Video: doing Spa Franchorchamps in a V12 Vantage

I love driving my V12 Vantage on the track. And I am proud to say, I’m slowly getting better at it too ­čÖé Last week at the BIG 5 track event, I was able to do about 40 laps around my favorite circuit, Spa Franchorchamps. Here’s one of my laps, filmed by my friend Mark with his phone while in the passenger seat. It’s a bit shaky, but I think it gives a good impression of what it’s like to drive a V12 Vantage around this beautiful track. Enjoy:

Teaser video: V12 Vantage replacement?

On Friday last week, Aston Martin released this teaser video, just saying “Coming Soon…”. The video doesn’t show much, but we can clearly see a bonnet with V12 Vantage style carbon fibre vents, Vantage-style headlights, Vantage-style carbon fibre side strakes and the contours of a car in side-view which confirms this is something Vantage-based. Could this be the reason the V12 Vantage was discontinued a few weeks ago? We’ll know soon enough, maybe even later this week! Stay tuned. Watch the teaser video here. What do you think this is?

Over 80 Astons at Spa Francorchamps

The Big 5 is Aston Martin’s yearly series of 5 “experience” events. It includes three track days (at Silverstone, the N├╝rburgring and Spa-Francorchamps) and two driving-experience days (one at the Boxberg test center and one on-ice event in St. Moritz). This Monday (September 17) the fifth Big 5 event was held: the track day at Spa-Francorchamps. Over eighty Aston Martins came to this historic race-track in Belgium. 66 Aston owners taking their own car to the track, others renting a factory car for the day.