It's a first with my Aston Martin Vantage GT8; a road trip to the German Autobahn! Coming up towards being 4 years old, the GT8 is a permanent Shmeemobile in my garage but notably it's never had a proper run, so let's change that! First stop, to let it roar to the redline...
My Vantage GT8 has traveled on 3 prior occasions; firstly to Scotland when it was quite new, then transported to and from Italy for Fuel Faction DUE, and finally being driven by Joe Achilles and BenzeneBen on Ring Wing Ting. Since then, it's been a notable absentee from my trips and adventures after the original plans for the earlier part of this year all had to be cancelled. This then is of course the perfect opportunity to get it back on the road and add many more to the 7,000 miles it has covered to date!
At the turn of the year, it will reach 4 years old and it's incredible how fast that time has gone by, yet this car is every bit as special as it always was. There is no question that one of the best features is the incredible titanium exhaust (still nobody seems to know how that was homologated) but being able to stretch out the revs and get towards the red line is a total dream. Where better then than to finally take it towards Germany myself for a full run, eventually a stop at the Nurburgring for my first laps driving it around, and onwards to plenty of incredible shoots in the coming days.
I make no secret that it's a car I will keep forever, especially considering the experience to join it as the car made the way down Aston Martin's production line in Gaydon. Each memory that follows though just builds on this and makes it even more special!
Thanks for watching, Tim