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    The V12 Vantage, finally some pics

    Finally got the car home today. What an enjoyable afternoon. The clutch is very sensitive, so I'm still getting used to it. The sound is intoxicating though, the car burbles like a purring cat when you lift off the throttle Smiley

    More driving impressions after the weekend after some real wheeltime!


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    Gorgeous. With a garage like this, I'd sleep in it.

    Do you find yourself having issues with the gear stick when engaging 2nd, as in the DBS ?


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    Well you must work hard Mike, so I take my hat off to you.   Ya taste in cars is pretty good too. 


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    Video with good sound ala bleflame is definately a must. Enjoy.


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     Mike if i were you I'd find myself waking up in the middle of the night and going down to the garage just to stare at this car. its just so damn gorgeous!! 


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    Great car.. Enjoy it! Congrats!


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    Mike,

     your taste fits well your cars


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    Some men have all the luck. We can't even get this car in the US. Doesn't pass crash regulations.


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    Fantastic SmileySmiley


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    Stunning Mike   A great addition.


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    Looks great Mike, congrat's.


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    Heist:

    Some men have all the luck. We can't even get this car in the US. Doesn't pass crash regulations.

     i thought that EU safety regulation were more rigurous than on the US. Smiley


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    OMG what a beauty Mike!! Congrats your wait has been long. I don't know what to say anymore, you're my idol! You're an Architect right?


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    indeed shifting is ancient technology - so is a fuel burning engine..  I happen to like both :) 
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    1984 BMW 323i 5spd 2.3L 141 hp (105 kW) More door. Black on black (parting out) 
    1986 BMW 325e 5spd 2.7L 121 hp (172 lb·ft) Le Mans Blau on Tan leather.
    1986 BMW 325is 5spd 2.5L 168 hp (164 lb-ft) White on Tan leather (parted out) 
    2005 Ford Focus S, 5spd 2.0L 136 hp (120lb-ft) CD silver on grey (sold)
    1986 Porsche 944, 5spd 2.5L 150 hp (168lb-ft) champagne gold on grown leather. (sold)


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    PinkChampagne: Thank you The gearbox is super smooth, no sticking issues at all.

    ResB: Thank you so much mate, means a lot! I tell you what, thank goodness summer holidays are around the corner. I feel like I've been ground to a pulp!

    Racerx: Will definitely take a brief video over the weekend!

    Enmanuel: Thank you! I do that from time to time to be honest

    AlexG: Thanks again!

    Cram: Thank you Cram

    Heist: Hahaha, thanks Heist. Apparently AM are hard at work to try make this car pass US homoglations. Don't know if they will be successful at it or not.

    Ron: Thank you Ron!

    ISUK: Thanks Iain! When are we going to get more photos of your garage

    JoeRockHead: Thank you so much Joe!

    Atzporsche: Thanks Atz! No, nope not an architect, although I did study it briefly!


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    To top my day off. I enjoyed an evening out around the track at night with Derek Bell (5 time Leman champion) in the new Bentley Supersports!

    Here are some crummy shots with my phone.


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    Forgive the bad quality. The car is much louder in person that shown in the video. We hit a poor bird on the one long left hand turn going 130mph and went slower the second lap as precaution to check if there was any pieces left. I quoted, "Well, there is not much left of him." and Derek respond "He's dead." in the video

     


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    Thanks Mike. Your car looks great and the photos are tunning


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     you've got a nice house to match your nice carssssss....

     

    an envy for us all!!

    enjoy. cant wait for more outdoor pics!


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    Gorgeous Mike - enjoy in good health


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    What a car ! I dunno but I am totally into white cars now....I like most cars in white....like Isuks white California....

    Looking at the height of the garage - there might be "stacking" possibility right there...

     


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    Wow... this garage is like the Playboy Mansion.... just better

    The car looks stunning. I like the mineral white metallic - perfect color for this car!


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    Utterly stunning car Mike, really an old-school type of thing, I love it!

    Enjoy it!


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     Great looking car! 


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    997 Carrera 4S, Guards Red, Bilstein PSS10 Damptronic, H&R Anti Roll Bars, IPD Plenum, Dension Gateway 500, PSE.


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     Congrats Mike, what a beauty 

     


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    awesome aston....enjoy in good health, mike.....

    perfect colour combo !


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    Congrats and thanks for sharing your photos with us, it is like being there. Smiley 


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    You're welcome RC!

    Just a short video of the startup etc.



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    What a sound - very agressive


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    Mike its simply insane ! , love the colour, love the red interior, all perfect as always !!!!!! Hope you enjoy it, I'm sure you will, that sound is as intoxicating as in the superleggera.......

    I'm in love with it !!! , can't say much more !


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    OMG very aggressive sound. Cannot wait for open road onboard footage!! 


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    indeed shifting is ancient technology - so is a fuel burning engine..  I happen to like both :) 
    _____________________________________________________________________
    1984 BMW 323i 5spd 2.3L 141 hp (105 kW) More door. Black on black (parting out) 
    1986 BMW 325e 5spd 2.7L 121 hp (172 lb·ft) Le Mans Blau on Tan leather.
    1986 BMW 325is 5spd 2.5L 168 hp (164 lb-ft) White on Tan leather (parted out) 
    2005 Ford Focus S, 5spd 2.0L 136 hp (120lb-ft) CD silver on grey (sold)
    1986 Porsche 944, 5spd 2.5L 150 hp (168lb-ft) champagne gold on grown leather. (sold)


     
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