► New Aston Martin Vantage driven
► An early, icy test drive in the Arctic
► Watch Ben Barry in our new video
Aston Martin is on a roll right now, launching cars like the graceful new DB11, striking technical partnerships with AMG, making record revenues - and reviving old favourites like the Lagonda brand, previewed by this week's striking new concept car.
But it's not deserting its heartland: the Vantage has become one of the brand's most successful cars of all time and in 2018 it's replacing the old V8 with an all-new successor.
We've already driven the new 2018 Vantage up in the wilds of Finland during winter testing. CAR magazine's correspondent Ben Barry hooked up with the development team for a slippy, slidey early drive in a late-series prototype.
Enjoy his video above - and be sure to sound off in the comments below. Does Aston Martin have another hit on its hands? Is there too much Mercedes-Benz lurking in there? Does its design match up to its sublime predecessor's levels of want?
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