With the recent increase in higher-performance versions of already high-performance vehicles, like Mercedes-Benz and its AMG Black Series, the public is now gaining even greater access to speed and maneuverability. Two of the most recent sports cars to get their wicks turned up include the Jaguar XKR-S GT and the Aston Martin V12 Vantage S.

Both of these cars are the pinnacles of their lines, with the Jag lording over the XKR-S, XKR and XK while the Aston rules over the standard V8 Vantage S and V8 Vantage. Motor Trend has opted to pit the two rivals together for some thorough testing, and it just happened to bring along a few video cameras to capture all the action.

There's nearly 19 minutes of super hot sports car action below, so scroll down and enjoy.


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      mbrouss151
      • 1 Year Ago
      As an owner of an older XKR supercharged convertible, I do understand the understatement the Jag makes. It's very easy to go fast without having to work at it. It just seems to know what needs doing on it's own, and that's getting you there safely without much fussing and banging about. It can do it smoothly and quietly, or hard and loud. It's your choice. I will say a lot of drivers out there like myself that don't live on a race track, will have to "secretly admit", this car exceeds their driving abilities by a surprising amount.
      john96xlt
      • 1 Year Ago
      The Aston wins on looks alone.
        Jarda
        • 1 Year Ago
        @john96xlt
        umm no but 2nd place ain't that bad
      Eggmania
      • 1 Year Ago
      vantage is nice and all but it desperately needs an update. the vanquish otoh is nothing short of stunning. in short id take the jag
      Joe
      • 1 Year Ago
      Ill take the jag.. That V8 sounds bloody insane
        XT6Wagon
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Joe
        For once I like the exhaust note in this era of over done exhaust notes. It has that rough edge and lack of consistancy that makes it feel much more honest than the typical over engineered, over polished notes heard elsewhere. The F-Type is perhaps the worst offender. To me might as well put on proper mufflers and just pipe out stuff over the stereo when you push the "sport exhaust" button as its so artificial.
          Hi There Paul
          • 1 Year Ago
          @XT6Wagon
          I was behind a Bullet Mustang a few weeks ago, and it had one of the sweetest exhaust I've ever heard. It had a muted, powerful, rumbling sound, nothing overly loud, or annoying.
      Floridian
      • 1 Year Ago
      The Jag is so wrong.
      Teleny411
      • 1 Year Ago
      I'm not greedy: I'd take either! :)
      IBx27
      • 1 Year Ago
      And they're all automatic.
        David
        • 1 Year Ago
        @IBx27
        Growing tired of Motor Trend trying to appease ? by letting these manufacturers get away with calling these "auto-manuals". If you have to use the word "auto" it's not a manual.
        jonnybimmer
        • 1 Year Ago
        @IBx27
        So you're not interested in any new cars from Mercedes, Bentley, McLaren, Pagani, Ferrari, or Lamborghini?
      NY EVO X MR GUY
      • 1 Year Ago
      The Jaguar is menacing. The sound, look and power is incredible. The Aston Martin is dated. Looks okay, but I do not have any urge to be in or near one. Jaguar is a track monster. Thumbs up.
      Trent
      • 1 Year Ago
      At the end he was referencing, Earache in my Eye by Cheech & Chong. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3bN-pI5oMg
      groingo
      • 1 Year Ago
      They should have put an unrestricted Tesla in there to really mix things up!
        Ron
        • 1 Year Ago
        @groingo
        so the battery would die after a lap or two? I agree, that would be hilarious.
        jonnybimmer
        • 1 Year Ago
        @groingo
        They should have put in an S63 AMG, Range Rover Sport, '69 Yenko Camaro and Atom V8 to really mix things up! /S
      Jaybird248
      • 1 Year Ago
      These are both Ian Callum designs and they look it. I know the mechanicals are quite different, but it would be good if they had less resemblance, especially since the A-M price is far higher. Looks too much like badge engineering.
      Grimace73
      • 1 Year Ago
      Anybody have a napkin? Looks like I, um. Soiled my trousers. My severed arm for that Aston.
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