The new Aston Martin V12 breathes a fresh breath into the Aston Martin line, by giving the new Aston Martin the best of what the company has to offer. A crisp responsive frame that handles corners as if the tires were super glued to the ground coupled, with all the power of cramming the flagship V12 engine found in the DBS into the vantage. This car has enough good looks and charm to make even James Bond feel flushed and nervous. The company wanted to takes it rightful place as a leader in the supercar world and I think they hit the bulls eye with this one.
Looking at the car it has the same beautiful aesthetics we’ve come to expect from the fine British automaker with some noticeable aerodynamic changes. These include a louvered hood carbon fiber front and rear air dams and really stylish side skirts borrowed from Aston Martin Racing. The car is a also wider than the V8 vantage which gives the car a more race bred stance all the while still staying true to the Understated design Aston Martin has employed throughout the years. The interior of the Aston Martin also holds true to the lavish styling that we have seen in past models, Alcantara leather and suede are used throughout as well carbon fiber accents. The interior is surprisingly comfortable yet you still get the feeling that you are in a supercar.
The Aston Martin Vantage V12 is just as comfortable being thrown around the track as it is driving your Kitten to an extravagant dinner affair. The V12 Vantage has ample power and a smooth torque available thorough out its 6500 red line. The V12 pushes out 510 horse power and 420lbs of torque at 5750 rpm. That power means this Vantage has more get up and go than any Aston Martin to date excluding the one-77 model. It has impressive performance stats. It goes from standing still to 60mph in just 4.1 seconds and has a top speed of 190 mph. This car has been designed to be a pure sports car. It has a 6 speed transmission mounted behind the driver for better weight distribution. The Aston Martin V12 Vantage also has an impressive lateral acceleration of 1.3g on the skid pad. It also has the classic sports car layout of rear wheel drive and front mounted engine.
The Aston Martin V12 Vantage is manufactured alongside its DBS, DB9 and V8 Vantage brethren in the state of the art production facility located at Aston Martin Headquarters in Gaydon, Warwickshire, this facility combines years of handcraftsmanship with high tech manufacturing process of the 20th century. If you like what you’ve read so far you had better be ready to pull out your check book and get one that is if you live in Europe. A lace we won’t be getting this machine on our shores, because the production run on this jewel of a car is limited to 1,000 over the life of this car. I am sure there are already fans of the car clamoring to get their very own Vantage V12. The limited run makes this a truly exclusive sports car.
The price of the Aston Martin V-12 Vantage is $247,000 US Dollars puts it firmly in the race for clients that are looking at the Lamborghini Gallardo, the Porsche 911 GT2 and Porsche GT3. Aston has hit the mark with this finely crafted machine and it is sure to win the hearts of many adoring fans. Who can’t fall in love with a light weight car with the biggest possible engine crammed into it and still providing a luxurious cockpit. I know what I’m putting on my wish list.