2018 Porsche 911 GT2 vs. 2018 Aston Martin Vanquish

Aston Martins have become famous due to their looks, performance and being featured in James Bond films. The 2018 Vanquish is one of their newest models and is sought after due to its automatic eight speeds, glamorous handmade interior and a massive range of options. But it faces a serious competitor in the Porsche 911 GT2, a car known for its incredible speed, array of powertrains, and interior amenities. Which of the two is superior?

Design & Style

The Porsche 911 GT2 is very similar to previous models in terms of its appearance, at least externally. Within, the trim has been refreshed with a display that is multifunctional and a centralized touch screen. The seats are easy to get into and very relaxing once you do. The Aston Martin Vanquish has an extended hood, with the classical snout the brand has become known for. The haunches in the rear have been widened, giving it a more robust appearance. Carbon fibers have been added, with a slight bulge in the hood and louvers on the outer edges.

Technology & Safety

Despite its high price tag, the Aston Martin Vanquish is lacking in many of the safety features that come standard in many modern vehicles. This is probably due to the fact that the manufacturer wanted to maximum speed, handling, acceleration and maneuverability. It does have six airbags with a camera for the rear view, along with extremely durable construction. Within the interior, passengers will enjoy heated seats, climate control which is automated, Alcantara headliner, power locks and windows, and 6.5-inch infotainment screens. The Porsche 911 GT2 is also rich in airbags, and also features doors which are reinforced to protect from side collisions. It has protection against rollovers, as well as controls for traction and stability. Within the interior passengers will have touch screens that are 6.5 inches with an audio system that has eight speakers, a camera in the rearview, and the Alcantara headliner.


The Porsche 911 GT2 was designed with racing in mind. It has a turbocharged, 3.8-liter engine that can produce a maximum of 580 horsepower, giving it the ability to accelerate from zero to sixty in approximately three seconds. The Aston Martin Vanquish is equipped with the extremely powerful V12 engine that qualifies it as a supercar. It can produce a maximum of 580 horsepower, with 465 pounds of torque. It can go from zero to sixty in about the same time as the Porsche 911 GT2.

The Bottom Line

The Aston Martin Vanquish and Porsche 911 GT2 are extremely close in a number of areas, so even slight issues can significantly tip the balance in favor of one of them. The biggest problem with the Vanquish is the steering, which isn’t as communicative as it should be, and the second problem is the price tag. Despite costing much more, its performance is largely the same as the Porsche, so the 911 GT2 wins.

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