🏎️ Aston Martin V12 Vantage
📍 United Kingdom
🛠️ V12 6.0 516HP
💨 4,2 seconds
💶 No longer on sale
What is it?
The Aston Martin V12 Vantage was produced in a single generation from 2010 to 2018. Starting from 2016, alongside the traditional Coupe, a Roadster variant was added to the range. Its arrival was heralded in 2007 with the presentation of the “V12 Vantage RS” concept car. It is based on the same structure as its smaller sister, the V8 Vantage, which, despite being a luxurious and high-end car, was the cheapest model of Aston Martin, positioned at the base of the range before to the more prestigious DB9 and Vanquish. The V12 Vantage debuted with a price tag of around 138.000£/190.000€.
This car has iconic, as well as famously English lines. There are numerous aesthetic similarities with the Vanquish, considered by many to be the most beautiful car of all time. Compared to the V8 variant, the hood has louvers that are easy to notice, and the grille designed to cool the engine has increased dimensions.
The interior of this car is surprisingly simple, but made with the utmost attention to detail and with materials suitable for a luxury car. Starting in 2013, with the introduction of the V12 Vantage S, many interior details were made of carbon fiber.
The V12 Vantage equipped a powerful 6.0 engine with 517HP of power and 560NM of torque for its first few years of production. In 2012, with the introduction of the V12 Vantage S, the engine, also V12 6.0, reached 570HP and 620NM, improving the 0/100km/h from 4,2 to 3,9 seconds and increasing the top speed from 305 to 325km/h. The S variant also benefits from a modern Sportshift III AMT automatic transmission, which replaced the old 6-speed manual.
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