ASTON MARTIN V12 VANTAGE


For fifteen years the V12 Vantage has represented Aston Martin’s passion for
performance. Now it has introduced what it says is: “the fastest, fiercest and most
dynamically accomplished of them all; the new V12 Vantage.”

It is limited to just 333 examples globally – and all have been sold ahead of release…

The engine is a twin-cam 60-deg 5.2-litre V12 which develops 700PS at 6500 rpm and
753Nm of torque from 1800rpm to 6000rpm. It has a top speed of 320km/h and gets from
zero to 98km/h in just 3.4 seconds.

The power is fed through a ZF eight-speed automatic transmission and mechanical
limited-slip differential mounted at the rear of the car.

It has adaptive damping suspension system including new anti-roll bars, bushes, and
spring and damper assemblies.

Body stiffness is increased with additional front and rear sheer panels, a rear suspension
tower strut brace and fuel tank bracing.

The V12 Vantage has carbon ceramic brakes, front 410mm x 38mm discs with six-piston
calipers, and rear 360mm x 32mm discs with 4-piston calipers.

Two designs of 21in alloy wheels offered in satin black or satin black diamond turned.
There’s an optional lightweight option available in Satin Black, which saves a further 8kg.
Tyres are Michelin Pilot 4S high performance tyres, 275/35 R21 front and 315/30 R21 rear.

To provide increased air flow through the engine cooling radiators the front grille is 25
percent larger. A ‘horse shoe’ design engine vent has been integrated into the bonnet,
enhancing cooling.

At the rear a new a bumper with integrated diffuser maintains aerodynamic balance from
front to rear. The centre piece of this new design is the lightweight centre mounted, twin
tailpipe, exhaust system. A dramatic rear wing provides downforce of 204kg at top speed.

Inside, the V12 Vantage has Sports Plus Seat trimmed in full semi-aniline leather featuring
‘Wings’ quilt and perforation pattern as standard.

Every V12 Vantage can be individually tailored through the marque’s bespoke
personalisation service, Q by Aston Martin. Offering a variety of unique options, customers
can create a true one-of-a-kind specification.

Marco Mattiacci, Aston Martin Global Chief Brand and Commercial Officer, adds: “At Aston
Martin we build cars, but we sell dreams. That is the magic of this brand. Only a select
number of customers around the world can buy the V12 Vantage, yet like all our iconic
models, its significance extends far beyond its exclusivity.

What’s more, such is the level of bespoke personalisation available via Q by Aston Martin
even a car as rare as the V12 Vantage can be made to a specification completely unique
to its owner”.

Production of the Aston Martin V12 Vantage – the order book for which is already closed
due to unprecedented demand – is due to commence in Q1 of 2022, with first deliveries
scheduled to begin during Q2 2022.

 

About Ewan Kennedy

Ewan Kennedy, a long-time car enthusiast, was Technical Research Librarian with the NRMA from 1970 until 1985. He worked part-time as a freelance motoring journalist from 1977 until 1985, when he took a full-time position as Technical Editor with Modern Motor magazine. Late in 1987 he left to set up a full-time business as a freelance motoring journalist. Ewan is an associate member of the Society of Automotive Engineers - International. An economy driving expert, he set the Guinness World Record for the greatest distance travelled in a standard road vehicle on a single fuel fill. He lists his hobbies as stage acting, travelling, boating and reading.
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