If you’re in the market for a luxury performance model, the 2016 Porsche 911 and the 2016 Aston Martin Vantage V8 are two sports cars you’ve no doubt been considering. Both the German-engineered 911 and the British-built Vantage V8 are designed to deliver jaw dropping acceleration, contemporary design, and ultra-modern technology, but there are several key differences that high-end customers need to think about when considering these two supercar options.
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For the purpose of this comparison, the 2016 Porsche 911 Carrera S will be compared to the 2016 Aston Martin V8 Vantage GT.
2016 Porsche 911 vs. 2016 Aston Martin Vantage V8: Performance & Handling
While both rear-wheel drive two-door coupes deliver dynamic acceleration and extremely responsive handling, the flat six engine in the 911 can’t match the awesome V8 paired to the Aston Martin Vantage. Key performance specs include:
|2016 Porsche 911
||2016 Aston Martin V8 Vantage
|3.8L Flat 6
||7-speed automated manual
The body design of the Aston Martin V8 Vantage was developed to provide a lighter, stiffer, and higher strength structure than the competition with its VH (Vertical Horizontal) architecture. The Aston Martin also provides several systems to provide greater handling, including:
- ABS and Traction Control
- Dynamic Stability Control
- 380mm cast iron disc brakes
2016 Porsche 911 vs. 2016 Aston Martin Vantage V8: Design Features
While the Porsche 911 has maintained the same body style and design theme for decades, the 2016 Aston Martin V8 Vantage is engineered with a few nods to its historic past, but it clearly is focused on providing a contemporary overall design profile. Key design elements available only with new V8 Vantage include:
- A dynamic front end highlighted with sweeping lines and a dramatic roof
- Hand-stitched leather accentuating the spacious interior
- Aluminum-faced instruments designed to evoke a chronograph watch
- Available personalization options from Q by Aston Martin
2016 Porsche 911 vs. 2016 Aston Martin Vantage V8: Technology Features
While the 2016 Porsche 911 offers high-end audio and navigation systems, the Aston Martin provides drivers with modern technology features that are as ambitious as they are convenient.
- Organic electroluminescent displays
- Optional 700 W Aston Martin Premium Audio System with DolbyⓇ Pro Logic IIⓇ and integrated iPodⓇ connector and USB connections
- Available HDD satellite navigation system
- The V8 Vantage doesn’t offer a key. It comes with a stainless steel and crystal Emotion Control Unit (ECU) to start your trip
Which model should luxury performance model enthusiasts choose? If you’re looking for a track day coupe that will look like everyone else’s, choose the Porsche. If you want to add drama and power to your weekend adventures, the 2016 Aston Martin V8 Vantage is the preferred choice. Starting at $113,125 MSRP, the Aston Martin V8 Vantage actually costs a bit more than the Porsche 911 Carrera S and its $99,895 MSRP, but that shouldn’t be a problem for most buyers looking for the highest of high-end performance coupes.
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