You gotta love an Aston.. They have (arguably) never made an ugly car, and the V8 Vantage is no different. Though it was the "entry level" Aston at the time, it was a fantastic car. It was released in 2005, and still in production to this day.
The Hot Wheels version of the car made its debut in the 2005 First Editions series, and has been in fairly regular use ever since. This particular variation was a part of the 2010 Speed Machines series. One of the best series Hot Wheels has ever done, the Speed Machines were chocked full of wonderful European sports and race cars. Very highly valued on the collector market today, I regret not buying more of these when they were new, but I am glad to have the ones that I do have.