Great Escape Classic Car Hire has added an Aston Martin V8 Vantage to its hire fleet based in the Midlands, close to the Cotswolds. Finished in gunmetal grey metallic – just like James Bond’s favourite Aston Martins – with a 6 speed manual gearbox it is perfect for making a weekend getaway.
The new Aston Martin V8 Vantage for hire joins Great Escape’s popular classic Aston Martin DB6 rental car. Both cars can be hired by the day, weekend or week and are ideal for celebrating a weddingm, anniversary or birthday.
Aston Martin created the V8 Vantage – also known as the ‘baby Aston’ – to compete head on with the Porsche 911. Like the Porsche, the car is a pure sports car and driver’s machine. Unlike the Aston Martin DB9, which is a larger grand touring car, the Aston V8 Vantage is all about B-roads and handling. And unlike its German competitor, the Aston V8 is a rare sight on British roads – and has a certain panache that the modern Porsche 911 doesn’t quite have.
The Great Escape Aston joins the company’s growing supercar and performance car fleet. It is fitted with a 4.3 litre V8 engine, dark blue leather interior and 19 inch alloy wheels. It is very comfortable for two passengers and has a small boot.
“There is just something about an Aston Martin,” says Graham Eason of Great Escape. “The Aston Martin V8 Vantage is a pure driver’s car – you sit low and far back in the chassis, almost over the rear wheels, and everything just shouts style and sophistication.”