Win an Aston Martin Vantage and a Dream Home in LA

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If you are a fan of the sun, beaches and luxury cars, this gift is for you. Omaze not only offers a Aston Martin Vantage, but one Modern farmhouse with 5 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms in the City of Angels.

Here is what we said about the Advantage the last time we drove it:

“Aston wrapped its aluminum coffered baby – its chassis 10% stiffer than that of the more expensive DB11 – with aluminum, steel and composite panels, for a svelte dry weight of 3,366 pounds. It goes even further with forged wheels and optional ceramic composite brakes.

“Combine that with an ultra-fast 13.1: 1 steering ratio; an eight-speed ZF automatic transmission (with a carbon fiber driveshaft); and Mercedes-AMG’s superlative 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 with 509 horsepower and 505 lb-ft of torque, and you’ve got an Anglo-German missile that cracks at 60 mph in 3.5 seconds and peaks at 195 mph . The DB11 also adopted this optional V8, which only improves its handling over the V12, although the Vantage gains more advantages offline with a shorter final reduction ratio of 2.93, up from 2, 7 in DB11.

“Driving the Aston on the other hand is easy, but there are still some rewarding efforts to be made. The Aston’s street killer and track-worthy intent is underscored by a three-mode drive system – throttle map tuning, transmission, stability control and basso exhaust. -profundo – without “Comfort” mode, only “Sport”, “Sport Plus” and “Follow.” The steering is bristling with feedback, the chassis perfectly balanced. It’s the kind of sports car that likes to be grabbed by the skin of the neck and whipped, and if the going gets tough every now and then so much the better. I had driven some of those same roads a few weeks ago in a 2021 $ 240,000 Porsche 911 Turbo S, and this is just a different experience.It might be faster than the Aston, as you would expect from a 640 horsepower 911 with a Bugatti-like 2.6 second launch at 60 mph, but the Porsche is also a surreal and effortless traveler, both spaceship and auto sportsman. If you can afford one or both, the choice is yours. ix is ​​yours.

“This being an Aston, there are other flaws and quirks. Most of the interior environments, including the Saville Row-level stitching on the leather sport seats, seem suitably elitist. But faux-metal door handles and plastic air vents seem to come out of a much cheaper car. The Comand-based infotainment system has at least come from Mercedes, but more specifically from Mercedes models at least five years ago. Compared to Benz’s new Comand and MBUX units, the thick-edged dash screen is the equivalent of a dusty Magnavox TV. Its rotary controller is another clunky modification in a console whose controls are scattered as haphazardly as Jackson Pollock’s paint drips. Oh, and the blind spots are a bitch, the suggestively low roofline and pinched glass restricting views to the rear, but not as bad as in the shared Mercedes-AMG GT.

You are probably wondering, what does it take to win? First of all, according to Omaze, “No donation or payment is required to enter or win this raffle.” $ 10 will give you 100 entries, while $ 50 will give you 1,000 entries and $ 100 will give you 2,000 entries.

The donations themselves benefit Rebuilding Together, which, according to Omaze, “is dedicated to repairing the homes of veterans, people with disabilities and low-income neighbors to help keep our communities intact. Long-term projects include revitalizing entire neighborhoods by bringing together volunteers and local leaders to improve parks, schools, community centers and nonprofit facilities. Additionally, Rebuilding Together plays a vital role in recovery efforts from natural disasters, helping residents rebuild their homes and lives. “

If you want this combo, and who wouldn’t, enter here. The registration deadline is January 7, 2022.

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