Why Aston Martins Will Make You Question Everything
Aston Martins: They aren’t just a care. They’re a total experience. An Aston Martin is unlike any other vehicle you’ve ever driven, even if you’ve grown accustomed to renting and driving other exotic automobiles. You may have been pressed back into your seat by the acceleration of a performance driving machine. You may have gotten the attention and the looks and stares that are the result of driving an incredibly expensive, incredibly stylish car. You may have tooled along in something that wows those who see it and that impresses everyone nearby. That’s all part of the exotic automobile experience no matter what you choose to drive. But an Aston Martin is an order of magnitude different than just any exotic car. It’s something that has a unique flair, a unique kind of flavor, all its own… and once you have steeped yourself in it, you’ll never be able to get it out of your head again. You’ll not just want to drive the Aston Martin again. You’ll NEED to drive it again, and you won’t settle for anything else.
Take, for example, the Aston Martin V12 Vantage S. This is a car with a damper system that includes a three position setting. It can be set for a road, for sport, and for a track. This is a car owned by one of the greatest aerodynamics experts ever to grace the field with his knowledge, one Adrian Newey. There’s a good reason that someone with that kind of knowledge of automobiles and performance chose to buy an Aston Martin, and that’s because there are those who consider the Aston Martin Vantage one of the greatest automobiles ever made. This is just one example from among the Aston Martin product line, but it’s worth examining because it gives you an idea of what Aston Martin is all about, and what the company’s approach is like.
Take, for example, the power steering of the Aston Martin V12 Vantage. The power steering is graduated to respond accordingly depending on the speed at which you are driving the car. There was a time when power steering in a sport or performance vehicle was unheard of, even undesirable, but not so now. With the technology available to us, we can make even exotic, high-performance automobiles comfortable to drive. Yes, high-performance sports automobiles have always been fun to drive, and have always produced in the driver a keen feeling of pleasure mixed with the thrill of having a powerful machine at your control. But the modern technology of the Aston Martin V12 Vantage lets you have it all in a supremely comfortable, powerful, luxury package. It is style and grace wrapped in performance. It is thrills and chills wrapped in a comfortable and stylish overcoat.
The mystique of the Vantage, like all Aston Martin automobiles, is enough to cause Aston Martin owners to overlook small imperfections. These are things that you, as a renter of these incredible automobiles, don’t have to worry about. We put all of our Aston Martins through a conditioning program to make sure that everything works just as it should. We pamper our Aston Martins because we know the people who drive them are going to enjoy every minute of the experience, and we want to make sure nothing takes away from that.
But people who actually own Aston Martins, and even the Aston Martin V12 Vantage, report that sometime, little things need a little tweaking. We spoke with one long-time Aston Martin owner who said that his steering wheel had a little bit of a shudder to it, his demister didn’t work all that well, and his temperature gauge ran hot no matter what was actually happening under the hood. Still, he absolutely loved his car, and he raved about it every possible opportunity. Keep in mind that owners like him rave despite warning lights that seem to come on and go off without reason, CD players that don’t always work, and a host of other little minor irritants. That’s one of the reasons it’s so much better to rent an exotic automobile than to try and buy it outright. Let us care for the car. Let us see to it that everything is squared away. Let us attend to any maintenance problems that might occur.
Our Aston Martins have no negative issues. All our cars are incredibly clean and well kept. Part of that is because we never have to worry about an exotic car renter not taking great care of the car he rents from us. Would you believe that people actually bring their exotic rental vehicles back to us in better shape than they were when they left? They come back washed and waxed and looking like they just drove off the showroom floor… because people adore exotic automobiles. They love being seen in them. They like lavishing them with care and attention.
It’s fair to say that the thrill you experience when driving an Aston Martin, particularly one like the V12 Vantage, is unlike any you’ll immerse yourself in when you rent a different vehicle. The Vantage V12 S goes from zero to sixty miles per hour in under four seconds. It has a top speed over two hundred miles per hour, a staggering figure. It’s available in a stunning array of colors. It looks fast just sitting still, and it has curves and lines that make it look like a kind of fighter jet of the asphalt. It has a staggering amount of torque, no dual clutch system to worry about, and pounces its way through the gears as you work them, listening to the engine roar.
This is a car designed for the driving experience, and to the emotions that the driver will feel when he or she pilots the car. For this is a car you do not merely drive. This is a rocket ship to pleasure, and when you climb into the driver’s seat, you will find yourself pressed into your seat by both the G-forces and your desire never to drive another car.