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Aston Martin V12 Vantage
Aston Martin
aka Aston Martin V8 Vantage
Production 2010 - present

1000+ units

Class Supercar
Body Style 2-door, 2-seat Front-Engined Coupe
Length 172.5 in (4380 mm)
Width 73.5 in (1865 mm)
Height 49 in (1241 mm)
Wheelbase 107.9 in (2600 mm)
Weight 3704 lb (1680 kg)
Transmission 6-speed Manual, RWD
Engine 6.0 litre (5935 cc) Quad-OHC V12, 48 valves
Power 510 hp (380 kW / 517 PS) @ 6500 rpm
420 lb-ft (570 Nm) of torque @ 5750 rpm
Similar similar (competition)
Designer Designer (lead designer if it was a team effort)

The Aston Martin V12 vantage is a v12 variation of the V8 Vantage.

Recent ChangesEdit

  • Aston Martin confirmed the production of Aston Martin Vantage GT3 special edition unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show 2015. The company will only manufacture 100 cars of GT3 special edition. After a complaint from Porsche over the use of the "GT3" moniker, the car was renamed the Vantage GT12.
  • On 25 January 2011, Aston Martin released the V8 Vantage S, available in both coupe and Roadster variants, and designed to produce a more sporty experience than the standard V8 Vantage. Differences include stiffer suspension, uprates brakes, an engine tuned to deliver 430 bhp (321 kW; 436 PS), an extra 10 bhp (7 kW; 10 PS) over the standard V8, and some aerodynamic enhancements derived from Aston Martin's experience in GT racing. The aerodynamic enhancements include a deeper front bumper with carbon fibre splitter, larger side sills, a carbon fibre diffuser and a larger tailgate lip designed to sharpen the handling on the road. Additional visual differences include new wheels.

A major difference in the Vantage S is the inclusion of the Sportshift II transmission, a seven speed sequential manual gearbox, as standard.

  • On December 18, 2009, Aston Martin announced the V12 Vantage Carbon Black. The limited edition model features a bespoke Carbon Black metallic finish that takes 50 man-hours of hand painting and quality checks to complete. It is also set apart from the ordinary V12 Vantage with gloss black 10 spoke diamond turned alloy wheels, carbon fiber side strake over a black mesh vent, a bright finished grille and front parking sensors. Inside, the interior is swathed in Obsidian Black leather contrasted by hand stitched silver thread while the sport seats are formed from Carbon Fibre and Kevlar (saving 17 kg or 37 lb). Other interior niceties include Piano black facia trim, centre stack and centre console, anodised black tread plates, unique carbon fibre sill plaques and 700w Premium Audio System. There is no word yet on the pricing but Aston Martin has said that buyers should expect a 5 per cent increase over the price of the basic models. Deliveries will commence from March.[1]
  • On April 24, 2009, Aston Martin announced their return to the 24 Hours of Nurburgring by introducing their specially modified V12 Vantage racer for the job. The car is liveried in striking sky blue with white streaks over the a-pillars. Interestingly, the car is close to standard with only very minimal changes made to reduce weight and improve handling. Pirelli has also provided specially selected P Zero Circuit Racing slick tyres. [2]

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Aston Martin V12 Vantage

Front of the Aston Martin V12 Vantage S at Motor Show Poznań 2015


V12 Vantage S Edit

On 28 May 2013, Aston Martin announced the V12 Vantage S - a sportier version of the V12 Vantage supercar that it is replacing.

The V12 Vantage S produces 565 hp (421 kW) and 457 lb·ft (620 N·m) of torque from a revised 5.9-litre (5935cc) V12 engine called the AM28, which they will use as a base for future engines. The power will be transferred to the rear wheels using a new seven-speed Sportshift III automated manual with no option for a manual transmission, which weighs 55 pounds (25 kg) less than the Sportshift II.

The exhaust on the V12 Vantage S was developed from the company's own One-77supercar, and promises to give the car a sound unique to the new model.

Although specific performance details are yet to be released, the V12 Vantage S is claimed to reach a top speed of 205 mph (330 km/h) and accelerates to 60 mph (97 km/h) in 3.70 seconds, making it the fastest production Aston Martin in history.

The V12 Vantage S is 15 kilograms (33 lb) lighter than the V12 Vantage, features new three-stage adaptive damping for the suspension, new carbon ceramic brakes, and a unique track-mode to help drivers who want to take their car to the track.

Styling and aerodynamic changes include a new carbon fibre front grille, black roof and rear grille, lightweight forged alloy wheels, and new finishes on the interior seats, doors and controls.

In April 2016, the V12 Vantage S was announced to be produced with a 7 speed Dog-leg gearbox, unusual for its day and age. In the United States, the V12 Vantage GTS will feature the dog-leg gearbox, but only 100 are to be produced.

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See alsoEdit

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ASTON MARTIN

Prodrive Ltd.


Prodrive | Aston Martin | Lagonda | Tickford | Glenn Seton Racing | Aston Martin Racing


Current Models: V8 Vantage · V8 Vantage Volante · V12 Vantage · DB11 · Vanquish · Rapide · Vulcan · ·

Historic cars: DB1 · DB2 · DB3 · DB2/4 · DB Mark III · DB4 · DB4 GT Zagato · DB5 · DB6 · DBS (1967) · V8 · DB7 · V12 Vantage · DB7 Zagato · DB AR1 · Lagonda · Lagonda Rapide

Historic Supercars: V8 Vantage · V8 Zagato · Virage · V12 Vanquish

Racing/Competition: DB3 · DBSS · DBR1 · DBR2 · DBR3 · DBR4 · DBR5 · DP212 · DP214 · DP215 · Nimrod · AMR1 · DBR9 · DBRS9 · Rally GT · Vantage GT2 · Vantage GT4 · LeMans Works LMP1 · Rapide 24h Nurburgring

Concept cars: AM4 · Jet · Bulldog · Jet 2 · Lagonda Vignale · Vanquish Zagato Roadster · 20/20 · AMV8 Vantage · Rapide Concept · V12 Vantage RS Concept · Cygnet Concept


David Brown · David Richards · Ford


Lionel Martin and Robert Bamford Corporate website A brand of Prodrive Ltd.


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