Go to Ultimatecarpage.com

Go Back   Ultimatecarpage.com forums > Automotive forums > Car comparison


View Poll Results: So if its your money, which are you buying?
Aston Martin 8 22.86%
SLS AMG 2 5.71%
458 Italia 15 42.86%
R8 5.2 4 11.43%
911 Turbo 6 17.14%
Voters: 35. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #31  
Old 10-07-2010, 05:50 PM
pimento's Avatar
pimento pimento is offline
Fanatic
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 6,536
Perth, Australia
It's the AM V12 Vantage, not the DBS.
__________________
Life's too short to drive bad cars.
Reply With Quote
  #32  
Old 10-07-2010, 10:19 PM
crisis's Avatar
crisis crisis is offline
Space Modulator
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 6,153
Adelaide
Quote:
Originally Posted by Roentgen View Post
Aston or Ferrari...

Aston is just the cooler option. It's an Aston.
Im a sucker for Astons. Ooze class. That Ferrari is however the best looking Ferrari to my eyes ever. And in the end of the day seperating these kind of cars comes down to more than top speed or how they perform on a track for the "avaerage" buyer, if there could ever be such thing. Few will ever regularly be able to exploit the last degree of awesomeness from any of them so whichever does the very best by a puffteenth of a second fades into obscurity. For me when you have just about everything else it comes down to how cool it looks and feels and in the end the Aston is the perfect blend of brutality and class.
__________________
"A string is approximately nine long."
Egg Nogg 02-04-2005, 05:07 AM
Reply With Quote
  #33  
Old 10-07-2010, 11:13 PM
Ferrer's Avatar
Ferrer Ferrer is offline
Furniture
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 33,277
Barcelona
Send a message via MSN to Ferrer
Quote:
Originally Posted by pimento View Post
It's the AM V12 Vantage, not the DBS.
Which still is a mish-mash of parts from the Aston shelf...
__________________
Lack of charisma can be fatal.
Visca Catalunya!
Reply With Quote
  #34  
Old 10-08-2010, 10:57 PM
NicFromLA's Avatar
NicFromLA NicFromLA is offline
Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 1,331
Los Angeles, CA
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ferrer View Post
Which still is a mish-mash of parts from the Aston shelf...
Say what you want, I still think the DBS is the best looking new car you can buy*.

*That's assuming you can't still buy an Alfa 8C coupe.
__________________
"The Metric System is the tool of the Devil! My car gets 40 Rods to the Hogshead and that's the ways I likes it!" -Grandpa Simpson
Reply With Quote
  #35  
Old 10-08-2010, 11:17 PM
clutch-monkey's Avatar
clutch-monkey clutch-monkey is offline
Furniture
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 16,254
brisbane - sub-tropical land of mangoes
Send a message via MSN to clutch-monkey
i actually thing the V12 vantage looks a little 'cleaner' than the DBS, bar the bonnet vents, but then they both have those..
__________________
Andreas Preuninger, Manager of Porsche High Performance Cars: "Grandmas can use paddles. They aren't challenging."
Reply With Quote
  #36  
Old 10-09-2010, 01:17 AM
Ferrer's Avatar
Ferrer Ferrer is offline
Furniture
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 33,277
Barcelona
Send a message via MSN to Ferrer
Quote:
Originally Posted by NicFromLA View Post
Say what you want, I still think the DBS is the best looking new car you can buy*.

*That's assuming you can't still buy an Alfa 8C coupe.
Quote:
Originally Posted by clutch-monkey View Post
i actually thing the V12 vantage looks a little 'cleaner' than the DBS, bar the bonnet vents, but then they both have those..
I prefer the standard, elegant and subtle DB9.

Which is one of my very favourite cars on sale today.
__________________
Lack of charisma can be fatal.
Visca Catalunya!
Reply With Quote
  #37  
Old 10-09-2010, 07:22 AM
Commodore GS/E's Avatar
Commodore GS/E Commodore GS/E is offline
Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 1,055
Rudolstadt/ Thuringia
The DBS is overstyled for an Aston. I don't like it very much, the standard DB9 and the regular Vantage look much better. And the 1-77 is godlike.
__________________
FIXIE EVOLVED INTO SMALL MOTORBIKE! Now driving a Simson KR51 <3

Dream ride: red 1971 Opel Commodore GS/E
Reply With Quote
  #38  
Old 10-10-2010, 06:06 AM
NSXType-R's Avatar
NSXType-R NSXType-R is offline
Furniture
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 11,617
East Coast of the United States
Quote:
Originally Posted by Commodore GS/E View Post
The DBS is overstyled for an Aston. I don't like it very much, the standard DB9 and the regular Vantage look much better. And the 1-77 is godlike.
I disagree with the 1-77, it's so overstyled and has so many vents it looks like a boy did the design.

You can argue about its rarity, but I don't like it.
Reply With Quote
  #39  
Old 10-10-2010, 04:14 PM
Commodore GS/E's Avatar
Commodore GS/E Commodore GS/E is offline
Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 1,055
Rudolstadt/ Thuringia
Quote:
Originally Posted by NSXType-R View Post
I disagree with the 1-77, it's so overstyled and has so many vents it looks like a boy did the design.

You can argue about its rarity, but I don't like it.
I like the Countach as well, that may explain it
__________________
FIXIE EVOLVED INTO SMALL MOTORBIKE! Now driving a Simson KR51 <3

Dream ride: red 1971 Opel Commodore GS/E
Reply With Quote
  #40  
Old 10-13-2010, 07:42 PM
P4g4nite's Avatar
P4g4nite P4g4nite is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 913
Ozland
They're all so far from reality for me and I can't really imagine being more excited to wake up owning anyone over the other.
__________________
Horsepower wins races. Torque pulls trailers.

http://www.nuerburgring.de/fileadmin/webcam/webcam.jpg <Live cast from the 'Ring.
Reply With Quote
  #41  
Old 10-14-2010, 05:33 PM
NicFromLA's Avatar
NicFromLA NicFromLA is offline
Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 1,331
Los Angeles, CA
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ferrer View Post
I prefer the standard, elegant and subtle DB9.

Which is one of my very favourite cars on sale today.
My mother (who has very good taste) agrees with you. I just like the bulldogged out styling of the DBS, it reminds me of the way the 288 GTO is bulldogged out over the 308GTB.
__________________
"The Metric System is the tool of the Devil! My car gets 40 Rods to the Hogshead and that's the ways I likes it!" -Grandpa Simpson
Reply With Quote
  #42  
Old 10-14-2010, 11:22 PM
Ferrer's Avatar
Ferrer Ferrer is offline
Furniture
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 33,277
Barcelona
Send a message via MSN to Ferrer
Quote:
Originally Posted by NicFromLA View Post
My mother (who has very good taste) agrees with you. I just like the bulldogged out styling of the DBS, it reminds me of the way the 288 GTO is bulldogged out over the 308GTB.
Yes but you see in the Ferrari case I agree with you. In fact I would say that the GTO is better looking that the 308.

The DBS though, they've gone too much over the top for my liking. And it is Aston, which means that while it may have the speed elegance and subtelty should always be part of the menu as well.

The DBS, like the V12 Vantage, is too shouty for an Aston.
__________________
Lack of charisma can be fatal.
Visca Catalunya!
Reply With Quote
  #43  
Old 10-14-2010, 11:24 PM
pimento's Avatar
pimento pimento is offline
Fanatic
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 6,536
Perth, Australia
I kinda like the shouty Astons...
__________________
Life's too short to drive bad cars.
Reply With Quote
  #44  
Old 10-14-2010, 11:28 PM
Ferrer's Avatar
Ferrer Ferrer is offline
Furniture
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 33,277
Barcelona
Send a message via MSN to Ferrer
Don't get me wrong, I wouldn't be upset if I had one.

But given the choice...
__________________
Lack of charisma can be fatal.
Visca Catalunya!
Reply With Quote
  #45  
Old 10-14-2010, 11:29 PM
DesmoRob's Avatar
DesmoRob DesmoRob is offline
Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 3,151
Reality
Send a message via MSN to DesmoRob
Quote:
Originally Posted by pimento View Post
I kinda like the shouty Astons...
shouty astons do sound good, I'll give them that. Heard one in Sydney (f*** you guys have a lot of nice cars over there).
What's with the doors and how they open? I saw the guy step out of it and they swing different from anything else I've seen. Kind of up and out.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
ferrari, porsche


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
1992 Alfa Romeo Group C carreragt10 Multimedia 5 10-08-2005 10:26 AM
Completed (a long time ago) Jaguar XJS/TWR henk4 Model cars 3 09-06-2005 05:36 AM
Your all time favourite song 6'bore Miscellaneous 16 07-14-2005 06:12 AM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:10 AM.

 

1998 - 2019 Ultimatecarpage.com