COTM Feb 2012
Car: Aston V12 Vantage S
Join Date: 9th January 2008
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I had an AP2 which was a later one, the earlier ones can be a bit "tear your face off" once you get out of shape. I went for a VSA model and very glad I did! In the wet it saved me a few times I have to say! Although I've never been shy driving anything.
Also the figures might suggest its only a tad quicker than a standard Type R but dont be fooled it felt way quicker than my old Mugen which had 230bhp ish, its an absolute rocket!
I had an exhaust and a full decat from a test pipe and this made quite a difference too! I never messed with the suspension as the handling was very sweet from the get go, although as a cornering weapon with all the upgrades the Mugen had it wouldnt quite compare in outright grip at 100% throtle.
Best car I've owned though! slightly more thirsty than the Type R, £450 max road tax too as mine was 2008.