This was the most powerful car you could buy new in 1998

18 nóv 2020
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The famous supercars of the '90s like the McLaren F1 and Jaguar XJ220 always get the limelight, but this Aston Martin was once top of the new-car power tree back in 1998. The Aston Martin Vantage V600 is a twin-supercharged brute that deserves its place in '90s supercar royalty.
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  • 1998, first year in college... joined the radio station... so much new and better music came into my life.

    Joe R MJoe R MKlukkustund síðan
  • 5:44 Austin Martin used the steering wheel from fords early 90s vehicles like the early 90s Taurus and f-150 rotflmao

    Benjamin BairdBenjamin Baird3 klukkustundum síðan
  • I'm curious about this guy's thick and heavy accent. Northern Britain most likely. I wish to know where from exactly.

    FabiWan's Tech VaultFabiWan's Tech Vault6 klukkustundum síðan
  • if memory serves, most powerful, not fastest, would have been a yank, 98, probably some version of a dodge viper

    Peter IngramPeter Ingram6 klukkustundum síðan
  • I'd like to put twin superchargers on a 5.3 LS truck engine and see how much power I could get

    Daniel LawsonDaniel Lawson10 klukkustundum síðan
  • 98? I was 20, doing overnight stock at a grocery store, partying constantly and following my friends' bands around the local clubs and occasionally getting kicked out for getting too crazy. Jagermeister isn't something you should chug

    Daniel LawsonDaniel Lawson10 klukkustundum síðan
  • That was, and still is my favourite car. Puts me in my of an American muscle car that we the Brits have adorned with a touch of tasteful class. Beautiful machine.

    Gerard FisherGerard Fisher11 klukkustundum síðan
  • I mistook it as 4th gen prelude at first glance lol

    Michaell StoneMichaell Stone12 klukkustundum síðan
  • Sorry, this has to be the weakest generation of Aston Martin ever. It looks like a regular ‘90s coupe with some bad aftermarket additions.

    Nybotor1Nybotor123 klukkustundum síðan
  • Being born

    Angud GrewalAngud GrewalDegi Síðan síðan
  • In '98, I was in love with my highschool sweetheart, the summer of love '98, popping XTC, going to house parties and disco's, dancing all night long to Techno, R&B and Hip-Hop. Having my first forays into producing Techno myself back then. A time to remember, what a blast!

    FunkRaumFunkRaumDegi Síðan síðan
  • Beauty of a GT car

    Kurt SumthinorotherKurt SumthinorotherDegi Síðan síðan
  • Only a 5speed? Interesting - the standard vantage was a 6speed

    Gem SpottingGem SpottingDegi Síðan síðan
  • I wasn’t born in 1998

    Sani WadaSani WadaDegi Síðan síðan
  • 98' ? Morning the lose of my father after my mother killed him for the insurance.

    E LE LDegi Síðan síðan
  • 1998, hmm, I think I got married but it could have been 1997. Either way it was a huge mistake!

    countryside_guycountryside_guyDegi Síðan síðan
  • Put an EB110 against the V600... There was a comment in Performance Car at the time comparing the engines of the two cars, "the Aston engine would rip the Bug's straight out of its engine bay if you connected them via a driveshaft..." The torque was that ridiculous. The V600 was a dream car when I was a kid.

    Gregory MorrisGregory Morris2 dögum síðan
  • If a manufacturer is not willing to let you drive the car properly, don't review it. Nobody is interested in watching a video of a wallowing car at slow speed with bad audio.

    Kagan RustemKagan Rustem2 dögum síðan
  • 1998 I was 28 and wanted that Aston Martin and could afford it. Now I'm 51 and guess what......I still can't afford it!

    Simon MulcahySimon Mulcahy2 dögum síðan
  • Chrysler VIPER GTS is the one nobody seems to give credit...still the most exciting car I’ve ever been in.

    ZondaF355ZondaF3552 dögum síðan
  • Could you imagine buying the 550 and then they bring the 600 out..... Doh!

    On The DeskOn The Desk2 dögum síðan
  • For a second I thought this was the legendary Nissan Skyline GTR.

    Joseph NapitupuluJoseph Napitupulu2 dögum síðan
  • The last genuine Aston martin before Ford messed it up.

    BPJ JohnBPJ John2 dögum síðan
  • it looks like a tiny mclaren f1 from the back!

    Joe JiaJoe Jia3 dögum síðan
  • Gran turismo 2!

    Leo 007Leo 0073 dögum síðan
  • I was 12 and if GranTurismo 2 was out, I was playing the game with that car occasionally.

    Bryan BaierBryan Baier3 dögum síðan
  • I just bought that car in Gran Turismo 6

    MrCalverinoMrCalverino3 dögum síðan
  • Any one every notice it has a ford steering wheel....well ford has alot of money in Aston Martin

    Heffy TomadHeffy Tomad3 dögum síðan
  • High School

    evog35viiievog35viii4 dögum síðan
  • Ed China and mondeo st....💞 be still my beating heart

    Don 2scoopsDon 2scoops4 dögum síðan
  • Forgot it was supercharged, if you asked I would have said turbos...

    Don 2scoopsDon 2scoops4 dögum síðan
  • In 1998 i was conceived and born

    Max RivkeesMax Rivkees4 dögum síðan
  • I was playing Nintendo!

    Aaron PAaron P4 dögum síðan
  • The front fascia of the V550 looks better than this. I understand they're trying to direct airflow to the superchargers with that plastic grille insert, but it looks awful and ruins the front end.

    Drummin003Drummin0034 dögum síðan
  • 98? Well I was being born that year... so many memories 😢

    Cold YamsCold Yams4 dögum síðan
  • I was born in 1998 lol

    Name Checks OutName Checks Out4 dögum síðan
  • I was playing with my hot wheels Jaguar xk8 and corvette. Naturally the jag was always the bad guy.

    shane thedeshane thede4 dögum síðan
  • I was being born

    Ramiro AbadRamiro Abad5 dögum síðan
  • I wasn’t even born😂😂😂

    Kye JT-RKye JT-R5 dögum síðan
  • Don't drop the clutch! The diff let's go🤣

    brittenv1000brittenv10005 dögum síðan
  • I seem to remember when TG showed this Aston.. the video started with the garage door slowly rising..accompanied by Pink Floyd, Welcome to the Machine..

    waynester71waynester715 dögum síðan
  • Drive it like miss daisy what's the point?

    Patrica omasPatrica omas5 dögum síðan
  • in 1998 i was probably playing need for speed 3 and dreaming about that lamborghini diablo SV they had there

    GraveUypoGraveUypo5 dögum síðan
  • 1998? I didn't exist yet, still got 7 years yet.

    Loogi BalloogiLoogi Balloogi5 dögum síðan
  • "Headlights from an Audio and taillights from a VW" ??? On the Virage Yes, On the Vantage NO

    nigel westnigel west6 dögum síðan
  • In 1998 I was working at Aston Martin building the wiring harnesses fitted to that car :-)

    nigel westnigel west6 dögum síðan
  • I had a 94 Supra N/A-T, It was GREAT to look at but the daily driving experience was dull and the car was always breaking... even after spending ££££ on maintaining it with the highest of quality products.

    AdLP640AdLP6406 dögum síðan
  • Being born haha

    Bayley JarvisBayley Jarvis6 dögum síðan
  • Driving my new chevy corsica, not quite as nice as the Aston Martin

    James MattimoreJames Mattimore6 dögum síðan
    • Plus 1998 NY Yankees, greatest baseball team of all time

      James MattimoreJames Mattimore6 dögum síðan
  • I was in High School getting ready to graduate the next year.

    J IJ I7 dögum síðan
  • In 1998, I was negative 4lol

    Ashirwad AnandAshirwad Anand7 dögum síðan
  • One of my favourite cars of all time!

    Kerb_appealKerb_appeal8 dögum síðan
  • I was 20 back in 1998 and I too was barely able to speak and puking every couple of hours, but for different reasons.

    james staggsjames staggs8 dögum síðan
  • Please bring on Mitsubishi 3000gt & tiff

    Arslan AhmedArslan Ahmed8 dögum síðan
  • Clarkson would have thrown those instructions right out the window with “POWERRRRR”. The words the journalist choose along with the editing is just laughable and does not match the slow speed he’s driving and it’s just a shame.

    ShodakonFuryShodakonFury8 dögum síðan
  • I would like to do the challenge, but: 1. I have no IG profile 2. How could you pick just one?

    Elvis CirkicElvis Cirkic8 dögum síðan
  • I was 20 and she was 45

    Mark QballMark Qball8 dögum síðan
  • Cool factor is off the charts.

    pezzonovante888pezzonovante8888 dögum síðan
  • I didn't exist

    MG21MG218 dögum síðan
  • You really should take a look at the Piper GTT or P2, they really should have more exposure!

    Martyn StanleyMartyn Stanley8 dögum síðan
  • I got to drive one of these monsters nearly 20 years ago. It's a shame it was wet :-(

    JohnnieJohnnieJohnnieJohnnie8 dögum síðan
  • Same age! And I’m not driving an Aston Vantage, what am I doing wrong 😂

    Sam PayneSam Payne8 dögum síðan
  • heated head lamp lenses

    crazy cootercrazy cooter8 dögum síðan
  • I'm cool with softer handling. I dont drive any of my cars on a race track.

    racerx8410712racerx84107128 dögum síðan
  • It may have been the most powerful but it certainly wasn’t the fastest that would go to the Dodge Viper GTS

    dazzaburgerdazzaburger9 dögum síðan
  • I'd like to see this car in Forza Horizon 4.

    Andrew OlsonAndrew Olson9 dögum síðan
  • I absolutely adore this car! I used to drive the Aston Martins in my Gran Turismo video game. I love the simplicity and sound. I got very excited seeing this in the thumbnail. I was a young adult in 98' living with my new wife. I graduated from high school in 95. My favorite 90's supercar would be the Lamborghini Diablo SE30 in purple. The dealership Curated in Miami Florida has one for sale right now. I had a 1/18th die cast model of one. Thank you.

    christdragonchristdragon9 dögum síðan
  • I was not born yet in 1998

    Jahim UddinJahim Uddin9 dögum síðan
  • Can you guys make a video on the carbon neutral synthetic fuels. They need publicity asap. It would help the mental health of the car community greatly.

    Aaron OAaron O9 dögum síðan
  • I was driving a Holden HSV. In 1998. Loving every minute of it. Drove it like a race car.

    True Blue Films AustraliaTrue Blue Films Australia9 dögum síðan
  • Is the steering wheel from Ford? Looks like it's from a 90's Ford

    Jonathan RyanJonathan Ryan9 dögum síðan
    • It is absolutely from a 1990s Ford, my 91 Mustang GT and 95 F-150 both had that wheel. The Aston logo over the Ford oval isn't very well done for such an expensive car lol.

      dbatemandbateman6 dögum síðan
  • you were 4 in 1998? so you're 26? then how do you look like you're in your late 30's????

    burnzy3210burnzy32109 dögum síðan
  • In 1998, I was travelling around with my dad watching the touring cars. It was our 3rd season of watching it and it was absolutely amazing.

    C MedlinC Medlin9 dögum síðan
  • He fails to mention that the car is a le mans edition which is 1 of 40 cars in celebration of the 40th anniversary of winning le mans in 1959

    H BartonH Barton9 dögum síðan
  • Snapped a picture of this actual car parked up at Oulton park

    Harry KellyHarry Kelly9 dögum síðan
  • I was enjoying my Kawasaki ZZR1100 D5

    Don LaightDon Laight9 dögum síðan
  • Also is this the only twin charger I know there were supercharged/turbo cars but the first time I have ever heard of 2 superchargers?

    Z PunterZ Punter9 dögum síðan
  • Is it just me but twin supercharged sounds cooler and faster than twin turbo.

    Z PunterZ Punter9 dögum síðan
  • Pick any Japanese sports car, built to last, built for more!

    JJ9 dögum síðan
  • why noone is talking about the biggest quirk that we've never seen before? HEATED HEADLIGHTS, those puppies are ready to go the same time as the windows are in any frostbitten weather... how these never caught on?

    ZakkuEmanyueruZakkuEmanyueru9 dögum síðan
  • In 1998 I was not even in existence

    victor simonsonvictor simonson9 dögum síðan
  • From the thumbnail, I thought it was some kind of Acura, every car literally looked all the same in the 90s

    ChristhekidChristhekid9 dögum síðan
  • In 1998 I was suffering through middle school. I remember the Vantage from car magazines and thought it was awesome.

    Still SearchingStill Searching10 dögum síðan
  • Tiff wouldn't listen to the Aston guy, he would drive it and stuff the consequence.

    Andrew SherifAndrew Sherif10 dögum síðan
  • I was non existent human

    Asri WaqiuddinAsri Waqiuddin10 dögum síðan
  • At first glance I thought it was a Pontiac 😂

    Igor TolstovIgor Tolstov10 dögum síðan
  • gtr ish lookin

    Ian VitalIan Vital10 dögum síðan
  • Just imagine that with sorted brakes and suspension with the supe chargers replaced with big turbo's! It'd be a fecking animal!!

    Rory RobinsonRory Robinson10 dögum síðan
  • I was driving my '91 Toyota SR5 4x4 pickup w/ the 3.slow V6 [which Toyota intentionally nobbled so that it would be no threat to the the aged I6 in their Toyota Supra "halo" car...] & loving every minute of it despite the notorious dog of a motor because I'd grown up driving '60s Beetles (1500cc SP or less)... X-D

    Nunya BidnizNunya Bidniz10 dögum síðan
  • 👍👍👍

    Walter BurtonWalter Burton10 dögum síðan
  • Making my first million; my first kid was about a year old; use your imagination for the rest.

    Walter BurtonWalter Burton10 dögum síðan
  • Well that was a damp squib.

    Grey MouserGrey Mouser10 dögum síðan
  • Maybe you might want to check out this Audi C4 made by MTM! 😁

    M. BobbyM. Bobby10 dögum síðan
  • here's the most powerful car you could buy in 1998 now watch us drive it around the track in the wet like its the slowest car you could buy in 1998... If they're not going to let you drive it with any spirit why bother at all?????

    Neel BhattNeel Bhatt10 dögum síðan
  • I was in my freshmen year of HS.

    Steven PSteven P10 dögum síðan
  • british hellcat british hellcat british hellcat british hellcat british hellcat british hellcat british hellcat

    Cobalt LukatherCobalt Lukather10 dögum síðan
  • Probably puking somewhere from to much of everything

    David CamposDavid Campos10 dögum síðan
  • I would like to see Venturi 400 GT

    Levani KatcharavaLevani Katcharava10 dögum síðan
  • Starting an yts course and getting paided what felt like millions but actually nothing in today's cash

    Jonny ScottJonny Scott10 dögum síðan
  • Not even born was what I was doing in 1998

    Nitin ArunNitin Arun10 dögum síðan