours of stiff competition, the race became even more intense as the leading Audi and Toyota cars were on the same lap.

Fortunately for Audi, Kristensen was able to pass Sebastien Buemi’s Toyota with just minutes remaining to win by one lap over his rival.

Audi’s winning team:

Le Mans winners 2013

But it was not all smiles at this year’s event. On Saturday, a mere 10 minutes into the race, Aston Martin driver Allan Simonsen crashed his Aston Martin Vantage and died as a result of his injuries.

Record-breaking champion, Kristensen, later dedicated his win to Simonsen, a fellow Dane. This was the first fatality at Le Mans since 1986 (another fatality occured in 1997, when Sebastien Enjolras crashed during pre-qualifying)

The organisers and sponsors were just as shocked and saddened as the Aston Martin. Managing director of Aston Martin racing,  John Gaw said: ”I would like to extend our deepest sympathies and condolences to the individuals, and families whose friends or loved ones were involved in today’s terrible tragedy”

In the end, Buemi finished in second position overall, giving Toyota its best-ever result at Le Mans. Third place went to the No. 3 Audi driven by Lucas Di Grassi, Marc Gene and Oliver Jarvis.

All in all – Le Mans 2013 was an exhilarating event that was sure to please car and racing fans worldwide!

Have a look at the highlights of Le Mans 2013 in the video below:

Source: Autoblog

Aston Martin Vantage S On Track Video Out 14
Posted by Alex Ion in Ascari Race Resort, Aston Martin Vantage S, Automotive News, Super car news, Vantage S, video on 03 14th, 2011

A video of the Aston Martin Vantage S on the track in Spain has been released. The recently debuted vehicle is shown as undergoing a little workout on the track at the Ascari Race Resort in the country. A long form video from Motor Authority, it has got the original soundtrack of the vehicle. Aston Martin Vantage S was released in January.

The Vantage S features a 4.7-liter V8 engine that develops 430 bhp (321 kW / 436 PS) and 490 Nm (361 lb-ft) of torque. As you see, it churns out an extra 10 bhp (7 kW / 10 PS) and 20 Nm (15 lb-ft) as compared to the standard Vantage V8.

Aston Martin Vantage S
Aston Martin Vantage S1
Aston Martin Vantage S3

The moniker S indicates this additional offering. The Vantage S also comes with a Sportshift II transmission that enables quicker gear shifts.

Well, the video guarantees ultimate performance. Check out the video.