Sure, the V8 Vantage should be a top of the line ...
Sure, the V8 Vantage should be a top of the line sports car. It is hard to imagine some hot hatch attacking it on the track. Yet, that is exactly what happened on the Nurburgring where the Aston Martin V8 Vantage found itself in an awesome track battle with none other than the Golf GTI mkVII.
Not only can you watch this fight as a showdown between the RWD and FWD, but you can also see it as a showdown between the four-cylinder turbocharged machine and a naturally aspirated V8. Now, all of this happened during the Touristenfharten (Tourist Days) battles where we usually have a chance to see awesome fights between some seriously cool machines.
As it turns out, the Golf GTI makes a pass on the ‘Ring in 8 minutes and 30 seconds with the Aston Martin being a much faster machine all together. Official ‘ring time for the Aston Martin Vantage V8 is at 8 minutes and 02 seconds. Sure, it is not among Nurburgring car royalty, but the car certainly deserves respect.
The race did show the Aston Martin driver just casually talking with the passenger following the GTI like it is not a big deal. Of course, the Aston Martin is much better suited for these kinds of forays.
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