Buyer's Guide

Aston Martin

Aston Martin is on a roll right now, amplified by a relatively new partnership with Daimler AG and the folks at Mercedes-Benz. The AMG-engined Vantage, DB11 grand tourer, stunning DBS Superleggera, and the first-ever DBX SUV have all impressed us. Upcoming mid-engine hypercars named Valkyrie and Valhalla will serve as halo cars for the brand.

Least Expensive: With a starting price of around $155,000, the Vantage packs a twin-turbo V-8 sourced from Mercedes-AMG, and as of 2021, it comes standard with a dogleg seven-speed manual transmission.

Sportiest: That would be the Valkyrie. It's being built with help from Red Bull's F1 program, the tuning masters at Cosworth, and battery experts from Rimac. The result is 1,160 hp from a hybridized 6.5-liter V-12. Need we say more?

Most Expensive: Right now, that title goes to the $308,000 715-hp DBS Superleggera, but the pecking order will surely change with the arrival of Valhalla and Valkyrie. Both will exceed the seven-figure mark, with the Valkyrie set to sell for $3.2 million

MT Top Pick: It might not be what you expect MT's favorite Aston to be, but if you read our First Drive on this thing, you know exactly how we feel about it. The DBX might be the automaker's first SUV, but the new model sets a new high watermark for a balance between ride quality and dynamic excellence, establishing itself as the best-driving luxury performance SUV on the market.

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