The V12 Vantage has been reborn in a super exclusive 592bhp avatar.
Aston Martin’s Q personalisation service is creating 14 exclusive units of the V12 Vantage V600, which are inspired by the original supercharged Vantage V600 from 1998.
Produced as seven coupes and seven convertibles, the V600 is based on the previous-generation VH Vantage. The car is powered by an upgraded version of Aston Martin's 6.0-litre naturally aspirated V12 engine, producing 592bhp, which is mated to a 7-speed manual transmission.
The V12 Vantage V600 utilises aggressive styling cues across its full carbon fibre exterior. Like the 90s classic, the V600 sports a re-imagined side-strake and a bulging bonnet, along with a big darkened grille up front. The look is further distinguished by bespoke centre-lock forged and machined aluminium wheels.
The interior of the V600 is made of carbon fibre and dark anodised aluminium. The lightweight seats have an all-new perforation pattern, and there’s a new carbon fibre centre console, bespoke driver information dials and a hand-crafted saddle leather centre armrest.
Aston Martin has not shared any performance figures for the V600. However, the now discontinued V12 Vantage sprinted from 0 to 100km/h in under 4 seconds and a had a top speed of 330km/h. With additional power, expect the V600 to be slightly faster.
With the latest Vantage dropping the V12 motor altogether, this limited-run V600 may very likely be the last Vantage that rocks 12 cylinders. Since it is a highly customisable package, pricing for each of the 14 units will vary based on the customer’s preferences. Deliveries will take place in Q3 2018.