This year it really feels like the pride in being British is truly back! What with so much happening in this country this year we thought we’d take the opportunity to celebrate one of the greatest British names of all time – Aston Martin.
So, this week’s Friday Five is all about the greatest Aston Martin’s of all time. Only a small percentage of the great British public will ever have been able to get a motor insurance quote on such legendary cars due to their exclusivity. Aston Martin’s prestige was further lifted by the inclusion of the fabled DB5 in the hit James Bond film, Goldfinger.
Below you’ll find our favourite Aston’s from number 5 through to what we believe to be the greatest Aston of all time:
5. Aston Martin V8 Vantage (1977-1989)
The original V8 Vantage from the 70s and 80s kicks off our list. In 1977 it was hailed as the first British supercar thanks to its 170mph top speed – which was amazingly impressive back in the 70s! It could also achieve a 0-60mph time of just 5.3 seconds, which is quick even by today’s standards! It also looks pretty brutish, in a good way of course!
4. Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato
The DB4 GT Zagato was an obvious choice – it’s absolutely stunning! Undoubtedly one of the prettiest cars ever built, it’s also quick with over 300bhp and a top speed of 154mph. DB4 GT Zagato’s will fetch over £1 million today due to their beauty and rarity.
3. Aston Martin DB7
The DB7, another stunning Aston and what Jeremy Clarkson has hailed as THE prettiest looking car of all time on a number of occasions. The DB7 is the most popular Aston of all time too with 7,000 models being produced between 1994 and 2004.
2. Aston Martin DBS V12
The DBS V12 ranks at number 2 in our Friday Five this week thanks to its looks, appeal and performance. The 6.0 litre V12 produces 510bhp which enables a top speed of 191mph. The DBS V12, from a purist’s point of view, is the most exciting Aston Martin ever built.
1. Aston Martin DB5
Of course, it simply had to be the DB5 topping our Friday Five. This is the second time the DB5 has been at the top of a Friday Five. The DB5 is possibly the most iconic British car ever built, not only thanks to its inclusion in a number of high profile James Bond films, but also because of the way it looks! It’s an aesthetic masterpiece and a car that just gets prettier with age. The DB5 simply has to be the ultimate Aston Martin and the ultimate British icon!
What do you make of our Friday Five this week? What order would you have ranked them in? Are there any Aston’s you feel should have been included?
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