• Oct 25, 2010
Jay Leno spends time with the 2011 Aston Martin V12 Vantage – Click above to watch video after the jump

The 2011 Aston Martin V12 Vantage sits up near the top of the 'ole Autoblog must-drive car list. While we wait for the day that someone hands us a crystal 'Emotion Control Unit' to fire one up, we can sit back and live vicariously through Jay Leno. Mr. Leno recently got to spend some time with the British sports coupe and was kind enough to capture his experience on camera.

Leno remarks that the V12 Vantage is "almost the perfect combination of hardcore track sports car and GT car." To prove that, he turns the camera over to his tame racing driver, Justin Bell, who brings the car to Willow Springs and puts it through its paces. Check out Jay, Justin and the 2011 Aston Martin V12 Vantage in the video after the jump.



[Source: Jay Leno's Garage]



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      • 4 Years Ago
      That thing is beautiful! Aston Martin is my favorite super car maker, it just screams "Respect". imo
      • 4 Years Ago
      Jay probably ordered 2 or 3 of them!
      • 4 Years Ago
      i wanna drive without license plates!
        • 4 Years Ago
        I'd rather have the DBS just so I could tell chicks, THIS IS THE CAR JAMES BOND DROVE IN CASINO ROYALE.
        • 4 Years Ago
        But then the chicks would say, "Hey you're not James Bond."
        • 4 Years Ago
        Then don't let the state be co-owner of your vehicle.
        Get the MSO.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I love Aston Martins. The Vantage is just beautiful.

      I once read that Aston Martin makes as many cars in a year as Porsche makes 911s in a single day.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Aston Martins are in my opinion, the most beautiful cars in the world. I can only wish I was rich enough to own one.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Can Aston Martin do any wrong?
        • 4 Years Ago
        One word: cygnet
        • 4 Years Ago
        Really, the only thing in the way of a beautiful electric future is finding a way of making batteries with common elements, like iron. You can't blame a small manufacturer like Aston Martin for not trying electrics, when they really only produce one type of car. And yes, they can go very wrong (Lagonda) but you need to take bold risks to create interesting cars.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Personally, I like Jags better.
      • 4 Years Ago
      God what a beautiful car and it just sounds phenomenal.

      • 4 Years Ago
      Oh man, if only the Vantage didn't look like a stubby Aston. The DB9 and DBS have the most gorgeous lines. I think I'd rather have a 650hp engine in a DB9.
      • 4 Years Ago
      You don't buy an Aston for how it performs or how it drives. You buy it for how it makes you feel, and how you'll ALWAYS turn around for a 2nd glance after you park and are walking away.
      • 4 Years Ago
      the best part was when Jay did the Arnold impression! haha :)
      • 4 Years Ago
      jay should've worn a tuxedo
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