Only 333 units of the V12 Vantage will be produced.
Yes, the internal combustion engine is on its way out, and big, thirsty V12s are one of the first victims. The writing is on the wall, but Aston Martin wants to give the iconic V12 Vantage one last chance. Enter the all-new V12 Vantage.
Under the hood is a 5.2-litre twin-turbo V12, which produces 690bhp and an astronomical 753Nm. The power is sent exclusively to the rear wheels via a ZF 8-speed automatic gearbox, which has been given custom software for this application. It can go from 0 to 100kmph in just over 3.4 seconds and hit a top speed of 320km/h.
The aerodynamics package has been reworked as well – it now generates 204kg of downforce at top speed. The track width has been increased by 40mm, and there is a new suspension system with new anti-roll bars, bushes, and new spring and damper assemblies.
Carbon-ceramic brakes are standard on the V12 Vantage, and there are larger radiators to cool the heat from the larger engine. Aston Martin has also extensively used carbon fibre and composite materials to save weight. The exhaust system is made of 1mm lightweight stainless steel.
Yes, it's the last time this V12 will be fitted to a Vantage. And given that only 333 examples of the car will be built – all of which have already been spoken for – not everyone will get to drive, sit in, or even hear the music of the V12 Vantage, but it's great to see that manufacturers are still giving us petrolheads something to lust after in a world that's rapidly moving towards EVs.
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