V12 Vantage S: 'Brutal yet elegant'
30 May 2013, 15:54
England - Aston Martin has revealed its latest sports car offering - the new V12 Vantage S.
model replaces the outgoing V12 Vantage and, with the exception of the
One-77 hypercar, the automaker claims it is the fastest road-going Aston
Powered by a new 421kW AM28 6.0 V12 the car is capable of reaching 329km/h.
and low rev torque improves too with 620Nm available at 5 750rpm – up
from 570Nm. Cruciall low range torque, measured at 1000rpm, leaps from
440Nm to 510Nm.
'EXTREME YET TIMELESS'
Martin chief executive officer Dr Ulrich Bez said: “The new V12 Vantage
S is, simply, pure Aston Martin. It is extreme in its nature yet truly
timeless in its design language. Learning from our successes on the
track feeds the development of this type of car and I’m proud to launch
such an exciting sports car in this, our centenary year.”
Inspired by the Vantage GT4, GT3 and GTE competition cars, the V12 Vantage S has machined combustion chambers, hollow cam shafts and a new motorsport-style auto with paddle shifts.
Drivers can choose between “Normal”, “Sport” and “Track” modes.
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model has been restyled to reflect its position as the flagship of the
new Vantage range. The grille sports a new carbon- fibred arrangement
and is inspired by the new CC100 Speedster Concept. It debuts new
lightweight forged alloy ten-spoke wheels and a black painted roof with
part-painted boot panel while retaining the same compact proportions if
An array of interior trim choices is on offer,
among them the Carbon Fibre Interior Pack, which adds the material to
the car’s facia and door pulls plus the availability of black pedals.
added: “The new V12 Vantage S is our most extreme Vantage to date –
engineered to bring race car performance and technology to the open
road. It is our most powerful engine in a beautifully tailored suit. It
is elegant, yet brutal, and it is at the same time easy to control.”