The Noisy Beast UNLEASHED! My Vantage GT8 on the Nurburgring

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Πριν 20 ημέρες

It's time for some noise at the Nürburgring Nordschleife with my Aston Martin GT8! It's one of the most involving drivers' cars ever, but I've never previously taken this Shmeemobile around the Green Hell and it's time to fix that. The result, possibly the most fun laps I've ever had!
The Aston Martin Vantage GT8 is a car that on paper makes little sense, as I've frequently said before because it's expensive, wears a carbon body despite not being that light, features a noisy V8 but isn't really 'that' fast, but yet to drive it is an absolute dream. The old school feel combined with a thunderous naturally aspirated engine and titanium exhaust, plus a heavy and hard-working manual gearbox and steering; it's a great recipe to enjoy the drive.
Although my car has previously been taken for a lap of the Nürburgring with Joe Achilles at the wheel, joined by Tim Morley, Apex Taxi driver, I have never actually taken it around myself and of course that needs to be changed. This summer I have brought nearly all of the Shmeemobiles for a run at the Ring including the Senna, Ford GT, 675LT, SLS Black Series, GT R Pro and BMW M8, but now it's the GT8's turn!
With enough time for two laps during Touristenfahrten, it's safe to say that not much else puts the same smile on the face as this does. There's simply nothing out there quite like it, and the experience is right up there with my favourite laps I've driven!
Special thanks to Stateside Supercars for the exterior shots of my laps!
Awesome thumbnail pic from Rike67, be sure to check out pics of your laps and GP sessions at as well!
Thanks for watching, Tim

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Shmee150 Πριν 20 ημέρες
You can't buy happiness, but pushing the Vantage GT8 on the Nurburgring comes pretty close! The beast wakes up with a symphony of noise around the lap of the Green Hell, and what a truly epic drive experience it is. If you could drive one of the Shmeemobiles at the Nordschleife, which would it be?
Michael France
Michael France Πριν 10 ημέρες
It sound so good
derx Πριν 17 ημέρες
@Rodney McKenzie probably so the backend keeps planted on the downshift. Clutch isn't the problem, but if the speed difference between the output and input shaft on the trans is too big you really slow down the rear tires when you pop the clutch. If you are already braking hard (and maybe even a bit on the limit on rear tire grip) that bit of extra retardation on the rear wheels can lock them up, and that's something you will want to avoid at all times. Street driving there's no issue, because you're (normally) never even near the limit on rear tire grip when braking. On a racetrack when you're pushing it, it's a different story.
Rodney McKenzie
Rodney McKenzie Πριν 17 ημέρες
Do you do the proper 'heel 'n toe' action with this car so you don't fry the clutch?
Joris Negerman
Joris Negerman Πριν 17 ημέρες
I am surprised no one mensions the mighty Ford GT. That would be my absolute car to have off and on the track!! This sound is awesome though
derx Πριν 17 ημέρες
This one, every time Tim. By far the best sounding car in the garage.
Brendan Fitness and Money
Brendan Fitness and Money Πριν 3 ημέρες
Where the car belongs
Michael France
Michael France Πριν 10 ημέρες
So good
Chris Dorgan
Chris Dorgan Πριν 14 ημέρες
Did you add the throttle pedal extender to make heel and toe a little easier? I struggle on my ("normal") vantage to HT due to the distance of the pedals. Speed really is irrelevant over a certain HP, it's all about how it sounds, feels and makes you feel. Can't want much more than a manual AM... maybe a a manual F430 to finish the garage :P
Brett Butler
Brett Butler Πριν 14 ημέρες
@Shmee150 - Thanks for the epic clip Tim. I own a ’06 Vantage with a few minor mods and it’s hard to convey to others in faster, more exotic cars just how much of an emotional and engaging drive these things elicit. I envy your position to own such an amazing collection of marques, but I’m lucky and blessed enough to be the envy of some who own far more expensive and “superior” cars that have to constantly reach into their pockets every time they turn the key in order to buy the happiness our Vantages give us.
Giorgio Napoli
Giorgio Napoli Πριν 14 ημέρες
was good to see you having this much genuine fun!
G Sav
G Sav Πριν 14 ημέρες
@6:40 ish. Good job of sparing the life of a poor soul OBLIVIOUS to his surroundings. I suspect with that level of awareness he may not always be so lucky.
Tom Πριν 15 ημέρες
Wear a helmet shmee. I like ur videos and i want to be able to keep watching them and if u have an accident without a helmet i fear the videos will stop.
Octane Parker
Octane Parker Πριν 15 ημέρες
Change your intro
Frédéric De Beir
Frédéric De Beir Πριν 15 ημέρες
That and the DB5 (James Bond Edition 😜) are my favourite Astons! I think the GT8 and the Ford GT are the coolest cars of your collection!
Patrick Brady
Patrick Brady Πριν 15 ημέρες
V8 monster has gone plaid in awesome track video. Love watching the exterior cornering track view 😎
The Murph
The Murph Πριν 15 ημέρες
That is obviously loud .... and I love it
The gt8 is just awesome!
w33d1066 Πριν 16 ημέρες
Great video and loved the extra footage from outside👍
Syed Rehan Fida
Syed Rehan Fida Πριν 16 ημέρες
Great lap Shmee! :)
TheHidalgo99 Πριν 16 ημέρες
Really cool to see how Shmee has become a competent and capable driver on the Nordschleife, taking sharp turns at 150 kph and up to 250 kph on the "straights" in a vantage in the Green Hell. If you called this guy a snobby british collector u couldn't be more far from the truth, well except for the british part lol.
Mk6 Joshy
Mk6 Joshy Πριν 16 ημέρες
That car is so pretty never sell it
Marko Polo
Marko Polo Πριν 16 ημέρες
Your cheeks must be aching from the huge non stop smiling Tim. What a great car, the GT8's handling is so impressive!
Jim G
Jim G Πριν 17 ημέρες
Man what an angry Beast that car is! I would have a hard time not smiling during that drive LOL! Awesome video Tim.
Michel te Braake
Michel te Braake Πριν 17 ημέρες
Even with a car with 1.1L 50 HP you can enjoy the Nürburgring!
Its Fun
Its Fun Πριν 17 ημέρες
very bad downshifts
Robert Wignall
Robert Wignall Πριν 17 ημέρες
Great content Tim! This is my favourite car in your collection, not the fastest? who cares! It’s fabulous. You love it, we love it, sounds and looks EPIC. Must be like Christmas everyday 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼
David Brown
David Brown Πριν 17 ημέρες
Very nice Tim, the car has character 👍🏻👍🏻
big baza30
big baza30 Πριν 17 ημέρες
What a sound, especially the Brunchen fly-by
David Lovett
David Lovett Πριν 17 ημέρες
Love it, it's Awesome to see & Hear a video about cars, without music. This is a real video for real car people😁!!! I own 4 cars, All manuals & will have them till I die!!! The Aston's are really amazing sounding cars, loved the multiple images, to keep track all that was going on. Awesome job out there on the track, I would love to do something like that, you are truly Blessed, Thank-You😁🇺🇸
URFAVBLONDIE Πριν 17 ημέρες
Josh Foster
Josh Foster Πριν 17 ημέρες
Been watching for years and Tim is getting better driving the Nordschleife every time he goes out. He used to he scared of it. Now he thunders through the hills... nothing beats seat time. Wish I could join him. And the new black series for your question 🙂
Oogie Padoogie
Oogie Padoogie Πριν 17 ημέρες
Can’t recall a time seeing Shmee smile this much before. After all, isn’t that what it’s all about?
Keith T
Keith T Πριν 17 ημέρες
That is one of my favorite cars it has a sexy look it with it’s curves and listening to it at 7,000rpm and the pipes singing there tune is just satisfying to here. From the look on your Face you had Gig Fun.Great Video 👏🏽✌🏽
Yatool007 Πριν 17 ημέρες
The GT8 is a keeper
derx Πριν 17 ημέρες
This is my "If you could buy any car there is" car. Not an Egg or Ferrari or even the Senna. This is it. I almost get emotional hearing this car. I just cannot imagine any car that would give me greater joy than this one. Wel.. maybe the Vantage GT12 :)
A B Πριν 17 ημέρες
6:30 henlo rebel treeeeeeeeeeee. Like if u know 😏😏
Max Trenck
Max Trenck Πριν 17 ημέρες
Great sound!
Shahzaib Haider
Shahzaib Haider Πριν 18 ημέρες
We'd like to see puppi on camera
geyser head !!!!
geyser head !!!! Πριν 18 ημέρες
How the hell is this guy able to afford these cars ?
Cecil Wilson
Cecil Wilson Πριν 18 ημέρες
You certainly have a good collection of cars, and boy don't you know what you are doing to enjoy the things to the max,, great show case for the car's mostly getting a good thrash,, makes me glad to be a subscriber,, and keep the videos coming from Northern Ireland greatly appreciated thank you ☘️☘️☘️☘️☘️☘️
Irvin Herman
Irvin Herman Πριν 18 ημέρες
I would really like to see misha drive it for some reason
felix_ drums
felix_ drums Πριν 18 ημέρες
Was it obvious that the f1 race is very close to this
Evren Sokmener
Evren Sokmener Πριν 18 ημέρες
I notice a stone chip on your windscreen. Use superglass windshield repair London. They are the best repair only franchise in the world.
Paddy Downey
Paddy Downey Πριν 18 ημέρες
The great thing about the exhaust sound is that it makes you think you’re going 50mph faster. Amazing
TheFunkhouser Πριν 18 ημέρες
That was so cool. You did well Tim, epic bro!
Stu Flyboy Reay
Stu Flyboy Reay Πριν 18 ημέρες
What a noise 👍🏻❤️
Brian Pittman
Brian Pittman Πριν 18 ημέρες
Those were two epic laps indeed! The sound of that beast, awesome!
flavius tibu
flavius tibu Πριν 18 ημέρες
When you have a shitty car, only a british guy can say that yes it's shitty but its all about the sound, because the car is also british British companies build slow "supercars" so you can enjoy sound
phillip chandler
phillip chandler Πριν 18 ημέρες
Two incredible laps and superb video quality. Respect to Tim taking his cherished cars and driving them on the limit at the Nordeshleife.
EJ B Πριν 18 ημέρες
Next up G Wagon on Nurburgring
Mark Acevedo
Mark Acevedo Πριν 18 ημέρες
That trackside footage was badass. The car sounds incredible from the outside 🎶
david phillips
david phillips Πριν 18 ημέρες
Compared to earlier videos I watched you're driving on the track looks much smoother and more confident and although you say you're not going that fast, it looks pretty quick. I'll bet that the folks who are critical of you're driving would not do nearly so well.
Miguel Moninhas
Miguel Moninhas Πριν 18 ημέρες
Nice te see the way you change t your driving skillls and enjoying your cars amazing keep going lobe your channel cheers
Chad Hendricks
Chad Hendricks Πριν 18 ημέρες
Almost as fast of a lap as a VW jetty!
Alessandro Iglesias
Alessandro Iglesias Πριν 18 ημέρες
I was waiting for this video for a long time! The GT8 is definitely my favourite car of all the Shmeemobiles :D
M3ichael Πριν 18 ημέρες
Best sounding car in the Shmee Fleet.
Abhith K Das
Abhith K Das Πριν 18 ημέρες
Long live manuals.........sadly it is slowly dying in some parts of the world........
Danison Mabitsela
Danison Mabitsela Πριν 18 ημέρες
I know every corner of this track even though I've never been out of south africa
Comrade Bear
Comrade Bear Πριν 18 ημέρες
Eargasms are a problem for some people watching this Tim, you should have warned us
EDGAR GOMES Πριν 18 ημέρες
sounds GREAT👌👍
tobyf46 Πριν 19 ημέρες
Tim, the GT8 has always been my favourite car in your fleet (apart from your old Shmini of course). I love every video that you share with us featuring you driving it. Thank you for taking the time to share this drive with us. Amazing.
bowlerwildcatGaming2016 Πριν 19 ημέρες
Dam I love your Aston Tim she is bloody beautiful looks and sound to die for
kevin dylan
kevin dylan Πριν 19 ημέρες
It maby not fast, but is sounds sooooooooo good. V8 manual and aston. Never ever sale it Tim. It a old school car and just love it
Paapa Kofi Osei-Owusu
Paapa Kofi Osei-Owusu Πριν 19 ημέρες
Just imagine waking up everyday and saying let's go rev this loud sweet sounding Vantage before work
Barry Allen4643
Barry Allen4643 Πριν 19 ημέρες
If I was offered a senna or this on the ring ...I'd take this just because na V8 and a manual box ...Senna's bloody fast tho
Jerry Johnson II
Jerry Johnson II Πριν 19 ημέρες
Awesome !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Iain F
Iain F Πριν 19 ημέρες
#Shquad...... Hi Tim so great to see puppi150 in the photograph.. 👍🏻🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉 The GT8 is awesome 💙🧡💙🧡💙🧡💙
S D Πριν 19 ημέρες
Come on Tim, you left 1000 RPM on the table, go all the way up to 8000 ;)
Tim Desborough
Tim Desborough Πριν 19 ημέρες
Was just thinking I wish there was a camera on the track side or in one of the cars you overtook so we could hear it from the outside, and you didn't disapoint.
Edwin Lawrence
Edwin Lawrence Πριν 19 ημέρες
Tc kicked in he would have made an accident
Matt P
Matt P Πριν 19 ημέρες
Which car has been the most fun to drive the Nurburgring ?
fred smith
fred smith Πριν 19 ημέρες
my favorite car
Ian Bucket
Ian Bucket Πριν 19 ημέρες
Gercollector was there too front of you was his gtr rs
Mark Cady
Mark Cady Πριν 19 ημέρες
What a noise and experience, really driving the ring in this one Shmee
Dryas yt Anne
Dryas yt Anne Πριν 19 ημέρες
Fantastic video! Top notch! Tim: Please do work on your camera techniques. Here again your video is mared by out of focus!! The problem is known - your camera for the track is out of focus - it is sharp on the dash and bugs on windscreen NOT in focus on the tarmack where the action is. Please fix this.
Adam Gibbs
Adam Gibbs Πριν 19 ημέρες
Ground hog day
Gadne92 Πριν 19 ημέρες
These track videos are so much more entertaining than all those "car X mod Y comparison Z" -type of car youtubers. IMHO.
Beni Stingray
Beni Stingray Πριν 19 ημέρες
Suggestion for learning your next driving skill now that youre shifting yourself, heel and toe!
EDGAR GOMES Πριν 19 ημέρες
now please a review of the new VANTAGE CABRIO
Rahadyan Azka Prabowo
Rahadyan Azka Prabowo Πριν 19 ημέρες
I really love the sound! It's so amazing! 👏😮
Lee Cornwall
Lee Cornwall Πριν 19 ημέρες
Greatest car ever made my fav and I think you was smiling start to finish lol 😂
Carol Dent
Carol Dent Πριν 19 ημέρες
Has anybody else noticed that Shmee wears a Rolex?
Timmy Zwieback
Timmy Zwieback Πριν 19 ημέρες
Please work on your steering! Do some laps with an instructor and learn how to drive the Ring properly!
Dsman Πριν 19 ημέρες
Outdoors And More
Outdoors And More Πριν 19 ημέρες
Here in the U.S., there is virtually no reasonable place to drive and enjoy a fast car, much less a super car or hyper car. You watch videos of well known supercar owner's, and about all they ever get to do, is put the foot down for 2 or 3 seconds under a bridge or on a straight stretch of road. Followed almost immediately by having the foot on the brake. The Vantage of yours is my favorite car you own, and more than fast enough for any use here.
Quentin Guilbaud
Quentin Guilbaud Πριν 19 ημέρες
Laptimes are one thing, but your smile says it all...!😍😍😍 Πριν 19 ημέρες
An awesome video and great to see another GT8 being thoroughly enjoyed on the Nordschleife! #GT8Cub
Chris Boivin
Chris Boivin Πριν 19 ημέρες
I love the camera angles, good job. Very nice driving as well👍🙂
Wade Hadley
Wade Hadley Πριν 19 ημέρες
This is why I hope they always continue to make manual cars..
Elyes ketata
Elyes ketata Πριν 19 ημέρες
You should shut up a little bit 🤣🤣🤣 , so then we would be able to hear that intoxicating sound
Christopher Munsey
Christopher Munsey Πριν 19 ημέρες
Great driving Tim!!👊🏼 The car sounds magnificent!! Beautiful and badass machine!!👌🏽🔥🔥
pN Gaming
pN Gaming Πριν 19 ημέρες
The true beast of the green hell!
Shahadath Khan
Shahadath Khan Πριν 19 ημέρες
I liked the camera arrangement for when you were on the track. 👌
Pedro Henriques
Pedro Henriques Πριν 19 ημέρες
Compared to other cars you have, at that price tag, slow AF.... your Focus is faster, no wonder it feels sticky and planted :p Of Course, the sounds makes up for everything else
zemekiel Πριν 19 ημέρες
What an incredible sound! Reminds me of the V8 Vantage!
Trevor Taylor
Trevor Taylor Πριν 19 ημέρες
Tim you have been predictably good at being predictable over the last few months in 🇩🇪 etc. at times it’s a little vanilla but it’s also great from start to stop, and to be honest I’ve been keen to see it all.
P H A N T O M 703
P H A N T O M 703 Πριν 19 ημέρες
Love the extra footage😇
Pognakvuth Meth
Pognakvuth Meth Πριν 19 ημέρες
Puppi150 spotted in the thumbnail
Megumi T
Megumi T Πριν 19 ημέρες
It's an interesting video!
T Bish
T Bish Πριν 19 ημέρες
Was your handbrake on that whole 2nd lap?
Josh Rosema
Josh Rosema Πριν 19 ημέρες
It seems like a very dynamic car to drive on the track! And the sound, as always, is glorious.
#TheCarEnthusiast Πριν 19 ημέρες
Tim, can you please do a tutorial about driving a manual
Angel Zenteno
Angel Zenteno Πριν 19 ημέρες
Very very nice Tim, I have enjoyed watching You gain more experience driving your own cars properly fast The way they’re meant to be driven, people that own supercars should Follow your example and do as you have done, taking little steps do you need experience behind the wheel, instead of crashing their cars without knowing how to drive them, again I’ve enjoyed watching you progress in your driving, Cheers from Tijuana Mexico
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