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 |  Jun 11 2013, 11:45 AM

1. Design and Construction

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Outside the V8 Vantage S Roadster is understated and elegant; it looks special but restrained. The grille opening, body proportions and overall shape scream Aston Martin, as do the recessed exterior door handles that 2013-Aston-Martin-V8-Vantage-S-07.jpgrequire a push and then a pull to unlatch the access hatches. Another distinctive touch is the way those doors open. Like a bird flapping its wings they pivot outward and upward, rather than just swinging horizontally.

Helping bolster its incredible performance and justify its supercar price the Roadster’s body is constructed of a lightweight cocktail of materials including aluminum, magnesium, composite and steel. There are more ingredients here than spices in a good curry. And just like that flavorful Indian dish this Aston is delectable.