London police are on the hunt for a man who senselessly keyed a parked Aston Martin V8 Vantage in a supermarket parking lot last month. The damages resulting from the assault cost a reported $14,000 to fix.
The approximate value of the Aston Martin V8 Vantage: $150,000.
Autoblog reports that the event occurred in the east London borough of Hackney. The man was caught on a dash cam left running inside the Aston Martin V8 Vantage, and can be seen in the video below stopping in his tracks while pushing a stroller, changing course, and producing a bundle of keys from his pocket before scraping one along the car’s body on the passengers side.
The Aston Martin V8 Vantage is an iconic British sportscar, combining sleek Aston Martin design with a beautifully-crafted, 4.7-liter V8 engine. With a curb weight of 3,595 pounds, it’s also more than 300 pounds lighter than the base Aston Martin DB9.
We at Motrolix feel that the senseless injury of any car is a particularly heinous crime – far worse than murder, at least. Much more unforgivable is when the car in question is a classy, collectible sportscar that James Bond would feel right at home driving.
We hope that the police manage to track down whoever was responsible for keying this innocent Aston Martin V8 Vantage.