The V12 Vantage has embodied Aston Martin’s passion for performance for the last fifteen years. It is both fierce and fast, and its equally great successors gave birth to an iconic Vantage bloodline. The premise of the V12 Vantage was to get the largest and most powerful series production engine and equip it in the most compact and driver-focused model. With the model lineup almost nearing its end, Aston Martin recently introduced its best iteration yet, the fastest, fiercest, and most dynamic version of all, the new V12 Vantage.
Limited to only 333 units to be produced globally, the final edition of the V12 Vantage is the perfect way to celebrate the end of a legendary era. This spectacular machine is the extreme version of performance and driver-focused thrills. The new V12 Vantage just has everything; exhilarating straight-line speed and perfect handling matched with a gorgeous design and exclusivity.
So perfect, that it was not surprising that when the V12 Vantage was confirmed in December 2021, there was suddenly an unprecedented demand for the upcoming model. Ahead of the release, all 333 units have been sold, and there are even oversubscribed clients in the register who are eagerly waiting on the sidelines for a chance to acquire one.
Talking about the V12 Vantage, Aston Martin Chief Executive Officer Tobias Moers shared, “Every great sportscar brand has a hero car. For Aston Martin in more recent years that car has been the V12 Vantage. Right from the moment the first V12 Vantage RS Concept was shown back in 2007 our customers and fans around the world fell in love with the idea of fitting our biggest engine into our smallest and most sporting model. The recipe has been refined over the years with great success, but the essence has remained the same. Now it is time to bring this bloodline to a close, fittingly with the most spectacular example yet – the fastest, most powerful and most dynamically capable V12 Vantage ever. A celebration of its forebears and an embodiment of Aston Martin’s intensifying focus on driving dynamics, it ensures the V12 Vantage goes out on the highest of highs”.
At the center of every Aston Martin is its engine, and it is especially true for this model, the fastest and most powerful Vantage ever. It develops 700PS at 6500 rpm and 753 Nm of torque from only 1800 rpm to 6000 rpm. The quad-cam 60-degree 5.2-liter V12 engine can produce a top speed of 200 mph, allowing the V12 Vantage to go from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.4 seconds. With the extensive weight-saving materials used on car combined with the powerful engine, it gives the V12 Vantage a power-to-weight ratio of 390PS-per-ton which is an impressive 20% increase compared to the V8 powered Vantage.
Some of the weight saving features that they did on the Vantage include carbon fiber front bumper, front fenders and side sills, clamshell bonnet, lightweight battery, composite rear bumper and deck lid, and a special center-mounted twin-exit exhaust system. To ensure that the V12 Vantage has a sound that perfectly matches its looks and performance, they tuned the new, lightweight exhaust system. It is made from a 1mm lightweight stainless-steel, shedding an additional 7.2kg compared to the Vantage.
A ZF 8-speed automatic transmission and mechanical Limited-Slip Differential (LSD) sends power to the rear of the car. They applied everything they learned from the V12 Speedster and Vantage F1® Edition models to give the V12 Vantage a unique transmission calibration to improve the driver interaction and shift speeds. The software is specially calibrated to provide a level of shift refinement and usability that is much better than what is usually seen on dual clutch gearboxes. To ensure that the car is always in the right gear at the right time, the adaptive software of the transmission is designed to gauge the conditions that the car is operating in and the driver’s demands. This allows the car to deliver a truly connected driving experience.
Much like its iconic predecessors, the new V12 Vantage aims to deliver a dynamic driving experience that matches its excellent engine performance and character and makes sure that at the heart of it all is the driving experience of the driver. In line with this, the car was given a new adaptive damping suspension system which includes new bushes, anti-roll bars, as well as spring and
Title: Aston Martin Introduces The New V12 Vantage
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Published Date: Tue, 22 Mar 2022 01:40:22 +0000
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