Naturally, Aston feels the GT8 is the most driver-focused V8 Vantage yet, thanks to tweaks made to ride and handling characteristics. Evidently it incorporates developments from the GT4 race car, for it has to be credible on track, but is still a road car in essence. Another special edition variant is due to launch this year, to counter limited runs from other sports car makers like Porsche.
Proper newbies coming from the Brit include the DB11, a much softer riding GT than the DB9, and the DBX crossover due before 2020. The DB11 kicks off a six-year plan and every nine months thereafter new product will emerge, according to Reichman.