On Oct 18, readers of The Peak were given the opportunity to test drive Aston Martin’s latest Vantage, a suave ride that impressed with its 4-litre twin-turbo, and V8 engine. What this means is that the potent new alloy produces 503bhp at 6,000rmp and 685Nm from 2,000-5,000rpm. That’s zero to 100kmh in 3.6 seconds. Talk about a dream racing aficionados can chase.

After the exhilarating test drives, invited guests settled down for an intimate dinner paired with Auchentoshan’s single malt Scotch whiskies.

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