Aston Martin is one of my favorite automakers, and the V12 Vantage is perhaps my favorite car it makes. Why? Because of this simple fact:
The V12 Vantage merges the brand’s biggest engine with its smallest car. The result? The best Aston ever. And now, contrary to prior announcements from Aston Martin, buyers in the U.S. will have a chance at one of the 1,000 or so that are produced. Seriously, is a 6.0-liter 510 hp V12 that does the 0-60 sprint in 4.2 seconds ever a bad idea? No. No it isn’t.
If $250,000 is a tad high for your wallet, here’s another exciting development that’ll cost a few bucks less: the Mazda2 is coming to the States.
Car and Driver reports that the popular and much-demanded small hatch will be sold across North America, including the U.S.A. Mazda North American Operations’ president and CEO, Jim O’Sullivan said the new Mazda will
be true to everything that makes our cars stand apart from the competition: it will be stylish, fun to drive, and a heck of a value. In short, it will be Zoom-Zoom.
Expect the smallest Mazda to go on sale sometime in late 2010.
And then there was Hyundai…
The redesigned 2010 Sonata will go on sale in the U.S. in early 2010 with all-new sheet metal, a revised interior and updated mechanics. I’m thinking it looks pretty dang sweet… even better than most of what Honda is producing these days.
Expect a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine, possibly paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission. I’d also put money on a V6 option being offered here.
When your lucky numbers come up, what exotic car will you buy?